Joanna ABOU SLEIMAN Chevalier
Born in Lebanon, Joanna graduated in political science at the American University of Paris.
1997 to 2004
She worked in a number of contemporary art galleries in Paris, continuing her work as an artist manager and adviser to collectors.
She founded "Talents Video", a company that produces and distributes art films.
She was appointed Commissioner for the digital section of the exhibiton « Art in Sports » sponsored by adidas, at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Shanghai, during Beijing Olympic Games.
She curates the exhibition « Who are you, Peter ? » at the Espace Culturel Louis Vuitton, Paris.
The same year she produces and deliveres ten films that create the link between video art and classical music. This program was projected at the Musée de le Chasse et de la Nature during Museum Night 2010, Paris.
She is curator of two events during La Nuit Blanche in Paris :
- Projecting of « La Mer » byAnge Leccia in the premises of the RATP.
- Installation of« L’Homme d’Eau » by Patrick Corillon, Place Bodoyer.
She continues her activities related to the art world, being an art consultant for companies such as Ernst & Young.
She co-curated an exhibition in Beirut « At my Feet » for the fashion Label Cindy Glass.
Curator of the exhibition "Territoire d’Affects", in Beirut Exhibition Center.
Curator of "Michel Deverne", an exhibition in partnership with the auction house PIASA. At Over the Counter, Beirut.
Curator of "Patterns and forms", in partnership with BEIRUT DESIGN FAIR, at Maison Rabih Kayrouz, Beirut.
2017 & 2018
Special advisor in contemporary art for BEIRUT ART FAIR 2018.
Artistic director of BEIRUT ART FAIR 2019, 10th anniversary edition.