Tagreed Darghouth

Born in Saida, Lebanon in 1979, Tagreed Darghouth obtained a degree in Fine Arts at the Lebanese University in Beirut, as well as a diploma in art education. She participated in the Ayloul Summer Academy, led by the Syrian-German artist Marwan Kassab Bashi, at Darat Al Funoun in Amman in 2000 and 2001. She then went on to study Space Art at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in Paris.

 

Tagreed’s social and political themes draw attention to forms of structural violence and misconceptions of the Other. In 2004, Darghouth had her first solo exhibition, Still Features, at Zico House in Beirut, which was then followed by Falling Parts at the Goethe institute in Beirut in 2006. She has since had several solo exhibitions in Agial Art Gallery, including, Mirror, Mirror! in 2008, Fair & Lovely in 2010, Canticle of Death in 2011, Rehearsals in 2013, and Vision Machines, Shall You See Me Better Now? In 2015. Most recently, in 2018, Saleh Barakat Gallery held Darghouth’s exhibition Analogy to Human Life.

 

She has participated in numerous group exhibitions around the world, in Al-Sharjah, Amman, Beirut, Brussels, Buenos Aires, Doha, Dubai, Jordan, Istanbul, London, Miami, Berlin, New York, Paris, and Singapore, among other cities, which includes the 10th Anniversary of the Kasa Art Gallery exhibition in Istanbul in 2010, Connecting Heavens at Green Art Gallery in Dubai in 2010, Subtitled: With Narratives from Lebanon at the Royal College of Art in London in 2011, and Thin Skin: Six Artists from Beirut at Taymour Grahne Gallery in New York in 2014. Darghouth has received several prizes, including the 2nd Prize at the Ayloul Summer Academy exhibition in Darat al Funoun in Amman in 2000, the 1st prize at the cm3 exhibition in Cité International Universitaire de Paris in 2003, and the Boghossian prize for a young Lebanese artist in the category of painting in 2012. She currently works and lives in Beirut, Lebanon.