Tony Chakar is a Lebanese architect and writer from Beirut. He belongs to a generation of Lebanese artists and thinkers whose primordial themes are war and the post-war, which they view with a critical eye due to their focus on the processes of getting at the historical truth. It can be said that his platform his memory as a performance practice. His work also involves ways of thinking that go beyond than the traditional architectural focus by incorporating literature, philosophy and theory.
He is a contributor to Al Mulhaq, the cultural supplement of the daily newspaper ‘Annahar’, and to several European art journals. Architecture and living conditions in different districts of Beirut are Tony Chakar’s interests, which is why another of his activities is giving Art History and History of Architecture classes at the Académie Libanaise des Beaux arts (Alba).