Born in 1986 in Ghazieh Lebanon. Lives and works in Dubai,United Arab Emirates.


Painter Chafa Ghaddar’s explorations in the fresco technique reveal uncharted conceptual paths within the historical method of mural painting. Ghaddar finds room for experimentation through the introduction of new tensions between durability and impermanence, figuration and abstraction, and stasis and variability. Ghaddar examines the relationships between fresco painting and the body through its classical association with figurative painting and the union of the color with the surface as a visceral entity. Dislodging her surfaces from the wall like skins, and rolling and folding the corporeal panels to produce cracks and shadow, Ghaddar welcomes uncontrolled and unexpected conditions that enables new contemporary possibilities.