About the artiste
Fares Cachoux was born in the Syrian city of Homs in 1976. There, he studied computer engineering at the University of Aleppo, before finishing his Masters and PhD degrees in digital art and visual communication in Paris. Prior to 2021, he worked as Head of Digital Departments across multiple museums in Doha (Qatar). In 2021, he decided to pursue a full-time career as an artist and move back to Paris.
Cachoux works mainly on political, social and environmental questions. Minimalistic yet bold, his work depicts the people’s struggle for freedom and dignity using strong, striking colours and simple silhouettes. Cachoux's posters act as a vehicle for his activism, making the subtle and symbolic nature of his works - as well as the strong presence of his characters - as a tool to tackle serious issues, leaving the viewer with questions more than answers.
In 2015, he held his first solo exhibition in Paris, following on from his inclusion in Banksy’s Dismaland show in the UK. Today his work is regularly published in newspapers, and on the covers of magazines such as Le Monde, Le Temps, Courrier International, La Presse and Huffington Post. His work has also been featured in several books, including The Design of Dissent, which examines graphic works from around the world that focus on social and political concerns. His oeuvre is also included in the French school curriculum and is frequently used to teach students about political posters. Cachoux’s works are in private and public collections in Europe, America and the Middle East.