About

Tarek Haddad is a Lebanese photographer currently based in Arles. His work focuses primarily on the relationship between humans and their environment on both individual and collective scales, with a particular interest for the natural constructs which form the overlap between the two entities. His approach to photography finds its grounds in the balance between complementary opposites; the pragmatic and the poetic, the structured and the intuitive, the logical and the emotional. His work has been exhibited in Lebanon, Switzerland, and France.

In 2019, he formed a duo with Laetitia Hakim. Their joint practice is based on complementarity, duality, playfulness, and materiality. Their work stems from an ongoing conversation revolving around the actuality that marks them and the spaces they interact with and inhabit. It consists of stepping back, reflecting, and then responding to the events in question.

Since 2020, He is also part of Collectif 1200

Residencies/Grants

Nov 2022 - Sep 2023 - AiR by Saradar Foundation, Lebanon.

Dec 2020 - Prince Claus Relief Fund

April - June 2019 - Sustainable Mountain Art Residency (SMArt
Programme) Bellwald, Switzerland

Sep 2017 - April 2018 - Grant by the Arab Funds for Arts & Culture (AFAC) and mentorship through the Arab Documentary Photography Program Grant (ADPP) in partnership with Prince Claus Fund and Magnum Foundation

2016 - Selected for a workshop with Franco-Algerian artist Halida Boughriet + group exhibition during Beirut Art Fair 2016, Lebanon

2015 - Shortlisted for the Byblos Bank Award, Lebanon


Solo Exhibitions

"The Sixth Day"
Bellwald Village Center, Switzerland
June - September 2019

"Vesica Piscis"
Galerie Janine Rubeiz, Raouche, Lebanon
July 2017

Curatorial Projects

"in Light or Shadow of What Was and Still is"
co-curated with Betty Ketchedjian
Casa Arabe, Madrid, Spain
as part of PHotoESPAÑA 2022
June - September 2022

Education

Masters in Photography
Ecole Nationale Superieure de la Photographie, Arles, France
2020 - ongoing
Exchange with Aalto University, Espoo, Finland
Jan - May 2022

B.A. in Photography summa cum laude
Notre Dame University-Louaize, Zouk Mosbeh, Lebanon
2014 - 2017

B.A. in Computer Sciences
Notre Dame University-Louaize, Zouk Mosbeh, Lebanon
2009 - 2013

Group Exhibitions

"The Sixth Day" (2019) in "impACT"
MédiathèqueValais, Martigny
Nov 2022 - April 2023

"a Stretch of Water" (2021, duo with Laetitia Hakim) in "Au Bord du Monde Vivent nos Vestiges"
curated by Clémence Cottard Hachem and Laure d'Hauteville
Jumièges, France
July 2022 - Nov 2022

"Natural Constructs" (2022) in "Meta-Jardin"
ESBA Nîmes, France
July 2022

"Natural Constructs" (2022) in "WIP"
Arles, France
part of the Rencontres d'Arles festival
July - Sep 2022

"Still Life" (2020) in "Echoes From a Crowded Room " (Collectif 1200)
Artlab, Beirut, Lebanon
part of the Catapult Program launched by the British Council
March - April 2022

"Still Life" (2020) in "Stillness in the fall" (Collectif 1200)
Fabrique POLA
part of the Festivale International Des Arts de Bordeaux Metropole
Bordeaux, France
Oct 2021

"a Stretch of Water" (2021, duo with Laetitia Hakim) in "Togetherness"
Galerie Tanit, Beirut, Lebanon
June - Aug 2022

"The Sixth Day" (2019) in "Glaciers Supremes"
Ernen, Ernen, Switzerland
June - Sep 2021

"The Perpetuity of Ruins" (2020) in "Beirut 2020"
Galerie Janine Rubeiz, Raouche, Lebanon
Oct - Nov 2020

"Vesica Piscis" (2017) in "Beirut Year Zero"
ArtHaus Beirut, Lebanon
Oct 2020

"The Sixth Day" (2019) in "Metamorphosis"
World Nature Forum, Naters, Switzerland
Oct - Nov 2020

"The Sixth Day" (2019) in "Another Life"
Ernen, Switzerland
June - Sep 2020

"Vesica Piscis" (2017) in "Group Exhibition"
CUB Gallery, Badaro, Lebanon
Feb - April 2019

"Neoplasticity" (2016) in "Opening Exhibition"
CUB Gallery, Badaro, Lebanon
Dec 2017 - Feb 2018

"Vesica Piscis" (2017) in "Oeuvres Recentes"
Galerie Janine Rubeiz, Raouche, Lebanon
July - Aug 2017

"Neoplasticity" (2016) in "New World / Nouveau Monde"
part of the Beirut Art Fair
Biel - Beirut, Lebanon
Sep 2016

"Debatable Storage Syndrome" (2015) in "Raw Talents"
Art Factum Gallery, Qarantina, Lebanon
Sep 2015

for contact & inquiries:

trkhaddad@gmail.com
00 961 3 399 228 (whatsapp)
00 33 6 10 43 60 96 (mobile)

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