Zad MoultakaFollow Artist
Born into the contemporary theatre world, Zad Moultaka is a composer and visual artist. He began playing the piano and painting aged five, moving from Lebanon to Paris in 1984. In 1989, he won First Prize at the ‘Conservatoire National Superieur de Paris’. In 1993, he abandoned his international career as an interpreter to devote himself to composition and visual art. Trained in the discipline of the western musical writing but linked naturally to his Mediterranean roots, Moultaka has created his own musical language, winning several prestigious prizes. At the same time, he has pursued a successful career in the visual arts across media that include installation, painting, photography, and video. His work has been exhibited worldwide, including recently at the reopening of the Sursock Museum in Beirut; Domaine de Kerguéhennec, Bignan; Galerie Tanit, Munich; Aedaen Gallery, Strasbourg; Totah Gallery, New York; Oscar Niemeyer Dome, Tripoli; Centre Pompidou-Metz; the Lebanese Pavilion for the 57th Venice Art Biennale; Suomennlina, Finland; Nuit Blanche, Paris; Galerie Janine Rubeiz, Beirut; and Art Dubai. In 2021, Moultaka was selected by Maison Louis Vuitton to design a trunk to mark the 200th birthday of its founder. Many of his works have been acquired by private collectors and institutions, such as the Boghossian Foundation, Belgium; FFA Private Bank, Lebanon; Jean Garcin Fontaine de Vaucluse, History Museum, France; Arsenal of Metz, France; and Institut du Monde Arabe, France.