Semaan Khawam

Born in Syria in 1974, Semaan Khawam is a self-taught artist, actor, writer, poet and grafitti painter living in Lebanon. In his work, Khawam uses basic elements of drawing and tackles the subjects of censorship, sectarianism and freedom of expression in the Middle East. His art and poetry have been featured in Arab and international newspapers. Khawam has held a solo show in Beirut; he also participated in group shows in Paris and Singapore.