Meet the Artist
Gregory Buchakjian (b. 1971) is an art historian and visual interdisciplinary artist, Université Paris IV Sorbonne PhD, acting director of the School of Visual Arts at Académie Libanaise des Beaux-Arts – Alba. His visual work emerged in the aftermath of the 2006 war with the series Nighthawks. Since then, he focused on city and history with publications such as Fouad Elkoury, Passing Time (Kaph Books: 2017), Traversées Photographiques. Le journal du Docteur Cottard (Arab Image Foundation: 2017) and his contributions to On Photography in Lebanon: Essays and Stories (Kaph Books, 2018). In 2018, his Fragments from the Ridge Line are part of first Lebanese pavilion at the Venice Biennale of Architecture while Fragments from the History of Civil Aviation in Lebanon are in the book accompanying the exhibition Cycles of Collapsing Progress. Member of the advisory committee of the Saradar Collection, he took part in juries including Sursock Museum Salon d’Automne (2009), Boghossian Prize (2012), Beirut Art Center’s Exposure (2013) and Beirut Art Residency (2017).