Featured Artist

Ghada Zoghbi


Ghada Zoghbi was born in Shmustar in 1980. Aged 18, she moved to Beirut to enrol in the art teachers’ college and, in 2010, earned a degree in Fine Art from the Lebanese University. Her first solo show, ‘Regimes of the Personal’, took place in 2016 at Artspace Gallery, Beirut.

Influenced by Luciano Freud’s Expressionism, and Rembrandt’s passion for light, she presented 13 oil paintings, each telling the personal story of a random person in her local community, through images of their closets, launching her questioning of the relationship between personal and common.

Zoghbi then continued with her work on this connection between human beings and their surrounding spaces, bringing with it an opportunity to exhibit her work in several collective exhibitions and art fairs in Lebanon and abroad, including in Jordan, Qatar, Egypt, Algeria, the UAE and France. Zoghbi is represented by Galerie Janine Rubeiz in Beirut and Al Diwaniya Gallery in Algeria.

Her work has been sold at international auctions, including Christie’s Dubai. She insists on having no political or religious affiliations, aspiring to support all humans in their achievements through her art and refuses to adhere to borders drawn and created by humans. As an art teacher of 20 years, she has worked to enrich the educational experience of young children through art, including inner-city youngsters and refugee students in Lebanon.