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  • Jan 01, 2023

The Artists of 2022: Ali Cherri

Portrait of ALI CHERRI. All images copyright and courtesy the artist.

Life emerged from mud—from the first creatures that evolved to live on the land, to the ancient mythologies of humans created from clay. For Beirut-born, Paris-based artist Ali Cherri, these origin stories intersect with contemporary struggles in his first feature-length film, The Dam (2022), which debuted at the Cannes Film Festival 2022 Directors’ Fortnight (5/18–27).