Charbel-joseph H. Boutros was born in Mount Lebanon, in 1981.
In his work invisibility is charged with intimate, geographical and historical layers; finding poetic lines that extend beyond the realm of existing speculations and realities. Being born in the middle of the Lebanese war, his art is not engaged in an explicit political and historical reflection, but is more accurately haunted by the said political and historical reflection.
H. Boutros was a resident at the Pavillon Neuflize OBC, Palais de Tokyo, Paris and he was a researcher at the Jan van Eyck Academie, the Netherlands
His work has been shown internationally at the 12th International Istanbul Biennial, Turkey; Palais de Tokyo, at Centre Pompidou – Metz (upcoming), Paris, France ; CCS Bard College, New York, USA ; 3rd Bahia Biennial, Salvador, Brazil; 1st Yinchuan Biennial, China; 104, Paris, France; MAM-BA Museum of Modern Art, Salvador, Brazil; CCA Warsaw, Poland; Morsbroich Museum, Cologne-Leverkusen, Germany; LAM, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Lilles, France; Maraya Art Center, Sharjah, UAE; Marres, Maastricht, The Netherlands; Fons Welters Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Barjeel Art Foundation, Sharjah, UAE; Beirut Art Center, Lebanon.
His permanent installation ‘Suer d’Etoile’ that he realized with the opera toile dancer Marie-Agnes Gillot, inaugurated summer 2016, remains on view in the Palais de Tokyo.
His works are in the collections such as of CNAP, Paris and Barjeel Art Foundation, Sharjah.
Charbel-joseph H. Boutros lives and works between Beirut and Paris and is represented by the galleries Grey Noise, Dubai and Jaqueline Martins, Sao Paulo.