Alaa Itani

Alaa Itani (b. 1996) is a Lebanese visual artist based in Beirut, Lebanon. In 2019, he received a BA in Communication Arts from the American University of Science and Technology - Beirut, and obtains a BFA in Plastic Arts at the Lebanese University,  Beirut.

He also held a scholarship in printmaking granted by Beirut Printmaking Studio in 2021.

His work pores over the historical dialectical tensions within the East-West dichotomy, scrutinizing the impact of neo-orientalism on the social and political behaviour of the Arab and the Islamic world.

His projects, charged equivocally with politics and humour, occur as centralized biases and personal anecdotes woven into irrelevant major stories, aiming at manifesting the layers of absurdity and misunderstanding that bring solid and rational apprehensive narratives of history all together.

Alaa Itani | The Turkish Bath

Exhibitions & Awards

SELECTED COLLECTIVE SHOWS

 

2021

The Hand that Prints – 2nd Edition, Art Lab, Beirut, Lebanon

Togetherness, Galerie Tanit, Beirut, Lebanon

Visions of Today, Galerie Janine Rubeiz, Beirut, Lebanon

 

2020

October 17, 2019 – Second Edition, Galerie Janine Rubeiz, Beirut, Lebanon

 

2019

Mishkal Festival – Art exhibition, Al Madina Theater, Beirut, Lebanon

 

ART FAIRS

 

2022

Discovery Art Fair, Cologne, Germany

 

2021
Printeddialogues, Fête De La Gravure 2021, ESA Saint-Luc, Liège, Belgium

 

2020

Misk Art Week, Misk Art Institute, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia 2020

 

SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

 

2021

Beirut Printmaking Studio, Beirut, Lebanon