Arts & Artists
Salloum, Jayce

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Born in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada, Salloum is of Lebanese descent. His work explores, in a provocative and personal way, media and Western cultural representations of Lebanon, the Middle East, and the Arab world.


He has been working in installation, photography, video, mixed media, text, and performance, since 1977, as well as curating exhibitions, conducting workshops and coordinating cultural projects. Salloum has lectured internationally and exhibited throughout the Americas and Europe, and in East Asia and the Middle East, at institutions including The Museum of Modern Art; American Fine Arts; National Gallery of Canada; Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography; Canadian Museum of Civilization; Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions; Long Beach Museum of Art; Walker Arts Center; The Wexner Center; Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver; Optica Gallery; Oboro; Dazibzo; Mois De La Photo à Montréal; Miyagi Museum of Contemporary Art; Hara Museum of Contemporary Art; Kunstlerhaus Bethanien; Werkleitz Bienniel; Galerie Nationale du Jeu de Paume; Cinematheque Française; Institute du Monde Arabe; Espace Lyonnais d'Art Contemporain; Shedhalle; Rote Fabrik; Rotterdam International Film Festival; Singapore International Film Festival; British Film Institute; Museo Nacional Centro De Arte Reina Sofia; Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Seville; CaixaForum, Barcelona; and Théatre de Beyrouth.


His texts have appeared in many catalogues, and journals such as, Documents, Framework, Fuse, Felix, Public, Pubic Culture, and Semiotext(e). In 2003 he represented Canada at the 8th Havana Biennial. In 2005 his work will be featured in the 7th Sharjah Biennial, and the International Flaherty Film Seminars.

His documentary films are:

• Everything and nothing, 2001
• This is not Beirut, 1994
• Talyin a jnoub (Up to the South), 1993
• Introduction to the End of an Argument, 1990

Everything and Nothing features interviews with Soha Bechara, after her release from captivity in the Israeli interrogation and detention center in south Lebanon. She spent 10 years detained in Khiam, 6 of which she spent in isolation.