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

RABIH MROUÉ, Born in Beirut and currently lives in Berlin, is a theatre director, actor, visual artist and playwright. Rooted in theatre, his work includes videos and installation art; the latter sometimes incorporates photography and texts. He is a contributing editor for The Drama Review /TDR (New York). He is also a co-founder of the Beirut Art Center (BAC).
He was a fellow at The International Research Center: Interweaving Performance Cultures/ FU/Berlin since 2013/2014. He is a theatre-director at Münchner Kammerspiele (Munich).
His works include: Rima Kamel (2017), Ode to Joy (2015), Riding on a cloud, (2013), 33 RPM and a Few Seconds (2012), The Pixelated revolution (2012), The Inhabitants of images (2008), Who’s Afraid of Representation (2005) and others...
He has performed and exhibited internationally including dOCUMENTA (13) - Kassel, CA2M Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo - Madrid, The ICP Triennial, MoMa - New York , Centre Pompidou – Paris, SALT – Istanbul, among others…


Selected Solo Exhibitions

A Leap Year, Sfeir-Semler Gallery, Beirut

Between Two Battles, Kunsthalle Mainz, Mainz, Germany
I was fortunate, Sfeir-Semler Gallery, Hamburg, Germany

Mer M é diterran é e, La Kunsthalle Mulhouse, Center d'art contemporain, Mulhouse

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

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

Rabih Mrou é . 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, Gallery Sfeir-Semler, Hamburg, Germany

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


Selected Group Exhibitions

Art in the Age of the Internet, 1989 to Today, The Institute of Contemporary Art Boston, USA

How Close Could We Get to the Light and Survive?, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany
The Image of War, Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm
H (a) unting Images: anatomy of a shot, CaixaForum, Barcelona, Spain
Propositions for a stage: 24 Frames of a Beautiful Heaven, Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore
Floating Self: Rabih Mroué, Rosa Rendl, Amalia Ulman, Salzburg Art Association, 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
HomeWorks 7, Askhal Alwan, Beirut, Lebanon
The Beast & The Sovereign,  co-produced by MACBA and Württembergischer Kunstverein (WCF) Stuttgart

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

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

DOCUMENTA (13), Kassel, Germany
Time and Again, Gallery AKINCI, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Habeas corpus, El Center 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, Gothenburg's Konsthall, Sweden


Selected Performances / Screenings

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

Project 101, The Museum of Modern Art, New York

33 rounds and a few seconds, Rabih Mroué / Lina Saneh performance, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, United States
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
, Rabih Mroué / Lina Saneh, Askhal Alwan, Beirut, Lebanon

Probably Title: Zero Probability II, Performance Rabih Mroué / Hito Steyerl, House of World Cultures Berlin, Germany
33 rounds and a few seconds, Styrian Autumn 2012 Graz, Austria; Festival d'Avignon, France, co-produced by Kunsten Festival des Arts, Brussels; Scène 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 Revolution, House of World Cultures, Berlin, Germany

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

Photo-romance, performance Rabih Mroué / with Lina Saneh, Homeworks 5, Ashkal Alwan, Beirut, Lebanon, co-produced by Festival d'Avignon, France; AGORA Scène National d'Evry, Festival, Tokyo, Japan; Hebbel-Theater Berlin, Germany, The Parc de la Villette, The 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
Theater with dirty feet, lecture-performance for HAU 2, Hebbel-Theater, Berlin, Germany

How Nancy Wished That Everything What happened to 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, Lisbon, Portugal; Ashkal Alwan, Beirut, Lebanon; Mundo perftio, Lisbon, Portugal
How Nancy Wished That Everything What happened to 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 National de Marne La Vallee, 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, Shortfilm
Limp Bodies, Tannzquar er Vienna, 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, Rabih Mroué / Tony Chakar

Extension 19, Festival Ayloul production

La Prison De Sable, Theater de Beirut, Lebanon

The Lift, Carthage International Theater Festival, Egypt

L'abat-Jour, Beirut, Lebanon


Prizes & Awards

Bansemer & Nyssen's Dramatic Prize, with Lina Saneh

Spalding Gray Award, New York's
Artist's Grant for Theater / New York