born in Beirut / Lebanon
1978 - 89  worked part-time at his father’s jewellery shop

Highschool in mathematics; St. Mary Orth. College

1981- 86 

Bachelor of Arts in history and archaeology; American University of Beirut

1987 - 89 

graduate work; thesis: ”Metals for peace. The story of working metal for ornament based on workbench experiments, archaeological and
ethnographic research.”

1990 - 96   

experiments with different materials and styles; seminars, discussions with artists and goldsmiths in Lebanon, Switzerland, and Austria

1996 - 99   

studies in translation (Arabic, English, German) at Karl-Franzens-Universität in Graz

2000 - 02   

Masters school for Metal Design at the Ortweinschule in Graz

seit 2003   

works as a freelance artist in Graz