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Georges Salameh

Born in Beirut, 1973.
Studied Film at Paris VIII St. Denis.
Lived in Lebanon, Cyprus, Greece, France and Sicily.
Currently working in Athens & Beirut.



statement

"My work is an idiosyncratic experience of the notion of sedimentation, both in the physical and metaphysical sense. Mediterranean basin & sea, archives, documents, reconstructions, gestures, peripatetics & a sense of listening, take the viewer on a poetic meander, through creative comparison of reality, of languages and of narrations."

NB
This is not a website but a notebook and bodies of photographic works presented here are only sketches, drawings, or thoughts. Their final form takes shape when exhibited in real space & time.


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georgessalameh[at]gmail.com

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early works

CAHIERS DE LA PAIX (1998-2006)



filmography (selected)

MOUNT FALAKRO (2007, 29min)

MAESMAK (2008, 20min)

TI VITTI (2012, 29min)

THE INVISIBLE HANDS (2017, 97min)



photography (selected)

HEAR YOU, ATHENS (1998-2006)

REFUGE DREAMGROVE (2004-2016)

SPLEEN (2009-2017)

ISOLITUDINE (2005-2017)



video installations

SCRUSCIU (2008, 5min)

RED POKER (2010, 5min)

HAFEZ FROM ANFEH (2010, 2min)

NABIL & CORNI (2015, 2min)



projects in progress

PERIPATETICS

LET US STOP AND WEEP



HOTEL HELLAS



collaborations (selected)

DEPRESSION ERA collective's co-founder & contributing artist (Athens, Greece 2011-...)

VIDEO FESTIVAL - film festival jury (Zurich, Switzerland, May 2011)

PHASES MAGAZINE - contributing editor (France/Greece 2015 - 2017)

URBANAUTICA INSTITUTE - contributing editor (Treviso, Italy June 2015-...)



workshops

ORIGINI (Palermo, Italy March 2015)

PERIPATETICS (Athens, Greece Feb-March 2016)



talks (selected)

MILANO CITTA APERTA - DEPRESSION ERA (Milano, Italy 2015)

MINIMUM - PHASES MAGAZINE (Palermo, Italy 2016)

VOID - PHASES MAGAZINE (Athens, Greece 2016)

ORAMA - BEYOND PHOTOGRAPHY (Athens, Greece 2017)

Athens Photo Scratch - ISOLITUDINE (Athens, Greece 2018)

Mobilities in/of Crises: Critical InvestigationsCAESURA (Athens, Greece 2018)



exhibitions & movie festivals (selected)

COLOR - Artists Collectiva Space (Greece, Feb 1999)

HEAR YOU, ATHENS - Urban Of - Athens Photo Festival (Athens, Greece, Oct 2000)

HEAR YOU, ATHENS - Photographic Aspects and Views - Benaki Museum (Athens, Greece Sept 2001)

HOLD MY ME - Cinema Texas 11th International Short Film Festival (Texas, USA Sept 2005)

MOUNT FALAKRO - Trieste Documentary Film Festival (Trieste, Italy Jan 2008)

SCRUSCIU - International Kansk Video festival (Kansk, Russia August 2008)

MAESMAK - London International Documentary Festival (London, UK, Apr 2009)

MAESMAK - Luksuz Film Festival (Ljubljana, Slovenia Sept 2009) Best Experimental Film

MAESMAK - CON-CAN Movie Festival (Tokyo, Japan Sept 2009) Audience Special Award

MAESMAK - Strange Screen Experimental Film Festival (Thessaloniki, Greece Oct 2009) 2nd prize for Best Experimental Video

MAESMAK - Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival (Kassel, Germany Nov 2009)

MAESMAK - Teheran Short Film Festival (Teheran, Iran, Nov 2009) Best Documentary International Competition

HAFEZ FROM ANFEH - Antonopoulou Art Gallery "Third Nature" (Athens, Greece June 2010)

RED POKER - Détours S8mm Film Festival (Santorini, Greece August 2010)

TI VITTI - FICTS (Italy, Dec 2012) Guirlande d’Honneur for Best Documentary

SPLEEN - No Country For Young Men - Bozar (Bruxelles, Belgium March 2014)

SPLEEN - Depression Era - Central DUPON, Mois de la Photo (Paris, France October 2014)

LET US STOP AND WEEP - Origini - Dimora OZ (Palermo, Italy March 2015)

NABIL & CORNI - Depression Era - Biennale 5 (Thessaloniki, Greece July-Sept 2015)

MACERIE IV - Dimora OZ (Palermo, Italy Sept-Oct 2015)

REFUGE DREAMGROVE - Alien Territory - Medphoto (Rethymno, Greece June-Sept 2016)

ISOLITUDUNE - Whitelight - Shed (London, UK, March 2017)

THE INVISIBLE HANDS - Documenta14 (Athens, Greece, April-June 2017)

NABIL & CORNI - TOURISTS - Culturescapes (Basel, Switzerland, Oct. 2017 - Jan. 2018)

SPLEEN - CRITICAL ARCHIVES III: IDENTITIES - Museum of Contemporary Art of Crete (Rethymno, Greece, Jan-March 2018)

THE INVISIBLE HANDS - Berlinale Forum Expanded (Berlin, Germany, February 2018)

HEAR YOU, ATHENS - Anatomy of Political Melancholy (Samos, Greece, summer 2018)



curatorship (selected)

VENTO DEL NORD - film festival program curator (Lampedusa, Italy July 2011)

OPEN ARMS - curator online platform (Athens, Greece August 2013 - )
OPEN ARMS on instagram

DEPRESSION ERA - co-curator of the collective's exhibition at the 5th Biennale of Contemporary Art (Thessaloniki Greece July-Sept 2015)

ORMOS - curator Exhibition (Palermo, Italy January 2016)



interviews, features, bibliography & editorials (selected)

PHOTOGRAPHIC ASPECTS AND VIEWS - edition (Greece 2001)

SPLEEN/DEPRESSION ERA - edition (Greece 2011)

MAPPING MEMORIES - review (Thessaloniki, Greece 2014)

BOOOOOOOM MAGAZINE - feature (USA 2014)

PAPER JOURNAL MAGAZINE - feature (UK 2014)

AINT BAD MAGAZINE - feature (USA 2014)

SUDARIO - edition (Italy 2015)

ARCHIVE COLLECTIVE MAGAZINE - feature (UK 2015)

DETROIT CENTER OF CONTEMPORARY PHOTOGRAPHY - feature (USA 2015)

URBANAUTICA - interview (Italy 2015)

APERTURE MAGAZINE - feature (USA 2016)

C41 MAGAZINE - feature (Italy 2016)

PHASES MAGAZINE - feature (France/Greece 2018)

LIFO - feature (Greece 2018)

WERTN - feature (France 2018)

Velvet Eyes - interview (UK 2018)

L'OEIL DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE - feature (France 2018)