Laetitia El Hakim was born in Byblos, Lebanon in 1993. She is a multidisciplinary artist who studied Architecture (USEK, Lebanon, 2017), Photography (NDU, Lebanon.2020), and Dance (Al Sarab Dance School, Lebanon, 2009). Laetitia explores socio-political dynamics that affect the way Lebanon and its culture are shaped through an anthropological perspective.She attempts to understand the intimate relationship one can establish with one’s land. She is therefore pursuing not only the role the territory plays in shaping us, but also the cultural aspects of what it means, more specifically through the notions of rituals, memories, and history.   Her practice often takes performative and storytelling aspects in its execution, oscillating between reality, fiction, the occult and the fantastic. She formed a photographic duo with Tarek Haddad in 2019. Their work has been shown in the collective exhibition “Togetherness” at Galerie Tanit, Lebanon in 2021. In 2021, she had a residency at Diaphane pôle photographique x Frac-Picardie, France, as part of the program“NAFAS” launched by the French Institute. She was also one of the emerging artists selected by the “Catapult-Visual Arts” program (ArtLab x and TheBritish Council) to develop and present her first solo exhibition in October 2022.

Photo credit: © Tarek Haddad, 2021

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