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alaa minawi

Alaa, a Dutch-Lebanese-Palestinian artist based between Amsterdam and Beirut, started his career as a light designer and scenographer then shifted towards making his own installations and performances. Since 2016, Alaa has been exploring the possibilities of merging installation and performing arts.

Degrees: BA Communication Arts from the Lebanese American University – MA Fine Arts from Hogeschool voor De Kunsten Utrecht. Alaa is a lecturer at AHK, HKU, and Sandberg Institute.

He is the founder & Program Director of the “Beirut Summer School for Theater & Performance”


(2013) “beyond myself…”

(2014) “my light is your light…”

(2016) “the bride”

(2020) “waiting for it to end…”

(2022) “cobie’s light”

(2022) “figure no 7”



(2012) “[a piano in my pillow]”

(2018) “2048 – the machine”

(2019) “2048 – bodies – borders – belonging”

(2019) “2048 – what does not make us one”

(2021) “that breath we held…”

(2023) “2048 — Identity in dissolution”


​​His artwork “my light is your light…” is registered in the Unesco year of light.


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