project is not a gallery exhibition or an installation. It is
a proposition somewhere in between, by the sculptor Souheil
Sleiman in collaboration with art curator, Amanda Abi Khalil.
The gallery will be transformed, suggestive of an artists
studio, to house a selection of the sculptors drawings
that are a prelude to his sculptural works.
Souheil Sleiman was born in Meziara in 1952.
In 1970, he moved to England to study art, first at the Salford
Technical College for his Foundation year then at the North
East London Polytechnic School of Art and Design before he joined
the Royal College of Art in 1975.
Sleimans practice revolves mainly around sculpture that
is informed by events that transcend
national boundaries. He has worked and experimented with a range
of material, combining them often, like wood, wax, clay, cardboard,
paper and recycled hybrid textures. His practice questions global,
political, social and environmental issues as well as challenges
the material and the process of sculpture making. He explored
kinetic and site-specific sculptures and he is known for his
collaborative projects with artists and curators.
He has been extensively exhibited in Lebanon and collaborated
with international institutions and galleries amongst them the