Lebanon will be represented at the 2013 Venice Biennale by Akram Zaatari, Artforum reports. It continues:
“Zaatari’s work combines radio, television, and photographic archival material with his own personal narrative to examine the ideological circulation and geographic production of images in the context of the Middle East.”
Mr. Zaatari appeared in the most recent Documenta, number 13, in Kassel, Germany, and has participated in the 2012 Liverpool Biennial, the 2011 Istanbul Biennial, the 2007 and 2011 Sharjah Biennials and the 2007 Venice Biennale. He is represented by Sfeir-Semler Gallery in Hamburg, Germany, and Beirut, Lebanon.
His solo shows include a 2009 outing at the Ludlow38 space on the Lower East Side and a 2005 exhibition called “Mapping Sitting” at New York University’s Grey Art Gallery. He holds an M.A. in media studies from the New School, and has curated exhibitions throughout the world.
Update, Jan. 15: Mr. Zataari will have a one-person show at MoMA from May 11 to Sept. 23.
A complete list of participants in the 2013 Venice Biennale is available here.