Bilal Bassal born in Beirut 1973, currently living and working in Paris.
Gained a diploma in drawing and painting from the Institute of Fine Arts at Lebanese University in 1999. He then settled down in France, where he studied The Art of Engraving and Printing at École supérieure des arts appliqués | Duperré Paris. Bilal currently works primarily in art and advertising.
He held his first exhibition in 2000 in Beirut. His second major appearance was in 2002 when he took part in the 12th Space International Print Biennial in Seoul, where he was awarded the selection Prize. Consequently, his work was displayed at the Museum of the Sungkok in Seoul . Since then, he participated in many art exhibitions held in Lebanon, France, Tunisia, Spain, Germany and Korea.
He is a prolific artist who has produced a good number of drawings for media organizations, such as the discontinued Lebanese Al-Nokkad magazine, Le Monde Diplomatique magazine – Arabic edition published in France and the Kuwaiti Al-Arabi magazine. He is keenly interested in illustrations produced for kids. Bilal published many of those illustrations and won two awards from his work in this field, In addition, he also contributed in the improvement of the visual and artistic material addressed to Arab children. Hence, he is a member of the jury at the Museum of children’s drawings on the Internet Le Muz in France. He also writes on art for several cultural magazines, including the Kuwaiti Al-Arabi magazine, the Abu Dhabi – based Turath and Magazine-N in South Korea.
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