Pascal Hachem

Born 1979, Beirut, Lebanon / Lives and works in Beirut, Lebanon. Pascal Hachem’s work developed over the years as a discrete experience. He employs the visual as a process to evoke an intellectual and psychological response. Working through performative acts, often interventions into urban spaces, or by creating sculptural installations in gallery contexts, Hachem sets up compelling situations which ask or even demand the viewer to pause and concentrate, taking the time to think and work out visual conundrums. At its core, his work manifests his responses to the world, to the power relations and social situations he relentlessly examines and critiques. He graduated in Spatial Design from USEK University, Jounieh, Lebanon in 2002. He has recently exhibited at international institutions, including Mosaic Rooms, London, UK / the Gwangju Museum of Art, Gwangju, South Korea / and Mario Merz Foundation, Turin, Italy. In 2013 Hachem co-founded 200Grs studio in Beirut, Lebanon. Hachems work form part of many prestigious art collections including The Kamel Lazaar Foundation, Tunis, Tunisia / Nadour Collection, Germany / Farook Collection, Dubai, U.A.E. and Galila Barzilai-Hollander Collection, Brussels, Belgium.