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Lebanon’s Best Young Artists At The Beirut Art Centre

Lebanon’s Best Young Artists At The Beirut Art Centre
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Updated: 9 January 2017
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Culture Trip selects some of the emerging artists to watch out for at the Beirut Art Centre’s annual showcase, Exposure.

Camila Salame

Born in 1985 and hailing from Colombia, Salame graduated in Fine Arts and Art History at the Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá. Afterwards she moved to Paris, where she pursued a Master’s degree in Fine Arts at the Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. As a child of Lebanese immigrants she has always deeply identified with Lebanese culture, and has visited Lebanon several times in the past years to reconnect with her ‘roots.’

Christine Kettaneh

Kettaneh obtained a BA in Fine Art from the Lebanese American University (2007) and a MA in Fine Art from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design (2013). She is also a holder of a BA in Economics from the American University of Beirut (2003) and a MSc in Finance and Economics from the London School of Economics (2005). She has been teaching economics part-time at different universities in Beirut and London, while pursuing her practice as a visual artist.

Christine Kettaneh, Time cutting time, 2013

Inaya Hodeib

Born in Beirut in 1983, Hodeib received a Diploma in Painting and Sculpture from the Lebanese Institute of Fine Arts in 2006. She resides and works from her studio in the Netherlands. Currently she paints on large-scale canvases, depicting portraits of canines in an agitated state as a metaphor for social and human traits.

Inaya Hodeib, Stories from B Town 1, 2013

Yasmina Haddad

Haddad (b. 1972) studied Fashion Design at Studio Bercot in Paris and Photography at the Schule für Künstlerische Fotografie in Vienna (with Friedl Kubelka, Seiichi Furuya, and Wolfgang Tillmans). She received grants to participate in a residency program at the Cité des Arts in Paris (2004), and produce a research and performance project about women in electronic music in the context of PATTERNS, a cultural program by Erste Foundation (2008).

Yasmine Eid-Sabbagh and Rozenn Quéré, Possible and Imaginary Lives, 2012, image from an installation

Helene Kazan

The multidisciplinary artist, who across her practice uses research and archival material to generate moving image and multimedia installations. She has exhibited and presented her work internationally: most recently she participated in Its Always too Late, Archiving the Anthropocene at The Showroom, London.

Helene Kazan, A Domestic Image of Preemption – Film 1 Lebanon 1989, still from stop frame animation, multimedia installation, 2013

Lara Tabet

Born in 1983, Tabet is a Lebanese pathologist and visual artist, who works mainly with photography. In 2010, as she was finishing her residency in Clinical Pathology at the American University of Beirut Medical Center, Tabet participated in a workshop led by Klavdij Sluban during the Rencontres internationales in Arles.

Lara Tabet, Mayaā, untitled 2013, archival pigment print

Monira Al Qadiri

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Monira Al Qadiri, Behind the Sun, 2013, video
The Kuwaiti artist, who was born in Senegal. She pursued her studies in Japan and obtained a Ph.D. in Intermedia Art from Tokyo University of the Arts in 2010. Her research focused on the aesthetics of sadness in the Middle East by looking at poetry, music, art, and religious practices. Monira Al Qadiri, Behind the Sun, 2013, video
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