Ayman Baalbaki

(b. 1975) Born in Odeisse, Lebanon in 1975, Baalbaki received his Bachelor of Art in Painting from the Fine Arts Lebanese University in Beirut, in 1998. He graduated from the Ecole Superieure des Arts Decoratifs in Paris, soon followed by a Master’s degree and a Ph.D. titled ‘the Art of Images and the Contemporary Art’. During the summer of 2001, he joined the Academy in Darat Al-funun, Amman, under the supervision of the artist Marwan Kassab Bashi. Baalbaki exhibited in Lebanon at the Agial Gallery with his exhibitions ‘Transfiguration Apocalyptique’ and ‘Ici et D’ailleurs’; as well as ‘Absence-Presence’ in 2002, at the ‘Maison du Liban’ in Paris. Since 1995, he has participated in numerous exhibitions, art shows, and biennales in various locations including Lebanon, Jordan, Syria, Egypt, Nigeria, and Argentina. Baalbaki has been awarded the prize of Fine Art by Young Artists of Lebanon in Tripoli. He also won the First Prize of the Fabriano Contest of Drawing and Al-Sahafi Al-Saghir contests. Baalbaki was also rewarded 2005 Silvery Medal for Art at the Francophone Games in Niamey, Niger. He is a member of the Lebanese Artists’ Association.