Born in Lebanon in 1980, Tarek Atoui moved to France in 1998 where he studied economics and electroacoustic music. In 2008 he worked as artistic director at Steim in Amsterdam, a centre for the research and development of new electronic musical instruments. Today Atoui is a sound artist and composer and is developing a permanent reflection on the concept of the instrument and the act of performance itself as a complex, open and dynamic process. He has also performed at the New Museum in New York (2009/2011); the Sharjah Biennial 9 and 11 in the United Arab Emirates (2009/2013); the dOCUMENTA 13 in Kassel (2012), the 8th Berlin Biennial (2014) and the Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris (2014/2015).

  • Transformative Circuits

    Reversing the order in which instruments are usually created, Tarek Atoui took the sounds of a collection of ethnic musical instruments as a starting point for “The Reverse Sessions.” The artist u...

  • The Depth and the Ply

    19 Feb–20 Feb 2016

    Les Laboratoires d'Aubervilliers, Paris

    To be human is to enter into a game of ends and means. This game is not a natural game. Animals do not play it. It is the game through which humans construct themselves as well as their environment. I...

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