ELY DAOU (Lebanon, 1986)
Born and raised in Beirut, Ely Daou completed his Masters in Architecture from Lebanese University-Fine Art Institute in 2010. He has been based between Barcelona and Berlin since 2012. His body of work is concerned in questioning and protesting many of the world’s human conflict and human nature, including his own. As an Interdisciplinary artist, he puts his body and mind within a particular situation for the viewer to watch and consider, or putting the viewer into a physical environment to wander, look and wonder. Time, Repetition and Numbers are key indicators of the process and often work as a means for him to understand, explore and observe his practice, in which long duration processes and documentations are strongly present. Ely works within the political, social and personal art realm in a way where the viewer has space to think through. He states that his work is not declarative, right or wrong; he is simply laying out a situation for consideration and provocation.