Marwan Sahmarani was born in Lebanon in 1970. With an archetypal biography specific to his generation, he left his birth city Beirut in 1989, and moved to Paris to study at l’École Supérieur d’Art Graphique. He now lives and works in Montreal.
Sahmarani’s artwork is linked to his Middle Eastern origins. His oil paintings, drawings, ceramics and performative work are a reflection upon the mediums themselves and their support in the face of sociopolitical problems.