Ali El-Darsa, born in Beirut, Lebanon, lives and works between Berlin and Montréal. He holds a Master of Visual Studies (MVS Studio) from Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design at the University of Toronto and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Intermedia/Cyberarts from Concordia University, Montréal.
Recent residencies: Alserkal Residency, Dubai (2017) and The Ras Masqa Artist-in-Residence, Lebanon (2016). Solo exhibitions and performances include: Hellerau European Centre for the Arts Dresden (Germany), Dazibao Gallery (Montréal), "Within - A Bataillean Analysis," at Ymuno Gallery (Montréal), "Standing Still" at Darling Foundry (Montréal). Select group exhibitions and screenings include: "Complex Social Change" at Doris McCarthy Gallery (Toronto), Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival (Kassel); Brooklyn Film Festival (New York); Imago Mundi collection of the Luciano Benetton Foundation at Cantieri Culturali alla Zisa (Palermo), "Bitasarof" at the Lebanese National Library (Beirut), "(In)formal disclosures" at Access Gallery (Vancouver); Festival International du Cinéma Méditerranéen (Montpellier); Rendezvous with Madness Film Festival (Toronto); Festival Les Ecrans Documentaires (Paris) and the Theatre Centre (Toronto).