Tarek Chemaly

Tarek Chemaly

Communication consultant at Holy Spirit University of Kaslik (USEK)
Lebanon

Summary

Agriculture engineer and envionmental economist who "recycled" his talents as communication consultant and university lecturer. Also known as blogger, not-for-profit online publisher and artist. Heavy interest in pop culture as a bridging gap for divided societies and a way to construct a collective memory leading to a national identity.

Positions

Lecturer
Holy Spirit University of Kaslik (USEK)
October 2007 - Present (10 years)
Giving courses in “Esquisse,” “Arabic copywriting,” “French Copywriting,” “Technical English,” and "Methodology of research" in addition to coordinating the thesis and the final project of the graduating masters' class students.
Blogger
Tarek Chemaly's blog
January 2007 - Present (10 years 9 months)
A blog about media critique and pop culture.
Publisher
Tarek Chemaly's Publications
June 2002 - Present (15 years 4 months)
A not for profit online endeavor which publishes books related to graffiti, urban art, anthropology (visual), linguistic decoding, graffiti, alternative history, and other topics. It also produces video art and short experimental movies.
Communication consultant
Self-employed
2001 - Present (16 years 9 months)
Having had clients which engulfed TV stations, universities, corporate entities, pop stars and multinationals from all sectors, I perfectly blended my creative streak with my strategic engineering background to achieve optimal results and return on (advertising) investment for clients.
Visual Artist
Various venues
May 2000 - Present (17 years 5 months)
Exhibited my artworks, solo and collectively, in Beirut, Belfast, Berlin, Paris, San Francisco... I work mainly in the digital realm under the umbrella of conceptual pop and produce video artworks.
Visual Artist
Various venues
May 2000 - Present (17 years 5 months)
Exhibited my artworks, solo and collectively, in Beirut, Belfast, Berlin, Paris, San Francisco... I work mainly in the digital realm under the umbrella of conceptual pop and produce video artworks.
Lecturer
University of Balamand
October 2005 - June 2010 (4 years 8 months)
Lectured on undergraduate postgraduate level at the Academie Libanaise des Beaux-Arts (ALBA), giving courses on current events, thesis writing and follow-up in addition to seminars on copywriting for advertising and audio-visual students.

Education

Course on "Journalism and Democracy: Middle East"

Fojo Media Institute at the Linnæus University
2008 (1 year)
An intensive course on Journalism and democracy coordinated by the Fojo Media Institute under the auspices of the Swedish International Development Agency tailor-made for journalists from the Middle East.

Postgraduate Diploma (Distance Learning Program) - Applied Environmental Economics

University of London, Imperial college at Wye
1998 - 2001 (3 years)

Diploma of ingerieur agricole - Agriculture Engineering

American University of Beirut
1992 - 1996 (4 years)

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