AYMAN BAALBAKI: CECI N’EST PAS LA SUISSE
ROSE ISSA PROJECTS, LONDON
16 OCTOBER–12 NOVEMBER 2009
Painter and mixed-media and installation artist Ayman Baalbaki was born in Odeissé, South Lebanon, in 1975 – the year the Lebanese civil war began. His work is closely linked to the turmoil of his country, its destruction and his own personal odyssey: he was forced to flee his home and become a refugee in Beirut where he witnessed the city’s bewildering social and physical change.