Status host Paola C. Messina talks to David Habchy one of the founders of the WARAQ and a Lebanese multimedia artist. This conversation took place at the headquarters of WARAQ in Beirut. David also speaks to his own interests as an artist and experiences up to this point in his career as a multimedia artist.
David Habchy, born in 1985 in Beirut, belongs to a new generation of Arab artists working in the fields of illustration, graphics, and animation. Even as a child, he already started experimenting with projects involving the conceptual combination of photography, graphic elements, theatre, and music. He completed his studies of computer graphics and animation at the Notre-Dame University in Lebanon, and soon afterward taught courses there himself. Today he works as a freelancer in the field of visual arts and is involved in design and comic projects, making the work of young Lebanese artists accessible to a wider audience. In addition, he develops concepts for music videos and animated short films.
David is a co-founder of WARAQ, an artistic and cultural NGO based in Beirut. Founded in 2012, WARAQ acts as a platform to support, promote, and connect artists and professionals in the Arab region with a focus on illustration, animation, and design, while allowing them to exchange expertise, share resources, and showcase their work.
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