Gretta N. Khoury
Part-time faculty member
B.A. Fine Arts, Lebanese University, Lebanon
M.A. Fine Arts, Lebanese University, Lebanon
Greta Naufal is one of the artists who represent the war generation of the Lebanese Civil war the most. Her favorite theme revolves around the relation with the other, with the city and death. She has had numerous exhibitions, both locally and internationally. She was invited to exhibit her work at the German Cultural Center in Beirut for many years. In 1990 Naufal marked the end of the Civil War with a remarkable exhibition at the Carlton Hotel in Beirut, entitled “Stand up and Dance”. In 1998 her name was featured among five female artists to represent Lebanon at the Alexandria Biennale in Egypt, where she received a jury prize for her five auto portraits (work on identity). Also, her works has been repeatedly recognized in Germany, Ireland, Switzerland, Paris and Sweden. Today, Naufal’s work is featured in Millesgarden Museum, The Royal Academy in Stockholm, the Sursock Museum collection, the UNESCO collection in Lebanon and the Lebanese Parliament. Currently she is preparing to publish her book, “Jazz Portraits” which covers 20 years of jazz musicians. The idea of this book emerged during the Civil War while listening to jazz bands at the “Blue Note café to a back drop of bombs.