EXHIBITION NOV 2014

LUCIEN SAMAHA

* 1958 Beirut, Lebanon, lives and works in New York, N.Y.

Born 1958 in Beirut, Lebanon – Lives and works in New York City, NY
Education 1991 Rochester Institute of Technology, Greatest Honors
Selected Exhibitions
2013 “The Flight Attendant Years 1978 – 1986” Lombard Freid Gallery NYC
2012 Residency and Exhibition at Voranker Temporary Art Space, Vienna, Austria
2008 “record, record”, SHIFT Electronic Arts Festival, Basel, Switzerland
Self Projections, Milepost 5, Portland, Oregon
uneasy about Beirut, Sara Tecchia Roma New York, NYC
The Searchers, Feldman Gallery, PNCA, Portland, Oregon
Manhattan Pietonne, La Rue, Biennale de L’Image, Nancy, France
2007 The Most Curatorial Biennial of the Universe, Apexart, NYC
Why Can’t We All Just Get Along?, Group Show, Sara Tecchia Roma NY, NYC
NeoIntegrity, Group Show, Derek Eller Gallery, NYC
2006 The Searchers, EFA Gallery, NYC
uneasy about Beirut, COMA Gallery, Berlin
25th Anniversary Group Show, Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland OR
I Want to Show You Somewhere, Cooley Gallery, Portland, OR
A Summer Show, Sara Tecchia Roma New York, NYC
Dish, Feldman Gallery, PNCA in collaboration with Cooley Gallery, Portland, OR
Persona-Personae, Sara Tecchia Roma New York, New York City
Good is What Pleases, Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany
2005 On Difference, A Snapshot of the Arab Image Foundation, Württembergischer Kunstverein,Stuttgart, Germany
Party, Selections from the Archive, Espace Jörg Brockmann, Genève, Switzerland
Faces 1974—2004, Galerie Sfeir Semler, Hamburg, Germany
2004 Nam June Paik Award 2004, Phoenix Halle, Dortmund, Germany
2003 Teenage Rebel Bedroom Show, Galerie du Jour, Paris, France
Seven Boys and Seven Girls, FIN Arts, New York City
Greetings from Beirut, Vitra Design Museum, Berlin, Germany
Now Playing, D’Amelio Terras Gallery, New York City
Vienna’s 10th District Working Class Patterns, Franklin Station Café, NYC
The Teenage Rebel Bedroom Show, K48 Magazine, John Connelly Presents Gallery, NYC
2002 Other Routes, by Generic Fun, 126A Front Street Gallery, DUMBO, NY
2001 Nella Nutella, Gelatin at the Venice Biennale, Leo Koening Gallery, New York City
Seoul Collections, Sound Installation, Fashion Week, New York City
Intimate Interface, The Brewster Project, Brewster, New York
2000 In Transit, Gallery @ 49, New York City
1999 Artists Books, Spencer Brownstone Gallery, Basel, Liste
Springs of Action, La Panaderia, Mexico City, Mexico
The Other Side of New York, MAZE Gallery, Torino, Italy
Images of Composite, Urban Synchronicity from Tokyo
Warm Up 2, P.S.1, Brooklyn, NY
1998 Warm Up, P.S.1, Brooklyn, NY
extra vitamins for the winter, Multi-Media Group, Not Coffee Studio, Brooklyn, NY
Overpromised, Technosophia 1, Swiss Institute, New York City
1997 Color Diptychs, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, The 2nd Tokyo International Photo-Biennale, Tokyo
1994 Le Liban Retrouve, (The Lebanon Rediscovered), Galerie Europa, Geneva, Switzerland

ANECDOTES AND PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE FIRST DIGITAL CAMERAS
Nov 7th – 30th 2014

In 1991, it was the world’s largest film company that launched the first digital camera system, and not as many believe today that it was a Japanese camera manufacturer or electronics giant. Eastman Kodak had struggled for years with the introduction of digital photography, due to the fact that its main source of revenue was the film business, in brief, consumables that one had to purchase over and over again. As the recipient in 1989 of Kodak’s first full scholarship to a photography student, Lucien Samaha happened to be at the right place at the right time. He was hired to teach the basics of photography and photographic processes to both customers and employees of the corporation at Kodak’s Marketing Education Center in Henrietta, New York. As he had already studied and practiced the emerging arts of digital imaging at the Rochester Institute of Technology, he was recruited to participate in the vast international marketing efforts of the Kodak Professional DCS, the world’s first commercial digital camera, as a tester and researcher of the medium, and as an educator. His assignments took him as far as Australia and Japan. As a passionate and prolific photographer, Lucien took advantage of his access to the best equipment and materials of that time to document the early history of digital photography and to make among the first digital photographs out of the research and development environment and in the real world.

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