Born in Beirut, Lebanon, in 1981, where she currently resides, Maya Chami obtained a BS in graphic design from the Lebanese American University and completed a MA in digital arts at Camberwell College of Arts at the University of the Arts, London, UK. With a varied portfolio of graphic design and digital arts, her works include commissioned and personal projects, in addition to collaborations.

The live audio-visual animation created by Maya “Transitional Digital Objects” (2011), and presented in Beirut, London, Munich, and New York, explore the transitional aspect of digital objects in relation to autobiography. “Of Men, Champagne and Victory Aside” (2012), presented in Beirut and New York, offer a playful examination on the theme of the ‘victory sign’ in the Arab world. “The Promise of a field” (2018) observes the importance of the fields that appear in dreams.

Commissioned and collaborative works include “Au Quotidien” a digital moving image video presented in Chouftouhouna Festival in Tunisia, “Synapses 0” at Dawawine Beirut and in Clermont-Ferrand’s “Literature and Cinema” festival, videos for the set of “A Memory for Forgetfulness”, a play presented in Krefeld, Germany that was produced and directed by Maya Zbib of the Zoukak Theater Company and Cultural Association in Beirut. Other such works include an animated video collaboration with artist Dia Batal entitled, “What Myriam did not forget” presented at the Mosaic Rooms London and iconic works commissioned by artist Marwan Rechmaoui for the “Blazon” project presented at Home Works 7 in Beirut. Animated piece as part of the scenography of “Two heads and a hand”, a performance by Zoukak Theatre Company presented in Al Madina Theatre Beirut and Zoukak Studio.

In 2017 she was commissioned by Raseef22, an online platform to create art prints “Manifesto Raseef22, exhibited as part of “Beirut Design Week 2017, and later on in Salon Beyrouth 2018.

In 2018, she curated the exhibition “Keyword: Palestine”, An Art Exhibition and Auction in support of the Institute of Palestine Studies which took place at Dar El-Nimer in Beirut and virtually on keywordpalestine.com

 

Download my CV on the following link: CV Maya Chami May 2018

Download my portfolio on the following link: Maya Chami Portfolio Nov 2016

My MA project development: http://mayachamidigitalarts.blogspot.com/

My graphic interventions in the newspaper: http://graphikis.blogspot.com/

My vimeo channel: http://www.vimeo.com/mayachami

Contact me: mayachami@gmail.com

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