Tarek Atoui

Tarek Atoui was born in Lebanon in 1980, and studied sound art and electro-acoustic music at the conservatory in Reims, France. He is a musician, sound artist, and programmer, his instrument is a networked structure of computers, screens, hardware and software, cables and buttons, mind and body.
In 2006, Tarek Atoui released his first solo album in the series Mort Aux Vaches at Staalplaat Records. In 2008, he became artistic director of STEIM Studios in Amsterdam, a center for the research and development of new electronic instruments. As a sound artist, Atoui has initiated various interventions, performances, concerts, and workshops in Europe and in the Middle East. He is specialized in the development of computer programs for interdisciplinary projects and working with children and young people.
His works have been shown around the world, for example at the Ninth Sharjah Biennale (2009), New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York (2010), im La Maison Rouge in Paris (2010), auf der Mediacity Biennial in Seoul (2010), Haus der Kunst in München (2010), as part of Performa 11 in New York (2011), and most recently in 2012 at the Paris Triennale and at dOCUMENTA (13) in Kassel and its outpost in Kabul.

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