HIBA KALACHE

Born in Beirut, Lebanon, 1972
Lives in Beirut, Lebanon

EDUCATION

2005    MFA, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA
1992    DEP, Metal Arts School of Montreal, Montreal, Canada.
CGA, Canadian Gemmological Association, Toronto, Canada.

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018    Lemonade Everything Was So Infinite, Saleh Barakat Gallery, curated by Natasha Gasparian, Beirut, Lebanon
2012    Alternate Worlds, The Running Horse Contemporary Art Space, Beirut, Lebanon
Under a Beautiful Sky, FFA Private Bank, with The Running Horse Contemporary Art Space, in collaboration with Nada Boulos El Assaad, Beirut, Lebanon

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018    the horror, the horror, the horror, Harald Szeemann and the Archive, AUB Byblos Bank Art Gallery, curated by Gasparian, El Khatib, Sahakyan, and Tukan with Beatrice von Bismarck, Beirut, Lebanon
2017    Beirut Art Fair, with Saleh Barakat Gallery, Beirut, Lebanon
2016    Mimesis, Expression, Construction, AUB Art Galleries, Saleeby Museum, curated by Octavian Esanu
2015    HeartLand, Beirut Exhibition Center, with Joanna Chevalier and Nadine Saddi Zaccour, Beirut, Lebanon
2014    Art Dubai, with Agial Art Gallery, Dubai, UAE
2013    Syri-Arts, Auction of Art from the Middle East and Beyond, the Beirut Exhibition Center, curated by Dr. Kathy Battista, Director of Contemporary Art, Sotheby’s Institute of Art, NY, Beirut, Lebanon
Journeys Through our Heritage, in collaboration with Janine Maamari and Marie Tomb, Beirut Exhibit Center, Beirut, Lebanon
Art Dubai 2013, with The Running Horse Contemporary Art Space, Dubai, UAE
Drawing Now Paris 2013, with The Running Horse Contemporary Art Space, Paris, France
2012    Watercolor Biennial 2012, Alfredo Guati Rojo National Watercolor Museum, Mexico City, Mexico
Seeing is Believing, Standard Chartered Auction, Dubai, UAE
Art Gwangju 2012, with The Running Horse Contemporary Art Space, Gwangju, South Korea
Art is the Answer!, curated by Diane Hennebert, Villa Empain, The Boghossian Foundation, Brussels, Belgium
Art Dubai 2012, with The Running Horse Contemporary Art Space, Dubai, UAE
2011    Rebirth, Beirut Exhibition Center, curated by Janine Maamari in cooperation with Daniele Giraudy, Beirut, Lebanon
In the Trenches, The Running Horse Contemporary Art Space, Beirut, Lebanon
2010    Slick Art Fair Paris, with The Running Horse Contemporary Art Space, Paris, France
Bastakiya Art Fair, with The Running Horse Contemporary Art Space, Dubai, UAE
Counting Thoughts, curated by Mayssa Fattouh, The Running Horse Contemporary Art Space, Beirut, Lebanon
Soft Sculpture, or The Ordinary Interpreted, The Running Horse Contemporary Art Space, Beirut, Lebanon
2008    Urban Jealousy, curated by Serhat Koksal and Amirali Ghasemi, Tehran Roaming International Biennial, Istanbul, Turkey; Berlin, Germany; and Belgrade, Serbia
Vital Signs, curated by Gary Sangster, Newcomb Art Gallery, Woldenberg Art Center, New Orleans
East of the West, curated by Anuradha Vikram, SomArts Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2007    Minor Encounters, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA
Invadable, Cesar Chavez Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2006    Some of These Things are Beautiful, site specific installation of the Arc Collective, Oakland, CA
Far West Students Art Exhibit, Center for Art and Public Life, Oakland, CA
Prologue and Epilogue, Blue Studio Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2005    Calling into the Void, curated by Nazanin Shehnasa, Works Gallery, San Jose, CA
Sweet and Spicy, curated by Glen Helfand, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA
While You Were Sleeping, video collaboration with Lina Boukhary, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA
Graduate Open Studios, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA
2004    Epicenter, curated by Marilyn DaSilva Tacoah Bruce Gallery, Oliver Arts Center, Oakland, CA
Graduate Open Studios, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA
2003    Bon Appetit: Food for Art and Art for Food, curated by Manray Hsu, Play Space Gallery, San Francisco, CA
99 Bottles, Build Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Pin Up Show, Long Pollack Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Big Little, Oakland Craft & Cultural Arts Gallery, Oakland, CA
Exhibition in Motion, SNAG conference, sponsored by Velvet Da Vinci, Long Pollack Gallery, San Francisco, CA

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

2018    Natasha Gaspsarian, Lemonade Everything Was So Infinite, catalogue text, May
Rania Jaber, Lemonade Everything Was So Infinite, catalogue text, May
Priyanka Raval, selectionsarts.com, https://selectionsarts.com/2018/06/14/hiba-kalache-lemonade-everything-was-so-infinite/, June
Georgia Beeston, The Daily Star, http://www.dailystar.com.lb/Arts-and-Ent/Culture/2018/May-18/449832-divine-inspiration-for-reimagining-paradise.ashx, May
Zena Zalzal, L’Orient-Le Jour, https://www.lorientlejour.com/article/1117080/hikalache-paradis-ambigus.html
Muriel Rozelier, lecommercedulevant.com, https://www.lecommercedulevant.com/article/28323-hiba-kalache-ou-les-flocons-du-paradis
2016    Esanu Octavian, Mimesis, Expression, Construction, AUB Saleeby Museum, catalogue text, October
On Negotiating Space and Memory, Artscoops.com, Web, September
2015    Joanna Chevalier, Heartland, Beirut Exhibit Center, catalogue text, October 2014
Muracciole Marie, Under Construction, Exposure 2014, catalogue text, December
2013    Tomb, Marie, Journeys Through Our Heritage, Solidere, Beirut Exhibit Center, 2013, p.38
2012    Thiereau, Florence. "Hiba Kalache,” Agenda Culturel, Web, February, 2012.
Kolopp, Clement. L’Orient le Jour, Web, December, 2012
Stoughton, India. "Hiba Kalache’s colorful dreams of a far better world,” The Daily Star, Web, February 4, 2012
2011    Tomb, Marie, Rebirth, Lebanon XXIst Century Contemporary Art, Solidere, Beirut Exhibit Center, 2011, p.72
2009    Mikdadi, Salwa. New Vision: Arab Contemporary Art in the 21st Century, New York: Thames & Hudson, 2009, p. 180
2005    Raza, Sara. "Calling into the Void,” ArteEast, Web, October, 2005