Born in Beirut and currently lives in Berlin, is a theatre director, actor, visual artist and playwright. He is a contributing editor for The Drama Review /TDR (New York). He is also a co-founder of the Beirut Art Center (BAC).

Bojan Đorđev, a theatre director from Belgrade, will moderate the first discussion on 15 September starting at 19:00, with Rabih Mroué, theatre and visual artist from Beirut, author of performances, videos, installations, and performative ‘non-academic lectures’, some of which also address the Lebanese civil war and other conflicts in the Middle East.

Mroué was introduced to Belgrade’s theatregoers back in 2011, when he visited with his performance Inhabitants of Image, engaging with the cult of ‘martyr’ heroes of the Lebanese civil war; this was organised by Walking Theory / Teorija koja hoda. Mroué attracted considerable international attention with his performance Pixelated Revolution, premièred in 2012 at documenta (13) in Kassel, which explores recordings of the Syrian civil war made by telephone, including one in which a man records his own killer as he fires the bullet.

In 2016, Mroué won the special prize of the 50th Bitef Festival for his performance Riding on a Cloud. His forthcoming work, Second Look, a TV series co-authored with his artistic collaborator Lina Majdalanie, was commissioned by the steierischer herbst festival, occurring this year under the title of ‘Panic TV’, where it will be premièred online on 24 September.

Mroué is a director in residence at the Munich Kammerspiele theatre and visiting lecturer at a number of art schools in Europe, including DAS Theatre in Amsterdam, where he was Đorđev’s mentor.

He was a fellow at The International Research Center: Interweaving Performance Cultures/FU/Berlin since 2013 -2015. He was a theatre-director at Münchner Kammerspiele (Munich) since 2015 – 2019.

His works include: Cheers to our wishes (2020), Last But not Last (2020), Boborygmus (2019), Sand in the eyes ( 2017), So Little time (2016), Ode to Joy (2015), Riding on a cloud, (2013), The Pixelated revolution (2012), The Inhabitants of images (2008), Who’s Afraid of Representation (2005) and others.