Born 1947, Beirut, Lebanon
Working in multiple media, Ginane Makki Bacho is best known for her painting, print making and sculpture. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Beirut University College in 1982, shortly before being displaced by the civil war. Moving to America in 1984, she went on to receive a Master’s of Fine Arts in Printmaking and Painting from the prestigious Pratt Institute, New York in 1987.
Apart from her artistic practice Bacho has taught fine arts at the American University of Science and Technology, American University of Beirut and The Lebanese American University.
Recent solo exhibitions include Saleh Barakat Gallery, Beirut (2016); Al Markhia Gallery, Doha (2015); Ayyam Gallery, Beirut (2013); Art Circle, Beirut (2010); Agial Art Gallery, Beirut (2004); and a retrospective of her works at the French Cultural Center, Beirut (2005). Group exhibitions include Fa Gallery, Kuwait (2012), Beirut Art Center (2009); the Lebanese Association of Artists and Sculptors in Beirut (2013, 2012, 2010, 2009); the Biennale Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria (2008); and Sursock Museum, Beirut (2006).
Bacho’s work is held in several public and private collections including the Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris; National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington D.C; Centre Culturel Francais, Beirut; the Hariri Foundation, Washington DC; the Dalloul Collection, Beirut; the KA Modern and Contemporary Art Collection, Beirut; the Museum of Digne les Bains, Cabo Frio Museum, Rio de Janeiro; the Arab League, Washington DC and Biblioteca Alexandrina, Alexandria.