Ali El-Darsa

Ali El-Darsa, born in Beirut, Lebanon, lives and works between Montréal, Berlin and Toronto. He holds a Master of Visual Studies (MVS Studio) from Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design at the University of Toronto and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Intermedia/Cyberarts from Concordia University, Montréal.

Recent solo exhibitions and performances include:
The Color Remains the Same at Dazibao, Montréal (2016), 25/09/2001–Present at Espace Cercle Carré (Montréal); Entr’acte at Hart House (Toronto); Standing Still at Darling Foundry (Montréal). Select group exhibitions and screenings include: Complex Social Change at Doris McCarthy Gallery (Toronto), Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival (Germany); Brooklyn Film Festival (New York); We Can’t Compete at University of Lethbridge Art Gallery (Calgary), (In)formal disclosures at Access Gallery (Vancouver); Festival International du Cinéma Méditerranéen (Montpellier); Rendezvous with Madness Film Festival (Toronto); Galerie Sans Nom (New Brunswick); Festival Les Ecrans Documentaires, (France) and Free Fall Festival at Theatre Centre (Toronto). El-Darsa undertook a fellowship with artist Akram Zaatari in 2014 and 2016.


The Color Remains the Same

2015, 12:35 minutes, Colour, Arabic and French with English subtitles

The Document Remains the Same

2015, 09:45 minutes, Colour, Arabic, English and Arabic with English Subtitles

Time of Breadth

2009, 08:42 minutes, colour, Arabic with English or French Subtitles


2009, 06:11 minutes, colour

On My Way to Byblos

2008, 04:14 minutes, colour


2008, 04:21 minutes, colour

That Saturday of Every Weekend

2008, 05:42 minutes, colour

March 2008

2008, 09:56 minutes, colour


2008, 03:10 minutes, colour

2008, 07:05 minutes, colour

Ali & Ali

2008, 08:59 minutes, colour

2007, 05:14 minutes, colour


2006, 01:00 minutes, B&W