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Zad Moultaka


Born in Lebanon in 1967 in contemporary Arabic theater field, Zad Moultaka is a composer and visual artist. He began playing the piano at the age of five and moved to Paris in 1984. Considering writing as a space for questioning, he left, in 1993, his international career as an interpreter to devote himself to composition and painting.

Some of his recent major achievements: UM, souverain moteur de toute chose 2016. In 2019, Vocal Shadows in collateral with the 58th Venice Biennale; two premiere performances in Germany, Delirio, Deutsche Oper Berlin and Drei Miese Fiese Kerle, Musik Theater im Revier, Gelsenkirchen; Mon Ami le vent, Sveriges Radios Symfoniorkester, Stockholm. In 2020, Concerto for kora and orchestre with the orchestre philharmonique de Radio France. In 2021, commissioned for a big opera Hémon (Opera national du Rhin, Strasbourg), on a libretto of Paul Audi. Zad Moultaka is the composer, the director, the scenograph and is signing the costumes.
In october 2021, premiere of l’Orangeraie, for the Compagnie Lyrique de Creation Chants Libres, Montreal.

Selected shows

2020, Astre Fruitier-UM, Totah Gallery, New York
2018, Land escape, Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris
2018, Don’t Fall, Dôme Oscar Niemeyer, Tripoli-Liban
2018, Murmures, Centre Pompidou-Metz
2018, Suomennlina, Finland
2018, Sursock Museum, Beirut
2018, Terra Incognita, Beirut Art Fair
2017, ŠamaŠ for the Lebanese Pavilion at la Biennale d’Art de Venise
2017, Astres Fruitiers, Saint-Pierre-aux-Nonnins, Arsenal de Metz and Art Dubai
2015, Come in Terra, Palazzo Albrizzi, Venice

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