Karine is a self-taught sculptor who specialized in bronze sculptures.

Born in Beirut in 1970, she is both Mexican and Lebanese, giving her a unique perspective and cultural background that is reflected in her work.

A twelve year stay in Paris as she was escaping the raging civil war in Lebanon broadened her artistic horizons.

Her first collection of bronze sculptures was completed in 2008.

Karine's workshop is situated in the idyllic setting of the Cedar Mountains, overlooking the Holy valley of Qadisha, home to the famous writer and philosopher Gibran Khalil Gibran.

When modeling the clay, she creates rough surfaces with generous volumes and curves, which evoke a serene and joyful world. However, at times, it is the turmoil of political and civil unrest in Lebanon that she chooses to transmit in her sculptures.

Karine exhibited her artworks in Beirut, Dubai, New York, Florence, Abu Dhabi, Paris, London and Cairo.

She was awarded the "Special Commendation From the President" medal at the XIVth Florence Biennale for her sculptures.


Rotating Art
Jun 2024
Fondation Charles Corm, Beirut
Femmes artistes. Artistes femmes
Unbound Expressions
Jun 2024
Cromwell Place, London
Contemporary Art from the Middle East
Comme Je l'Imagine
May 2024 - Jun 2024
Chaos Gallery, Beirut
Solo Exhibition
Art Cairo
Feb 2024
Grand Egyptian Museum, Cairo
Art Cairo
Salon d'Automne
Jan 2024
Grande Halle de la Villette, Paris
120eme Salon d'Automne de Paris
Oct 2023 - Nov 2023
Chaos Gallery, Beirut
Collective exhibition
XIVth Florence Biennale
Oct 2023
Fortezza Da Basso, Florence
XIVth Florence Biennale
Oct 2023
Artbooth Gallery, Abu Dhabi
Collective exhibition
The Other Art Fair
May 2023
Saatchi Art Fair
Mar 2023 - Aug 2023
US Embassy, Beirut
Permanent exhibition
World Art Dubai
Mar 2023
Art fair
Feb 2023
Chaos Gallery, Beirut
Collective exhibition
Dec 2022 - Jan 2023
Chaos Gallery, Beirut
Collective exhibition
Nov 2022 - Dec 2022
Atelier Karine Hochar
Solo exhibition
Nov 2021
Atelier Karine Hochar, Beirut
Solo exhibition
Aug 2019
Jacques Ouaiss Gallery
Collective exhibition


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