- Pascal Hachem - in.nate.ness 24/6/2010 - 31/7/2010
Pascal Hachem was born in Beirut, Lebanon in 1979.
He studied design in Lebanon (1997-2002). It was during this time that he manifested his propensity as an artist by embarking upon a series of ‘actions’ in Beirut.
Given Beirut’s volatile social and political situation, he felt the need to venture beyond the shelter of his university and confront the reality of the city’s state of affairs. He is inspired by aspects of everyday life in the city, which tend to contextualise his way of thinking so that they influence his work in an unconscious way that he cannot escape. He does not impose any set of rules upon himself, but rather is prompted by nothing but a single impressionable moment, to produce. As a result, he has a varied catalogue of work using various mediums, including his own body and elements and forms of everyday life.
Selected Solo Shows: 2010, in.nate.ness, Federica Schiavo Gallery and Cestia Pyramid, Rome, Italy; Bring the Boys Back Home, Selma Feriani Gallery, London, UK. 2008, X Wohnungen, performance, The International Istanbul Theatre Festival, Istanbul, Turkey.
Selected Group Shows: 2009, The Third Eye, Selma Feriani Gallery, London, UK; Hopes and Doubts, installation, Fondazione Merz, Turin, Italy. 2008, Hopes and Doubts, installation, Cinema City, Beirut, Lebanon; A Place I know Well, installation, PROGR, Bern, Switzerland. 2007, Fabrica: Les Yeux Ouverts, Notebook project, Triennial of Milan, Italy. 2006, Fabrica: Les Yeux Ouverts, Notebook project, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France.