Sean Mackaoui was born in Switzerland, but he is not Swiss. The Anglo-Lebanese artist arrived in Madrid 30 years ago, armed with a small pair of scissors and a box of cut-outs. He is fortunate enough to continue cutting and pasting and his box of cut-outs is now the patriarch of a great family. Mackaoui divides his time between constructing collages for national and international newspapers and magazines, and he also loses himself in his own world of collages and objects that, at times, populate art galleries. For that last decade he has also been designing sets and costumes for national and municipal theaters in Nordic countries. He is an Honorary Director of the San Francisco Collage Museum in the United States.