American University of Beirut

Gheith Al-Amine

​​Gheith Al-Amine is a video artist, born in Beirut, Lebanon in 1973.
He completed a B.A. and Maitrise in Video Art and Cinema at the Holy Spirit University of Kaslik (USEK).
Contributing his vision in still images and video, he collaborated with Paola Yacoub and Michel Lassere on the project "OV" (Venice Biennale 2003).
With Lamia Joreige and on her video installation “Objects of War”, he collaborated in 2006.
With Akram Zaatari, he worked as assistant-director on a (yet unfinished) documentary and was the main actor in Zaatari's "Nature Morte"(2008).
In 2012, he collaborated w/ Rabih Mroueh & Lina Saneh (recorded vocal performance in Arabic & English) on their latest project "33 rounds and a second ".
In an ongoing video-installation project directed by Mounira al-Solh “Dinosaurs” (2012-2013), an experimental homage to John Cassavetes's oeuvre, Gheith Al-Amine holds the main male protagonist role. 
"The Volume Project": Musical performance (four Melodicas and one voice) with Walid Sadek, at 98 weeks, Mar Mikhael, Beirut, Lebanon. 2014.
"Untitled Art Intervention": Exhibition at Galerie Tanit with Jacko Restilian, Walid Sadek, Aissa Deebi, Shawki Youssef, & Bassam Kahwaji.
Gheith Al-Amine has completed seven videos, (1) Once Upon a Sidewalk (2009), (2) T.S.T.L - 2011, (3) King Lost His Tooth - 2012 , (4) The Sheikh Imam Project - 2014, (5) What Al-Khawarizmi Refrained From Saying - 2016, (6) Unspeakable Algorithms - 2016, (7) "ما لم يقله الخوارزمي" - 2016, the first four videos have been shown at various international festivals and are distributed by Arsenal Institute of Film and Video-Art as well as Collectif Jeune Cinema, while the last three videos are still in the post-production phase.
Gheith has written numerous articles for several Arab cultural supplements like Zawaya, Nawafez and Al Akhbar on music, contemporary art in general and video-art specifically. He currently produces and presents a daily Jazz program, “Carrefour de Jazz” on Radio Liban/ R.F.I. (Radio France International), 96.2 FM.

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