Lebanon

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Pavilion

Organizer/Commissioner:
Association for the Promotion and Exhibition of the Arts in Lebanon (APEAL) (non-profit organization)
Artist:
Akram Zaatari
Curators:
Sam Bardaouil; Till Fellrath

Curator

Name:
Sam Bardaouil
Gender:
Male
Born:
Lebanon
Lives and works in:
Germany, Lebanon and the United States of America
No. of participations in the venice biennale:
1

Curator

Name:
Till Fellrath
Gender:
Male
Born:
Germany
Lives and works in:
Germany, Lebanon, the United States of America
No. of participations in the venice biennale:
1

Artist

Name:
Akram Zaatari
Gender:
Male
Born:
Lebanon, 1966
Lives and works in:
Lebanon
No. of participations in the venice biennale:
2
Represented by galleries in:
Beirut and Hamburg

Politics & Economics

State System:
Unitary confessionalist parliamentary republic
Ruling Political Party:
Grand coalition government consisting of sub-coalitions as a result of the complicated proportionately reserved electoral system.
Population (World Bank, 2011):
4,259,405
GDP per capita (World Bank, 2011):
$9,413
World Bank credit:
$611,860,000
Net OECD ODA Aid Received (2011):
$432,240,000
Military Expenditure (SIPRI, 2011):
$1,735,000,000

Alliances


Arab League
World Bank debt
Non-Aligned Movement
Organisation of Islamic Cooperation

Conflicts

Country independent since:
1943 (from France)
Last Major Border Revision:
Ongoing border conflicts
Colonial History:
Former French mandate
International Court of Justice cases:
2
Global Militarization Index (BICC, 2011):
17
Nuclear Force?
No
Ongoing Conflicts and Disputes:
Ongoing conflict with Israel over the Israeli occupation of the Golan Heights and ongoing border disputes with Syria.