Hanibal Srouji

Born in 1957,  Hanibal Srouji is a Lebanese artist based in Beirut. He holds a master’s degree in Fine Arts from Concordia University in Canada (1987). He had held different teaching positions at universities in the United States, Canada and France before joining the Lebanese American University in 2010; where he holds today the position of Associate Professor. He has held numerous solo and collective exhibitions, namely “Into the clouds” and “The Mac International first open art prize” in Belfast, Ireland, in 2014. He was featured by Galerie Janine Rubeiz at the “Singapore Art fair”, “Art Dubai”, “Abu-Dhabi Art” and “Art14 London.” His work has been acquired by prominent public and private collections, such as the “Alcan Collection” in Canada, the “Carmignac Foundation” in France. In 2013, Galerie Janine Rubeiz, representing him in Lebanon since 1997, published a book titled: “Hanibal Srouji: painting fire, water, earth and air.” He is also represented by June Kelly Gallery in New York and Galerie Eulenspiegel in Basel.

About his work


Hanibal’s artistic trajectory addresses notions of memory, exile and above all: Healing. Srouji is known for his surface paintings. They stand apparently for abstractions; yet, they reveal physical scars of conflict, as they also address temporalities between a past nostalgia, a precipitating present and a distant future and negotiate terms of engagement without pathos. The dispersion deployed onto the canvas is not only a material trace but also the symbolic form of social phenomena that confirms the artist’s notes that “painting is a necessity” and his work is “always linked to the history of Lebanon and to the Middle East in general.”


Related Exhibitions

Abu Dhabi Art Fair 2018

November 14, 2018 to November 17, 2018

"Let Us Dream" - Hanibal Srouji

May 30, 2018 to July 07, 2018

"Oeuvres Recentes" - Collective Exhibtion

July 26, 2017 to August 22, 2017

October 17, 2019

December 04, 2019 to January 08, 2020

Beirut 2020

October 14, 2020 to November 27, 2020


August 05, 2021 to August 31, 2021

Celebrating Painting

July 20, 2022 to August 26, 2022

Encounters 2023 - Open Call

September 29, 2022 to December 29, 2022