Ayman Baalbaki was born in the village of Odeisse in South Lebanon in 1975. He graduated from the Lebanese University in Beirut in 1998. He went on to graduate work at L’Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, France and obtained his doctorate in the Art of Images and Contemporary Art there. Baalbaki has held several exhibitions in Lebanon, France and the Arab World. He won first prize in a 1996 competition for the reconstruction of Beirut sponsored by Lebanon’s ministry of culture.