Akram Zaatari produces videos, installations of photographic material and books on a range of interconnected themes, subjects and practices related to excavation, political resistance and the production and circulation of images in times of war. A co-founder of the Arab Image Foundation, he has actively contributed to the discourse on photograph preservation and archival practice.
Zaatari’s work has been shown in a number of solo exhibitions, including The Script, Turner Contemporary, Margate, UK (2018) and New Arts Exchange, Nottingham, UK (2018); Against Photography: An Annotated History of the Arab Image Foundation, MMCA, Seoul (2018); K21, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf (2017) and Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (2017); Tomorrow Everything Will Be Alright, Galpao VB - Associação Cultural Videobrasil, São Paulo (2016); This Day at Ten, Kunsthaus Zurich (2016); WIELS, Contemporary Art Centre, Brussels (2014) and Le Magasin, Grenoble, France (2012) and Unfolding, Moderna Museet, Stockholm (2015). Among his group exhibitions are the 10th Gwangju Biennale, Korea (2014); 55th Venice Biennale (2013) and dOCUMENTA (13) (2012).
Zaatari’s works are part of the permanent collections of the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Solomon R. Guggenheim, New York; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Serralves Foundation, Porto, Portugal; Tate Modern, London and Walker Arts Center, Minneapolis, US, among others.
Born 1966 in Saida, Lebanon, he currently lives and works in Beirut.
Sharjah Biennials 14 and 10
Sharjah Biennial 14: Leaving the Echo Chamber
Sharjah Art Foundation presents Akram Zaatari: Against Photography. An Annotated History of the Arab Image Foundation.