People

Monique Bellan

Affiliated Researcher

Monique Bellan works as a postdoctoral researcher in the LAWHA project. She previously worked as research associate at the Orient-Institut Beirut (2013-2019) where she examined aesthetic reflection and art critique in twentieth-century Lebanon and Egypt. She also worked at the collaborative research centre Aesthetic Experience and the Dissolution of Artistic Limits at Freie Universität Berlin and the Performing Arts Section of the Academy of Arts in Berlin
She holds a PhD in Arabic Studies from Freie Universität Berlin, an MA in Islamic Studies, Sociology and Political Science from the University of Bonn, and an MA in Library and Information Science from Humboldt Universität zu Berlin. Within LAWHA she focuses in particular on exhibition practices, art critique and the database and digital platform (DDP).

 

Monograph
Bellan, Monique. Dismember remember: Das anatomische Theater von Lina Saneh und Rabih Mroué. Wiesbaden: Reichert 2013.


Edited Volumes
Bellan, Monique; Drost, Julia (eds.). Surrealism in North Africa and Western Asia: Crossings and Encounters. Beirut: Beiruter Texte und Studien 2021.

Maltzahn, Nadia von; Bellan, Monique (eds.). The Art Salon in the Arab Region: Politics of Taste Making. Beirut: Beiruter Texte und Studien 2018.
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Maltzahn, Nadia von; Bellan, Monique (eds.). Divercities: Competing narratives and urban identities in Beirut, Cairo and Tehran. Orient-Institut Studies 3. Beirut: Orient-Institut 2015. Available at https://perspectivia.net//publikationen/orient-institut-studies/3-2015

Journal Articles and Book Chapters
Bellan, Monique “Modern art from the Arab region — Digitization as a chance? The research and database project LAWHA as a case study”. Magazén 2022. [forthcoming].

Bellan, Monique. “Embedded Chronicler: Victor Hakim”. Söntgen, Beate; Voss, Julia (eds.). Why Art Criticism? A Reader. Berlin: Hatje Cantz 2022. 158-164.


Bellan, Monique. “Three eccentric manifestos: Art et Liberté, the Arab Surrealist Movement in Exile and Habib Tengour´s “non-message”. Bellan, Monique; Drost, Julia (eds.). Surrealism in North Africa and Western Asia: Crossings and Encounters. Beirut: Beiruter Texte und Studien 2021. 31-50.


Bellan, Monique; Drost, Julia. “Introduction”. Bellan, Monique; Drost, Julia (eds.). Surrealism in North Africa and Western Asia: Crossings and Encounters. Beirut: Beiruter Texte und Studien 2021. 15-27.


Bellan, Monique. »Looking for a missing…« Auf der Suche nach dem Abwesenden in Rabih Mroués »The Pixelated Revolution«. Busch, Isabelle; Fleckner, Uwe; Waldmann, Judith (eds.). Nähe auf Distanz. Eigendynamik und mobilisierende Kraft politischer Bilder im Internet. Berlin/Boston: Walter de Gruyter 2020. 79-100.


Bellan, Monique. „Defying the Order from Within: Art et Liberté and its Reordering of Visual Codes”. Maltzahn, Nadia von; Bellan, Monique (eds.). The Art Salon in the Arab Region: Politics of Taste Making. Beirut: Beiruter Texte und Studien 2018. 135-164. View PDF (open access).

Bellan, Monique. „...ich bin sicher, dass es keine Grenzen gibt“ – Theatrale Dekonstruktionen bei Lina Saneh und Rabih Mroué. Jakiša, Miranda and Andreas Pflitsch (eds.). Jugoslawien, Libanon: Verhandlung von Zugehörigkeit in den Künsten fragmentierter Kulturen. Berlin: Kadmos 2012. 296–317.


Bellan, Monique. “Des représentations de l’histoire et de la mémoire dans l’art contemporain au Liban”. Mermier, Franck; Puig, Nicolas (eds.). Itinéraires esthétiques et scènes culturelles au Proche-Orient. Beyrouth: Institut Français du Proche-Orient 2007. 223–232. Available at https://books.openedition.org/ifpo/517

Other
Bellan, Monique. „Die multiplizierte Biografie“. Schauspielhaus Zürich Zeitung 2011.14–15.

Bellan, Monique. “Lina Saneh: Le Corps, champ de bataille/Lina Saneh: Body as Battleground”. Artpress. 2008 (341). 29–33.