Born in 1954, in Kab Elias, Bekaa, Lebanon, Aida Salloum was drawn since her early childhood to a path of painting and artistic expression through color.
After earning a degree in Fine Arts from the Lebanese University, she went on to pursue a postgraduate diploma from the Holy Spirit University of Kaslik, and has held the position of Assistant Professor of Fine Arts at the Lebanese University since 1998.
Salloum is known for her vibrant landscape, originally inspired by the Bekaa valley with its exquisite scenery, lights and colors during her teenage years.
As she moved to Beirut in 1977, her style shifted drastically. Her art evolved through different phases to accompany the shifting realities in her life, starting with the devastating Lebanese civil war. She expressed her fear and anxiety in recreating visual spaces by combining realistic and imaginative elements.
Between 1991 and 2000, Nature regained a place in her art, replacing the devastation and sad realities of the past era. Color and brushwork became the venues of liberation from the realistic scenery leading us to her inner reflections and deep emotions. Later on, her new aesthetical experience evolved between light, contemplative space and purity.
Salloum’s work has been featured in several group exhibitions across the years, and she has held five solo exhibitions in Lebanon, starting in 1991 at ‘Dar al-Nadwa’ in Hamra.
Her latest solo exhibition “Whispering - وشوشات” was on show at Galerie Janine Rubeiz from February 16, 2022 until March 18, 2022.