Laure Ghorayeb

Born in Deir al-Qamar in 1931, Laure Ghorayeb has been exhibiting her intricate ink drawings since the 1960s, documenting the people and events in her life, and charting their experiences of living through political conflict. Drawing inspiration from comic-book layouts, her ink drawings are often interspersed with found objects and photographs so as to form intricate collages rich with biographical detail. At the core of her work is a desire to tell a story capable of shifting the axis of social and political conventions. Ghorayeb is an art critic, a writer on culture and has published poems and novellas. She has participated in numerous international solo and group shows in Paris, Baghdad, Alexandria, Dubai and Abu Dhabi.