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ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

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RITA HAJJ
In residency from April 20 to July 26, 2022

Born in 1993 in Beirut (LB). Lives and works in Geneva (CH).

Rita Hajj’s practice is an ongoing research exploring contemporary image production correlated with history, techno-politics and a flux of data & knowledge. Through new media, scenography, writing and performance she works around the industries of entertainment and technology, investigating reconstructions and recurrences that are read in resonance with gestures and bodily existence. 

Rita Hajj graduated from l’Académie Libanaise des Beaux-Arts in 2014, and proceeded to complete a master’s program at the Haute Ecole d’Art et de Design Genève in 2018. She participated in group exhibitions at LiveInYourHead, one gee in fog / two gees in eggs, CAC-Brétigny, Institut du Monde Arabe, and Haus der elektronischen Künste Basel. She also took part in several research programs at the Instituto Svizzero di Roma, Haus der Statistik and Kunsthalle im Lipsius-Bau. She completed an artist residency at La Cité Internationale des Arts in 2020 and is currently working on a publication with the non-profit publishing house Editions Clinamen.


Rita Hajj, figures dissidentes, video still, production Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris, 2020. Data processing: Téo Sanchez. Text: Youmna Saba.


Rita Hajj, Peritopia, exhibition view of "Extime", LiveInYourHead, Switzerland, 2018. Photo: Michel Giesbrecht.


Rita Hajj, Peritopia, exhibition view of "Extime", LiveInYourHead, Switzerland, 2018. Photo: Raphaëlle Mueller.


Rita Hajj & Lucas Cantori, Hiiwaa, co-invented language, work in progress, atelier Editions Clinamen, Switzerland, 2021.