Zaatari is visual artist, curator and one of the founders of the Arab Image Foundation. His work straddles photography, video and film, all infused with a relevant research into the visual heritage of Arab culture. He explores issues pertaining to identity, the social perception of the body and desire, and the ties between individual memory and the collective narrative. Working primarily on two fronts, one openly political and historical and the other more overtly linked to the conformations of sexuality – especially male –, the oeuvre of Akram Zaatari comes together as a comprehensive reflection on visual memory and the forms of image representation. His work was shown in group shows including the Turin Triennial (2008) the biennials of Istanbul (2011), Venice (2013), and São Paulo (2006), and the dOCUMENTA 13 (Kassel, 2012). Solo shows include Projects 100: Akram Zaatari, at MoMA New York (2013); and UNFOLDING, at the Moderna Museet, in Stockholm (2015). His work is in the collections of Tate Modern, London, Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris and the MoMA. He lives and works in Beirut, Lebanon.