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"I feel that art is a process where one uses any form of expression in order to TRY (with capital letters) to make some sense of the world that surrounds him using a line of reasoning allied to criticism and the knowledge acquired in his life experiences. Its even hard for to justify a final work as art. I sometimes feel that art only happens in the process. Or that its at its most manifest state in the process."

Curriculum Vitae & Bio

Past Exhibitions
2016 - 32nd Salon d'Automne at the Sursock Museum - Participaiting with "Tenderness" - 2016 - Mezzotint

2016 - "Caras Anonimas - Space-time Characters" - Simart - Alesund, Norway. The third "book" of this ongoing project was exhibited at Le Pavé d'Orsay, in Paris. As the artist tells the story of each of his Space-time Characters, in the hopes of freeing them from their perpetual cycle in space-time, we witness as how, in fact, he is closer and closer to them, until, at one point, he takes their places.

2016 - "Caras Anonimas - Space-time Characters" - Le Pavé d'Orsay - Paris, France. The third "book" of this ongoing project was exhibited at Le Pavé d'Orsay, in Paris. As the artist tells the story of each of his Space-time Characters, in the hopes of freeing them from their perpetual cycle in space-time, we witness as how, in fact, he is closer and closer to them, until, at one point, he takes their places.

2014 - "Caras Anônimas" (Anonymous Faces) at the Centre Culturel Brésil-Liban by the invitation and sponsorship of the Brazilian Embassy in Beirut showing the original photographs of the 1994 "Caras de São Paulo" (Faces of São Paulo) and the works that followed through the years in different medias such as oil, drawing, watercolor, printmaking and sculpture. The theme itself is the perpetuation of social inclusion in the city of São Paulo and other metropolis.

2001 – Exhibition of the photographs form the collection "Caras de São Paulo" (Faces of São Paulo). Invited to exhibit in "Lembrar é Resistir" (To Remember is to Resist) at the Municipal Chamber of Setúbal – Portugal, in May of 2001. Organized by the course of museology and coordinated by Prof. Dr. Maria Cristina Oliveira Bruno. The project involved the turning into a museum the building of the former DOPS-Departamento de Ordem Politica e Social (Department of Political and Social Order). This was also part of the pre-project for the permanent exhibition at Estação Pinacoteca (Museum of Contemporary art in São Paulo).

2001 - "Emboscada para Marighella" (Ambush for Mariguella), Photographic production for the exhibition "Lembrar é Resistir" (To Remember is to Resist) at the Municipal Chamber of Setúbal – Portugal, in May of 2001. Organized by the course of museology and coordinated by Prof. Dr. Maria Cristina Oliveira Bruno. The project involved the turning into a museum the building of the former DOPS-Departamento de Ordem Politica e Social (Department of Political and Social Order). This was also part of the pre-project for the permanent exhibition at Estação Pinacoteca (Museum of Contemporary art in São Paulo).

1996 – "Caras de São Paulo" (Faces of São Paulo) – Photography Exhibition of the collection of photographs from 1994 at the Lebanese American University – Beirut exposing the theme of social exclusion in the city of São Paulo and comparing and contrasting it to the exclusion in Beirut.

1991 – Islamic Architecture – Photography Exhibition at the Municipal Chamber of São Paulo – Brazil in the occasion of the creation of the first Muslim holiday in the city of São Paulo.



Professional Experience
- At the age of 16, already worked as a photojournalist for community and neighborhood newspapers and for magazines.
- Had his first publication in 1994 at the extinct Iris Foto with the title of "Ideia na Cabeça e Uma Câmera na Mão" (An Idea in Mind and a Camera in Hand) showing a photographic study of Yosemite National Park in Ca. – USA.
- Awarded student of the year twice, in 1996 and 1997 while studying Advertising Design at the Lebanese American University in Beirut.
- For 12 years, after studying Advertising Design, maintained a photography studio specialized in food photography, "in camera" special effects and large scale sets.
- In 2010, gave up all other activities to dedicate only to fine arts with an atelier in São Paulo – Brazil.
-In 2014, moved to Lebanon and currently works on an ongoing project called "Caras Anonimas" – Anonymous Faces.


WORK
PHOTOJOURNALIST – 1990 - 1995
TMP - TAREK MOURAD PHOTOGRAPHY – Owner and Chief Photographer – 1998 - 2010
FINE ARTS – 2010


Education
2017 -        Lebanese International University - Beirut - Masters in Eductaion (to be concluded)
2015 - 2017 Lebanese International University – Beirut – BA Graphic Design
1995 - 1998 Lebanese American University - Beirut - AA Advertising Design
1980 - 1995 Associação Escola Graduada de São Paulo (Graded School)