Meet Ginane Makki Bacho, an alumna of LAU (back when it was still called BUC) and an artist whose work spans sculpture, painting and photography, she also holds a Master’s of Fine Arts in Printmaking and Painting from Pratt Institute.
An artist that never stops creating, she has recently exhibited (October 13, 2018–January 13, 2019) in the Brooklyn Museum, her collection “Civilization” as part of “Syria, Then and Now: Stories from Refugees a Century Apart”. This exhibition featured works from then and now to recount the changing stories of refugees in Syria over time and place their differing experiences, a century apart, in a global context. It was also part of The Arab Art & Education Initiative connecting contemporary Arab culture with diverse audiences across the five boroughs of New York City.
As for Ginane, for “Civilization” she drew on her experience of civil war in Lebanon and the Syrian refugee crisis in our region, to create an installation of figurative iron sculptures that struck a cord in our collective memory like tanks mounted by masked gunmen, trucks carrying captives, and boats filled with refugees.