Annabel Daou





Annabel Daou was born and raised in Beirut and lives in New York. Her work takes place at the intersection of writing, speech, and non-verbal modes of communication. Daou represented the US at the 12th International Cairo Biennale and was awarded a Biennale Prize. She held a residency at the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, New York (2002-2007) and was a Brown Foundation Fellow in Residence at the Dora Maar House, Ménerbes, France (2008). Selected solo exhibitions and performances include: your secret is safe with me, Galerie Tanja Wagner, Berlin (2014); Fortune, MoMA PS1 (2013);and  you say I want revolution, Josee Bienvenu Gallery, New York (2012). Selected group exhibitions include: Territoire d’Affects, Beirut Exhibition Center, Beirut (2015); Drawing Biennial 2015, Drawing Room, London (2015); Art=Text=Art, UB Anderson Gallery, The University at Buffalo, New York (2014); Marking Language, The Drawing Room, London (2013); Discussing Metamodernism, Galerie Tanja Wagner, Berlin (2012); Political / Minimal, Kunstwerke, Berlin/Muzeum Sztuki w Lodzi, Lodz, Poland (2008/2009); Democracy In America, Creative Time, The Park Avenue Armory, NY (2008). She is co-founder of dBfoundation, a group dedicated to creating and fostering ephemeral edifices and intangible structures, and of S2A (, a platform for the arts based in New York.

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