Meet the Artist
Gregory Buchakjian (b. 1971) is an art historian and visual interdisciplinary artist, Université Paris IV Sorbonne PhD, director of the School of Visual Arts at Académie Libanaise des Beaux-Arts – Alba. His work focuses on city and history with books such as Fouad Elkoury, Passing Time (Kaph Books: 2017) and Traversées Photographiques. Le journal du Docteur Cottard (Arab Image Foundation: 2017). In 2018, he released the publication Abandoned Dwellings, A History of Beirut (Beirut, Kaph Books: 2018, Valerie Cachard, ed.) and the exhibition Abandoned Dwellings, Display of Systems, at Sursock Museum, Beirut, 2018, curated by Karina El Helou. In 2018 also, his Fragments from the Ridge Line were part of first Lebanese pavilion at the Venice Biennale of Architecture while Fragments from the History of Civil Aviation in Lebanon were among the Works on Paper 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).