Leap year's diary, 2006-2016
collage on paper
Stamped by artist on the back
23 x 16.5

Rabih Mroué, born 1967, lives and works in Beirut. Mroué is an actor, director, playwright, visual artist, and a contributing editor for The Drama Review (TDR) and the quarterly Kalamon. He is also a co-founder and a board member of the Beyrouth Art Center (BAC), Beirut. His complex and diverse practice, spanning different disciplines and formats in theatrical, performance, and visual arts, has established Mroué as a key figure in a new generation of artistic voices in Lebanon. Employing both fiction and in-depth analysis as a tool for engaging with his immediate reality, Mroué explores the responsibility of the artist in communicating with an audience in given political and cultural contexts. His work has been a success in the past, and the Syrian Revolution has been a success.


Selected Solo Exhibitions

A Leap Year, Sfeir-Semler Gallery, Beirut

Between Two Battles, Kunsthalle Mainz, Mainz, Germany
I was fortunate not to have seen what the others had witnessed, Sfeir-Semler Gallery, Hamburg, Germany

Mer Méditerranée, La Kunsthalle Mulhouse, Center d’art contemporain, Mulhouse

Rabih Mroué, SALT Beyoglu/Galata, Istanbul, Turkey
Rabih Mroué, Fri Art in collaboration with Belluard Bollwerk International Festival, Friborg, Switzerland

Rabih Mroué. Image (s) mon amour, CA2M Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, Madrid, Spain

Rabih Mroué. Will the Spring Visit Us?, Tranzitdisplay, Prague, Czech Republic
The People are Demanding, Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart, Germany
I, the Undersigned, Lunds Konsthall, Sweden
The People are Demanding, Rivington Place, London, UK
My Leap into the Void, Galerie Sfeir-Semler, Hamburg, Germany

I, The Undersigned, BAK Basis voor Actual Kunst, Utrecht, Netherlands


Selected Group Exhibitions

Floating Self: Rabih Mroué, Rosa Rendl, Amalia Ulman, Salzburger Kunstverein, Salzburg

Sub Weapons, MAK Frankfurt, Germany
Movement of the People, University of Essex, UK
On Disappearing And For Vanishing, TARTU Art Museum, Tartu, Estonia

Gallery 3010, Sfeir-Semler Gallery, Beirut, Lebanon
Techologism, Monash University Museum of Art, Caulfield East, Australia
Home Works 7, Askhal Alwan, Beirut, Lebanon
The Beast & The Sovereign, co-produced by MACBA and Württembergischer Kunstverein (WKV) Stuttgart

Unreliable Evidence: The Execution Of Maximilian by Edouard Manet and Other Histories, Mead Gallery, Coventry, UK

A Different Child of Order: The ICP Triennial, International Center of Photography, New York, USA
WRO 2013 Biennial, WRO Center for Media Art, Wroclaw, Poland
Version Control, Arnolfini, Bristol, UK

dOCUMENTA(13), Kassel, Germany
Time and Again, Gallery AKINCI, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Habeas corpus, El Centre d’Art de Tarragona, Spain
Demonstrations. Making Normative Orders, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Germany
Double shooting, installation during, The world is not fair, HAU Hebbel Am Ufer, Berlin, Germany
Audience as Subject, Part 2: Extra Large, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, USA

Victims and Martyrs, Göteborgs Konsthall, Sweden


Selected Performances/Screenings

Dance On - Water Between Three Hands, Rabih Mroue? with Dance on Ensemble, Kampnagel, Hamburg, Germany

Project 101, The Museum of Modern Art, New York

33 rounds and a few seconds, Performance Rabih Mroué/Lina Saneh, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, USA
Riding on a Cloud, Performance Rabih Mroue?/Yasser Mroué, Kampnagel, Hamburg, Germany

The White Sheets of Berlin, A Tribute to Etel Adnan, Performance by Rabih Mroué/Rima Khcheich, HAU Hebbel Am Ufer, Berlin, Germany
International Summer Festival, Kampnagel, Hamburg, Germany
Unrest of Form. Imagining the Political Subject, Secession Vienna Festival, Austria
33 rounds and a few seconds, Performance Rabih Mroué/Lina Saneh, Askhal Alwan, Beirut, Lebanon

