Tarek Atoui (b. 1980, Beirut, Lebanon) is an artist and electroacoustic composer based in Paris, France. Working within the realm of sound performance and composition, he engineers complex and inventive instruments as well as arranging and curating interventions, concerts, performances and workshops. His work often revolves around large-scale, collaborative performances that develop from extensive research into music history and instrumentation, while exploring new methods of production. Using custom-built electronic instruments and computers, Atoui references current social and political realities, revealing music and new technologies as powerful aspects of expression and identity. Atoui’s recent solo exhibitions include Bergen Assembly, Bergen, Norway (2016); WITHIN, Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Brussels, Belgium (2017); I/E, Fondation Serralves, Porto, Portugal (2018); The Ground: From the Land to the Sea, NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore, Singapore (2018); Cycle in 11, Sharjah Art Foundation, Sharjah, UAE (2020); Water’s Witness, Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany (2020); The Whisperers, The Contemporary Austin, Austin, USA (2022) and the FLAG Art Foundation, New York, USA (2022).

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