Samar Mogharbel

Adjunct faculty member

B.S. Business Computer, Beirut University College, Lebanon
Postgraduate Diploma Ceramics, University of London, United Kingdom

Samar Mogharbel, born in Beirut, was trained with Dorothy Salhab Kazemi, the first ceramics artist in Lebanon and the Middle East. Later, she went to Goldsmith’s College in London, where she received a postgraduate diploma in ceramics. She has been involved in the excavation in downtown Beirut that influenced much of her work. In 2005, after the assassination of several major politicians, she made 6 booby-trapped cars using ceramics, which were awarded the Sursock Museum Prize. They were later cast in bronze and exhibited in London in 2011. She has had several solo exhibitions in Beirut and a major exhibition at the Millesgardem Museum in Sweden, and several group exhibition worldwide, in Lebanon, Croatia, France and the UAE. Mogharbel was awarded a special mention at the Salon d’Automne of the Sursock Museum in 1998, the first Prize of the Sursock museum in 2006 and the silver plaque at the Zagreb Clay Fest in Croatia. “Without Trace” is Samar Mogharbel’s second solo exhibition at Agial Art Gallery.