My research examines different aspects of our modern world through the lenses of AI, photography, and contemporary art. I am particularly interested in questions of memory, technology, and representation across the borders of nations, spaces, and times. My objects of study range from High Art practices to popular culture productions that convey interesting patterns of human behaviour. Following is a list of past and ongoing research projects:


Are national flags strictly national emblems or do they have transnational ties? I elaborate on these questions through a study on the French Tricolor in contemporary art.

How is Artificial Intelligence (AI) changing today's (and tomorrow's) art world? What are the latest AI artistic innovations (curating, auctioning, marketing, etc.)?

This research paper investigates diasporic identity in Montreal through 'ethnic' visual artifacts in the public space.

This conference paper focuses on the relationship between photography, death, and public spaces.

This chapter (in a forthcoming anthology on monuments and culture) delves into the relationship between monuments and collective memory, highlighting the ephemeral and controversial nature of monuments and the meanings attached to them. It also showcases a number of contemporary art 'counter-monuments'.

This publication in a forthcoming volume asks why do individuals feel compelled to commemorate victims of atrocity in other nations through social media outlets? and what implications might these acts have on the future of the contemporary nation-state model?


Art on a Green Line is an exhibition featuring Transnational artists whose works revisit and explore the “Green Line,” which separated East and West Beirut during the 1975-90 wars in Lebanon. It was originally held at the Carleton University Art Gallery, between 19 Jan. - 14 April 2015.

This 3 min video introduces my M.A. research on contemporary transnational representations of war (Keywords: art, memory, war, diaspora, representation).


In this essay, I present the artwork Faces (2009) by Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige as a case study of the War Generation Artists’ alternative representations of martyrs, or counter-monuments, in Lebanon ... conclude by classifying this artwork as Faux-Ephemeral-Art


In this book chapter, I introduce the work of a group of transnational intellectuals from the Lebanese War Generation who commonly use contemporary art practices to write alternative histories of the Lebanese wars and represent the ongoing Lebanese national trauma...

A video of my conference presentation at the Hisnley Hall, Leeds. (22 min)


National Gallery of Canada Exhibition Review.

A video interview on photography, memory, and conflict with Andrea Kunard, related to the exhibition Clash: Conflict and its Consequences, National Gallery of Canada. Ottawa, 2013.


This 3 min video introduces IMMERSE: The Research Network for Video Game Immersion.