Interested in how technology affects perception, filmmaker and artist Roy Samaha explores the non-linear relationships between images, memory and history through embodied experience.
His work has been shown in many international festivals and exhibitions, including Sharjah Biennial 13 (2017); International Film Festival Rotterdam, the Netherlands (2017); Cruel Weather: Arab Middle East Film Festival, Aberdeen, Scotland (2009); Meeting Points 5, Brussels/Berlin/Egypt (2009); La Rencontre Internationale, Paris/Madrid/Berlin (2007), Singapore Biennale (2006) and Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin (2003).
He studied for a master’s degree in film studies at USEK, Kaslik, Lebanon (1998-2006) and was awarded an apexart Fellowship (2010). He worked in television news and broadcasting (1998-2008) and has presented seminars about alternative video practices at several Lebanese universities.
He was born in 1978 in Beirut, where he continues to live and work.
This person was part of Sharjah Biennial 13.