Shawki is a Lebanese born artist living and working in Beirut as a University teacher. Youssef works with image and word, exhibiting paintings as well as installations and videos. His work combines word and image to create a unique combination of religious calligraphy with hints of both oriental and Middle Eastern influences.
- Hollow Flesh - 2011-01-23 in Agial Art Gallery / Beirut / Lebanon
- Acid Fields - 2013-01-23 in Green Art Gallery / Dubai / United Arab Emirates
- Barjeeel Art Foundation - in Sharjah / United Arab Emirates