Chris ANTHEM - Artist in residence, May, 2013



Chris Anthem, born in the UK in 1974, divides his time and practice between Cornwall in the UK and Beirut, Lebanon. He graduated in fine art from Liverpool Polytechnic and the Slade School of Art London (1993-1998). In 2008 he relocated to rural England in 2008, with subsequent exhibitions in London, Beirut and and Addis Ababa. He is presently represented by Fadi Moghabghab Art Contemporain in Beirut and the Plumbline and Orchard Gallery in the UK. His work can be found in the collections of their excellencies the Al-Thani Family of Qatar and Byblos Bank, Lebanon. Current projects include development of Alia Artists Residence in the Chouf mountains of Lebanon as a destination for international artists, and collaborations with the post-punk band Scrambled Eggs.


2000 MA Multimedia Art and Design, Liverpool, John Moore's University, UK
1998 MA Painting, Slade School of Art, London, UK
1996 BA(hons) Fine Art Liverpool, Liverpool Polytechnic, UK

Work experience

2002-2004 Lecturer in Multimedia Art and Design, Liverpool Institute of the Performing Arts (LIPA), UK
2001-2003 Visiting Lecturer in Fine Art Liverpool John Moore's University, UK

Solo and group exhibitions (selected)


Fledge - Millennium Gallery, St Ives, UK

Beirut Art Fair, LB

Freedom From Torture - CMR Gallery, Cornwall, UK


Residence Alia (Artists residency), Chouf Mountains, LB

TR-Fifteen, CMR Gallery, Cornwall, UK


Asni Gallery, Addis Ababa, ET

The Fish Factory, Falmouth, UK

Plumbline and Orchard Gallery, St Ives, UK

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