Christine Tohme

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Personal information

Title: 
Founder, Director

Contact information (work)

Organization/Institution: 
Ashkal Alwan, The Lebanese Association for Plastic Arts
Address: 
Jisr El-Wati, str. 90, blg. 110, 1st flr.
Postal code: 
2066 8421
City: 
Beirut
Country: 
Lebanon
Landline: 
961 1 423879
Fax: 
961 1 423879
Work email address: 
christine@ashkalalwan.org

Education

Master's Degree, Contemporary Art Theory, 2008, Goldsmiths College, University of London, United Kingdom.
Bachelor Degree, English Literature, 1984-1987, American University of Beirut, Lebanon.

Areas of Expertise

Contemporary Arts and Culture
Languages: 
Arabic
English

Work history

Founder and Director, 1994-present, Ashkal Alwan, The Lebanese Association for Plastic Arts.

News Editing Bureau and Presenter, 1988-2000, Radio Liban.

DJ, 1988-2006, Radio Liban.

Honorary office and memberships

Jury member at the 10th Sharjah Biennial, 2010.

Selection Committee Member at "Exposure", Beirut Art Center, 2009.

Selection Committee Member at the Arab Fund for Arts and Culture (Jordan), 2009.

Advisor at Guggenheim Abu Dhabi, 2008-2009.

Board Director at Al-Mawred Al-Thaqafy Culture Resource (Egypt), 2004-2006.

Advisory Committee Member at the Arts International Fund - Doris Duke Charitable Foundation (US), 2004.

Consultant Advisor at the Heinrich Böll Foundation (Lebanon), 2003.

Productions

Publications highlights: 
  • Tohme, C. (2011, November). The Power 100. Art Review, (54), p.137.
  • Tohme, C. (2010). Top 20 Leaders-Global, 2010. Monocle, 4, (39), p. 33.
  • Tohme, C. , Charafeddine, C., & Refka, M. (Eds.). (2008).Home works III: a forum on cultural practices. Beirut: Ashkal Alwan, The Lebanese Association for Plastic Arts.
  • Tohme, C. (Ed.). (2005).Home works II: a forum on cultural practices. Beirut: Ashkal Alwan, The Lebanese Association for Plastic Arts.
  • Tohme, C., & Abu Rayyan, M. (Eds.). (2003).Home works: a forum on cultural practices in the region. Beirut: Ashkal Alwan, The Lebanese Association for Plastic Arts.
Exhibitions, Lectures, & Performances: 

Speaker and curator, "The Critical Edge of Curating", Guggenheim Museum, New York, 2011.

Curator, "Home Works 5: A Forum on Cultural Practices", Beirut, 2010.

Curator, "Laughter", London International Festival of Theatre, London, 2004.

Co-curator, "Possible Narratives", Video Brasil, Film Program, Sao Paolo, 2003.

Co-curator, and Co-producer, "Missing Links" exhibition, Townhouse Gallery of Contemporary Arts, Cairo, 2001.

Curator, Hamra Street Project: curated exhibition and screenings, Beirut, 2000.

Awards and Distinctions

Awarded the Prince Claus Award for Culture and Development for her dedication and contribution to the development of critical culture in post-war Lebanon and beyond, 2006.