Untitled | 2015
Acrylic on canvas. 120 x 120 cm. From the exhibition “Vision machines, Shall you see me better now?”
In 2015, Tagreed Darghouth had a solo exhibition entitled “Vision Machines, Shall You See Me Better Now?”. The works’ subject matter encompassed cameras, drones and satellites, an obsession in civilian and military surveillance. While satellites have been scrutinizing and documenting the whole world, from agricultural lands to government buildings, CCTV’s have multiplied everywhere, from supermarkets to automated cash machines. Taking the shape of airplanes, helicopters or Zeppelins; drones have been infesting the air, spying over hostile adversaries, political demonstrations, and even threatening civilian air traffic.
Biography of the artist
Born in Saida, Lebanon. 1979
Works and Lives in Beirut
Tagreed Darghouth earned a diploma in art education and studied fine arts at the Lebanese University in Beirut. She then went on to study space art at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in Paris.
Darghouth’s figurative painting forces her public to confront difficult and controversial subjects, such as the desire of the Lebanese society to import Western features through the excessive use of plastic surgery, and the shocking conditions of female domestic helpers.
Since 2004, Darghouth has exhibited in Beirut, Istanbul, Dubai, Qatar, Amman, Paris, and Buenos Aires. She was awarded the first prize at cm3 by the Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris in 2003 and the second prize of Darat al Funun’s Summer Academy in 2000 in Jordan.
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