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Christine Kettaneh

Christine Kettaneh, b. 1982, Beirut Lebanon.

She is holder of a master’s degree in Finance and Economics from the London School of Economics. In 2013 she completed her master’s studies in Fine Art at the Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London. Kettaneh has been teaching at universities in Beirut and London while perusing her practice as an artist.

The artist investigates the boundaries of language and systems in research-based works that are simultaneously sculptural and performative. In her works Kettaneh articulates language as both excavated material and excavation technique.

Kettaneh has collaborated with other artists and participated in several shows internationally. Most recently, she received the ‘Audience Award’ for her artist film The hindwing at the Berlin Revolution Film Festival (2020). Furthermore, she was awarded as the ‘Best Experimental Short Film’ for her artist film Feelers in the Mediterranean Film Festival Cannes (2018). She also received the YICCA – art residency in Rome – prize (2018), the Premio Ora Prize, Turin (2017), and the Aomi Okabe Jury award in Art Olympia, Tokyo (2017) as well as the Arte Laguna Prize, ‘Sculpture and Installation’, Venice (2015).

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