Christine Tohme

Research/Training/Regional Events - 2008
A Lebanese art activist, curator and cultural manager born in 1964. She obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Literature from the American University of Beirut and her master's degree in Contemporary Art Theory at the Goldsmiths College in London. In 1994 she co-founded the Lebanese Association for Plastic Arts- Ashkal Alwan- and i n 2001, Tohme initiated Home Works: A Forum on Cultural Practices, of which 6 editions have taken place to date. Home Works is a multidisciplinary platform that takes place in Beirut, Lebanon every 2–3 years and has evolved into one of the most vibrant platforms for contemporary cultural practices in the Arab region and internationally. In 2011, Tohme launched the Home Workspace in Beirut, a platform for facilitating artistic research, production and education, and Home Workspace Program (HWP), an annual arts study program at the post-graduate level.