As a Kuwaiti of Palestinian origin, much of Tarek Al-Ghoussein’s work deals with how his identity is shaped in a context of inaccessibility and loss. His work explores the boundaries between landscape photography, self-portraiture and performance art.

Tarek Al Ghoussein
Tarek Al Ghossein
Kuwait, 1962

Past Exhibitions

Tarek Al-Ghoussein: K Files

Contemporary Art Platform Kuwait – CAP Kuwait
05/12/2017 — 02/01/2018

Tarek Al-Ghoussein: Al Sawaber

The Third Line
05/11/2017 — 14/02/2018

The Poetics of Absence

1×1 Art Gallery
16/01/2017 — 28/02/2017

View from Inside: Contemporary Arab Photography, Video and Mixed Media

Emirates Palace Gallery 21/03/2015 — 20/04/2015

Solo Shows


K Files, Taymour Grahne Gallery, New York, USA

K Files, The Third Line, Dubai, UAE


National Pavilion of Kuwait, 55th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy


E Series, Kalfayan Galleries, Athens, Greece


A Retrospective: Works from 2003 – 2010, Sharjah Art Museum, Sharjah, UAE

Group Shows


View from Inside: Contemporary Arab Photography, Video and Mixed Media Art, Emirates Palace Gallery, Abu Dhabi, UAE


FotoFest 2014 Biennial, the 15th International Biennial of Photography and Photo-related Art. Houston, USA

How Green was my Valley, Whitebox Art Space, New York, USA

Lost in Landscape, Museo di Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto, Italy


Photoquai, Photography Biennale, Paris, France

The Blue Route, Villa Empain, Brussels, Belgium

Contacts & Details

City of birth: Kuwait Country of birth: Kuwait Date of birth: 1962 Lives in: Abu Dhabi, UAE