Selim Mawad

Born in Lebanon in 1973, Selim Mawad has lived and worked in many conflict-torn countries across the Middle East, Africa and Latin America. After earning a master's degree in architecture from the Lebanese Academy of Fine Arts (ALBA), he set out on a long journey in the field of human rights and peace building, and reflects this experience through his art. He offers the viewer a collection of non-narrative stories through paintings, sketches, comic books and articles. Many of these stories were drawn while on the field, and later transformed into more elaborate paintings. Through his practice, Mawad throws a critical gaze on activism and explores the underlying reasons of violence, the resilience of the human being and the will to enjoy life.