Roy Dib | Brazil

Artist awarded with the VILA SUL – GOETHE-INSTITUT residency prize at Residence Vila Sul (Salvador, Brazil)

Visual artist and art critic. He completed a master’s degree in Theater and Performance Studies from the Lebanese University in Beirut, Lebanon, 2004. Dib works with film, video and video installation. His interest lies in the subjective constructs of space and how they put forth issues from the Middle East’s geopolitical context. In his work, territory, memory, and imagination come together with his experiences in Lebanon, creating new horizons for interaction with otherness. He cofounded the theater group Zoukak (2006 to 2009). His works have been exhibited at the EcransMed Film Festival, Montreal, Canada (2014); Berlinale International Film Festival, Berlin, Germany (2014); Video Works, Beirut, Lebanon (2014 and 2011); Parallel Vienna, Austria (2013); Senatsreservenspeicher, Berlin Gallery, Germany (2013): Rotterdam International Film Festival, Netherlands (2013); Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France (2012); and other venues. Roy Dib lives and works in Beirut.

A Spectacle of Privacy | 2014, video installation
Mondial 2010 | 2014, video

Roy Dib’s output emerges as a window into a generation born in the midst of conflict and which, through novel representation forms, tries to fabulate new possibilities of coexistence with otherness. In A Spectacle of Privacy, a couple argues in a hotel room about the use of condoms, in a power game that is at once sexual and political.

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