born in beirut in 1976, ali cherri graduated in graphic design from the american university of beirut in 2000. in parallel to his design work, he finished his master’s in performing arts at dasarts (amsterdam - 2005). his video work includes: un cercle autour du soleil (2005, awarded faap digital arts award at videobrasil, sao paulo), untitled (2006), slippage (2007) and you (2008). ali has presented give me a body then (performance, 2005) as part of diskurs 05 germany (2005) and home works iii beirut. in 2005, ali presented the video installation once a shiny morning puddle (unclassified - meeting points 5 and at kunsthalle – vienna, 2011) and in 2009 the interactive video installation now i feel whole again as part of a fantasy for alain kaprow at the contemporary image collective, cairo. his video installation my pain is real (2010) was presented at galerie imane farès, paris as part of theco_incidences exhibition. ali cherri has presented his work in various film festivals and venues including the centre pompidou (paris), videobrazil (sao paolo), the delfina foundation (london), tate modern (london), home works (beirut), festival paris cinéma (paris), contemporary image collective (cairo), modern art oxford (oxford), manifesta (amsterdam), kunstfilmbiennale (köln), instituto itaú cultural belo horizonte (brasil), kasa galeri (istanbul), edinburgh international film festival (edinburgh), shout festival (birmingham), and huarte centro de arte contemporáneo (spain). his solo exhibitions include a fleure de peau at galerie regard sud, lyon and bad bad images at galerie imane farès, paris in 2011.