Probable Title: Zero Probability II, Performance Rabih Mroué/Hito Steyerl, House of World Cultures Berlin, Germany
33 rounds and a few seconds, Steirischer Herbst 2012 Graz, Austria; Festival d’Avignon, France, co-produced by Kunsten Festival des Arts, Brussels; Scéne nationale de Petit-Quevilly-Mont-Saint-Aignan, Rouen; Festival delle Colline Torines, Torino; La Bâtie Festival de Genéve, Kampnagel Hamburg; Styrian Autumn, Graz; Tampere Theater Festival, Helsinki; Malta Festival Poznan 2012, Poland
The Pixelated Revolu on, House of World Cultures, Berlin, Germany

Photo Romance, Performance Rabih Mroué/Lina Saneh, Kampnagel, Hamburg, Germany
Who’s Afraid of Representation?, Performance Rabih Mroué/with Lina Saneh, ALFILM 11, Berlin, Germany
Three evenings With Rabih Mroué and friends, Globe, Erdgeschoss der Deutsche Bank-Türme, Frankfurt, Germany

The Inhabitants of Images, BAK Basis voor Actual Kunst, Utrecht, Netherlands

Photo-Romance, Performance Rabih Mroué/with Lina Saneh, Home Works 5, Ashkal Alwan, Beirut, Lebanon, co-produced by Festival d’Avignon, France; AGORA Scène Nationale d’Evry, Festival, Tokyo, Japan; Hebbel-Theater Berlin, Germany,Theatre Parc de la Villette, Associazione Festival delle Colline Torinesi, Italy
The Inhabitants of Images a lecture performance, co-produced by Bidoun Magazine, TQW in Vienna, Ashkal Alwan in Beirut

Noiseless a short animation produced by CINE-POEM
Theatre with dirty feet, lecture-performance for HAU 2, Hebbel-Theater, Berlin, Germany

How Nancy Wished That Everything Was an April Fool’s Joke, Performance Rabih Mroué in collaboration with Fadi Toufiq, Masrah al-Madina, Beirut, Lebanon
Yesterday’s Man, Performance Rabih Mroué/Tony Chakar/Tiago Rodrigues, Trafó, Prague Rodrigues, produced by Alkantara, Lisbon, Portugal; Ashkal Alwan, Beirut, Lebanon; Mundo perftio, Lisbon, Portugal
How Nancy Wished That Everything Was an April Fool’s Joke, Performance Rabih Mroué in collaboration with Fadi Toufiq, Tokyo International Arts Festival, Tokyo, Japan, co-produced by Ashkal Alwan, Beirut, Lebanon; La Ferme du Buisson-Scène Nationale de Marne La Valle?e, France; Festival d’Automne a? Paris, France

Make Me Stop Smoking, Oberhausen Film Festival, Oberhausen, Germany
Look at the Light Moving Between the Buildings, Siemens Arts Program, Munich, Germany

Life is Short But the Day is Too Long, Les Subsistances, Lyon, France
Who’s Afraid of Representation, HAU Hebbel Am Ufer, Berlin, Germany

Looking For a Missing Employee, Ashkal Alwan, Beirut, Lebanon
Bir-Rooh-Bid-Dam, Short Film
Limp Bodies, Tannzquar er Wien, Monument Project, Austria

Biokhraphia, Performance Rabih Mroué/Lina Saneh, Ashkal Alwan Production, Beirut, Lebanon

Face A / Face B, Short Film

Red Dead Zone, Performance Rabih Mroué/Feyrouz Serhal, Ashkal Alwan Production, Beirut, Lebanon
Three Posters, Performance Rabih Mroué/Elias Khoury, Festival Ayloul Production

Come In Sir We Are Waiting For You Outside, Performance Rabih Mroué/Tony Chakar

Extension 19, Festival Ayloul production

La Prison De Sable, Theatre de Beirut, Lebanon

The Lift, Carthage International Theater Festival, Egypt

L’abat-Jour, Beirut, Lebanon


Prizes & Awards

Bansemer & Nyssen Dramatiker Preis, with Lina Saneh

Spalding Grey Award, New York
Artist Grant for Theatre/Performance Arts from the Foundation of Contemporary Arts, New York