Hiba Kalache was born in Beirut in 1972. She is an interdisciplinary artist whose practice spans installation, drawing, painting, and sculpture. In 2005, Kalache received a Masters of Fine Arts from California College of the Arts in San Francisco and started teaching fine arts at the Lebanese American University in 2017.
She has since exhibited her work in Beirut, Berlin, Brussels, Istanbul, New Orleans, Oakland, San Jose (USA), San Francisco, and Tehran. Hiba has held two solo exhibitions in Beirut with The Running Horse Contemporary Art Space and the FFA Private Bank, both in 2012. Her work has also been exhibited at art fairs including Art Dubai, Drawing Now (Paris), and Gwangju Art (South Korea).
Recent group exhibitions of hers include Lemonade Everything Was So Infinite (2018) curated by Natasha Gasparian at Saleh Barakat Gallery; Mimesis Expression Construction (2016) curated by Octavian Esanu at the American University of Beirut’s Rose and Shaheen Saleeby Museum; Heartland (2015) curated by Joanna Chevalier at the Beirut Exhibition Center; and Under Construction, and Exposure (2014) curated by Marie Muracciole at the Beirut Art Center. In 2019, she produced an art project entitled “Encounters—ongoing for Art Margins Journal” which was adapted in 2020 to be exhibited at Saleh Barakat Gallery.