Ceramics by Samar Mogharbel

AKSOB 903, Beirut campus

The Department of Fine Arts and Foundation Studies at the School of Architecture and Design is hosting a lecture on ceramics presented by Samar Mogharbel.

Mogharbel was born in Beirut. She trained with Dorothy Salhab Kazemi, the first ceramics artist in Lebanon and the Middle East, then went to Goldsmith’s College in London where she received a postgraduate diploma in ceramics. Mogharbel has also been involved in the excavation of downtown Beirut, an opportunity which influenced much of her work. In 2005, after the assassination of several major politicians, she made six booby trapped cars using ceramics which where awarded the Sursock Museum Prize. They were later cast in Bronze and exhibited in London in 2011.

Mogharbel has had several solo exhibitions at the Millesgardem Museum in Sweden, as well as several group exhibitions 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. Her latest exhibition was held at Agial Art Gallery, last February.