Animation director and storyteller at heart, Chadi Aoun wears many creative hats. Born in Beirut and raised under the MENA sun, he grew up influenced by the diversity of the many cultures he came across. After two years studying Fine Arts in Paris, he graduated with a Master’s in animation from the Lebanese Academy of Fine Arts (ALBA), after which he founded Yelo, an animation and design studio collaborative. He swirls and twirls between various creative projects and stage performances to quench his insatiable passion for dance and movement.
His latest highlights are his collaboration on the Palme d’Or winner short Wave’s 98 of director Ely Dagher, his dance performance in Things I’m Not, choreographed by Nada Kano, the creation of Haneen exhibition for UNICEF in Beit Beirut Museum and his award winning animated short SAMT(silence) tackling the theme of dance and freedom.