Tarek Atoui

Tarek Atoui is a sound artist who lives in Paris.

France, Lebanon

Tarek Atoui was born in Lebanon in 1980 and moved to Paris in 1998 where he studied contemporary and electronic music at the French National Conservatory of Reims. He was co-artistic director of the STEIM Studios in Amsterdam in 2008, and released his first solo album in the Mort Aux Vaches series for the label Staalplaat (Amsterdam/Berlin). Atoui is a sound artist who’s known work in sound performance articulates, composition, physicality and engineering in complex and original ways. He specializes in creating computer tools for interdisciplinary art forms and education such as his pioneering youth workshop, Empty Cans, that he presented in France, Holland, Lebanon, Egypt, and New York, as part of his Museum as Hub residency at the New Museum. His recent productions and performances took place at many contemporary art events festivals and exhibitions such as The Sharjah Biennial (UAE), The New Museum (New-York), La Maison Rouge (Paris), Darat Al Funun (Amman), the Mediacity Biennial (Seoul), Haus Der Kunst (Munich), dOCUMENTA (13), Kassel…