Biography

Born in Bcharre, (Lebanon), I graduated in Arabic Literature in 2002 and then in 2005 in Painting, later continuing my studies in Italy, where in 2008 I obtained a Diploma in Art and Painting from the Academy of Arts at Venice. From 2014 until 2019 I worked as an adjunct professor of Arabic language and translation at the University of Trieste (in Modern Languages for Interpreting and Translation). Currently an adjunct professor at the CAMPUS CIELS of Padova (Linguistic Mediation Science), I am also in my third year of study toward a Ph.D in Literary studies at the University of Nova Gorica (Slovenia).

As a Lebanese artist and writer living in Italy, I experiment in many creative mediums, including: artist books, painting, video art, performance, and installation using Arabic script in public spaces.  My writings include a variety of works from prose to poetry, including my own independently published book of poetry “Ink and Stone”.  I am also the curator and co-founder of the association “Front of Art” and an online magazine/ blog on art, poetry and philosophy entitled, “Inchiostro e Pietra”.