About Ghida Younes
Born in the village of Deirkoubel in Lebanon, Ghida Younes had a childhood filled with a love of food. She had an interest in the Arabic language, and started her career as a teacher. Later, she moved into advertising, starting a job with Leo Burnett in Beirut in 1997 as an Arabic copywriter. She later became creative director of the Beirut office but in 2010, she left the company to pursue a screenwriting course at the New York Film Academy in New York after which she returned to Lebanon and produced her own TV show. In 2013, she began working on the My Fat Lady series - her own special tribute to life in colours, full roundness and freedom in every woman’s own body. Her recent exhibitions include Tawlet, Beirut (2018) and Fann a Porter (December 2018 and December 2019).
The artist lives in Beirut, Lebanon, and is a Creative Director at work, a storyteller at heart, a painter at play, and forever a food lover.