Rima Maroun

About her work:

What lies after or under the image is a question of the moment. As photography's evolution no longer sees the medium as self-evident and begins to question its own 'history', the photographer abstracts himself from the old representational canon and searches for a language of autonomy which is able to see in that after and under.
Rima Maroun's photography is intent to evoke a physical experience, to consolidate motion and rupture, to ground the subject within a plethora of possibilities, potential and real, that are triggered by and in our relationship to images.
Locating an emotion in the exact moment of its epiphany or disappearance, is for the artist the radical impetus of her aesthetic vantage point and not merely a curiosity or a documentary denominator.
Beyond the image is also a construction of aesthetic elements that refuse their fixed place in the hierarchy of art and demand to move freely, across the optic threshold.
The overarching violence of a blurred city, almost pulverized but yet half standing, provides the setting for this search, charged and emotional, but the process itself is more restrained; images are concealing one another, they must be cleared in order to reveal their truth. 



Rima Maroun was born in Lebanon in 1983. In 2006 she graduated from the Holy Spirit University of Kaslik with an MA in photography and on the same year co-founded the ''Collectif Kahraba’’, a group of artists turning to visual and performing arts as a means of expression.
Her work has been exhibited throughout Europe and the Middle East including Italy, Hungary, Syria, France, Greece, Croatia, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Montenegro and Lebanon. In 2009 her work took part in the second edition of the Photoquai Biennale in Paris.
Prior to that, she received the Anna Lindh Foundation Mediterranean award for dialogue through art and culture in 2008.
In 2010, she worked on developing collaborative projects between Lebanese photographers and is actively involved with dance.
Maroun was in charge of organizing the 2010 European Union photography competition in Lebanon on Climate Change and the Environment. In 2011 the artist was selected forMeeting Point 6, an interdisciplinary contemporary art event organized every two years around historical cities of the Middle East and Europe, under the artistic direction of Mr. Okwui Enwezor.
During 2012 Rima Maroun was an artist in residence at the Paris International City of Arts and presented different photography projects in the context of the 2012 Montpellier Dance Festival in France.
In 2013, she comissioned and took part in the exhibition “Fleeting Grounds” at Galerie Janine Rubeiz with the artists Chaghig Arzoumanian, Elise Haddad and Chafa Ghaddar. In 2014, she was part of a exhibition “Nostalgic Imagery” curated by BaksArt and her work is permanently exhibited at Galerie Janine Rubeiz.

Related Exhibitions

On Fleeting Grounds - Collective Exhibition

January 09, 2013 to January 30, 2013

Nostalgic Imagery - Collective Exhibition

September 10, 2014 to October 17, 2014

Art 14 London

February 28, 2014 to March 02, 2014

Abu Dhabi Art Fair 2013

November 20, 2013 to November 23, 2013

Art Dubai Art Fair 2013

March 20, 2013 to March 23, 2013

Beirut Art Fair 2013

September 19, 2013 to September 22, 2013

Abu Dhabi Art Fair 2012

November 19, 2009 to November 22, 2009

Beirut Art Fair 2012

July 05, 2012 to July 08, 2012

Abu Dhabi Art Fair 2017

November 08, 2017 to November 11, 2017

30 Years of Color - Collective Exhibition

November 25, 2023 to December 30, 2023