BEIRUT GALLERIES


392Rmeil393

Gouraud St next to Red Cross, Gemmayzeh, Beirut - Lebanon/ 961 1 567 015/ 392rmeil393.com

On one side of the chaotic street of Gemmayze is a row of traditional mansions. Beneath one of them is a series of vaulted spaces that once served as the coach house to the adjoining palace. Behind the palace, up a narrow alley and some stone steps, is an oasis of gardens, arcaded architecture and gurgling fountains. In the shade of loquat and fig trees nestles a stone cottage, formerly part of a convent precinct then converted into the hammam of the palace. It is there that the project 392RMEIL393 was born and from where it operates. This is the brainchild of architect and local resident Alfred Sursock Cochrane, helped by arts and crafts promoter Nayla Bassili, the gallery is managed by George ElHamawy.

 
 
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Ayyam Gallery
Beirut Tower, Ground Floor, Zeitoune Street, Beirut, Lebanon / +961.1.374450 / ayyamgallery.com
Monday - Friday, 10 AM - 8 PM, &  Saturday 12 PM - 6 PM

Founded in 2006, Ayyam Gallery is a leading arts organisation that manages the careers of diverse established and emerging artists. Blue-chip art spaces in Beirut and Dubai, a series of collaborative projects in the United States, Europe, and Asia, and a multinational non-profit arts programme have furthered the gallery’s mandate of expanding the parameters of international art. With its widely respected multilingual publishing division and a custodianship programme that manages the estates of pioneering artists, Ayyam Gallery has also contributed to recent efforts that document underrepresented facets of global art history.  
 

 
 
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Carwan Gallery
5545 Mar Mikhael, Beirut, Lebanon / +961.3.686089 / carwangallery.com
By Appointment Only

The first contemporary design gallery in the Middle East, Carwan Gallery was founded in 2010 by the architects Nicolas Bellavance-Lecompte and Pascale Wakim.
 

     
     
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    Janine Rubeiz Gallery
    1 Av. Charles De Gaulle Imm. Majdalani Raouché / +961.1.868.290 / galeriejaninerubeiz.com
    Tuesday - Friday, 10 AM - 7 PM, & Saturday, 10 AM - 2 PM

    Anchored by a strong commitment to Modern and Contemporary Lebanese art, Galerie Janine Rubeiz and its precursor Dar El Fan have played a major role, since 1967, in Beirut’s cultural and artistic scene. For the past fifty years, the gallery has been directed by its founder Janine Rubeiz and consequently by her daughter Nadine Begdache.Destroyed in 1976 by the war, Dar El Fan continued its program of exhibitions, film screenings, lectures and public events throughout 1990’s in Janine’s private residence. In 1993, her daughter took over the program continuing its commitment to exhibiting diverse artistic voices of recognized Lebanese artists living in the country and abroad, as well as hosting shows of important international artists.
     

       
       
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      Mark Hachem Gallery
      Capital Gardens Building, Groud Floor, Beirut, Lebanon / +961.1.999313 / markhachem.com
      Monday - Saturday, 10 AM - 7:30 PM

      In 1996 Mark Hachem opens his first contemporary art gallery in the heart of Paris, on the Place de Vosges. A second gallery followed eleven years later, when Hachem inaugurated his Madison Avenue location in New York. Today the spotlight is on BEIRUT, where the latest addition to Mark Hachem’s triangle of galleries opened in June 2010. Over the past 2 decades the gallery has captured prestigious artists and initially distinguished itself from other Parisian galleries by its interest in Kinetic art. Mark Hachem has exhibited prestigious artists of the op art movement, such as Vaserarely, Jesus- Rafael Soto, and Cruz Diez.

       
       
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      Metropolitan Art Society
      Trabaud Street, Ashrafieh, Beirut, Lebanon  / +96170366969 / masbeirut.com
      Tuesday–Sunday, 11 AM – 7 PM

      Metropolitan Art Society (MAS) opened in Beirut’s Ashrafieh neighborhood in 2013, cementing Beirut’s status as the regional hub for contemporary art. Hosting temporary exhibitions curated by renowned international art dealers and gallerists, MAS facilitates cultural exchange by introducing the work of Western artists to locals, and important figures from the international scene to Lebanon. 
       

       
       
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      Opera Gallery
      Foch 94, Foch Avenue Beirut central district / 861064189591 / operagallery.com
      Mon - Sat : 10am - 7pm

      Founded by Gilles Dyan in Paris in 1994 and now internationally established with offices in Paris, London, Geneva, Monaco, New York, Miami, Aspen, Singapore, Hong Kong, Seoul, Beirut and Dubai, Opera Gallery is one of the leading dealers in modern and contemporary art with museums as well as private clients worldwide. Offering artworks of high quality, the gallery has a reputation for excellence, integrity and discretion that it continues to earn by providing a high level of service to understandably demanding clients.
      Opera Gallery will assess quality and authenticity, evaluate, exhibit, care for, buy and sell art principally for the benefit of the collector.      
       

       
       
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      Sfeir-Semler Gallery
      Tannous Building, 4th Floor, Street 56 Jisr Sector 77, Beirut / +9611566550 / sfeir-semler.com
      Tuesday - Saturday, 11 AM - 6 PM

      Sfeir-Semler Gallery, with spaces in Hamburg, Germany and Beirut, Lebanon, concentrates on international contemporary art with an emphasis on conceptual and minimal art. For the past twelve years, the gallery has given special focus to artists working in the Arab World, nurturing a unique cross-cultural link between Western and Middle Eastern contemporary art practices.
       

       
       
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      Smogallery
      Dagher Building 77 Senegal St, Karantina, Beirut / +96.115.72202 / smogallery.com
      Monday – Friday, 10 AM–6 PM

      Based in Beirut, Smogallery brings together works of art and design of various artists in a project that moves them from scope of utility to that of contemplation or contemplative reflection, under the banner of the decorative arts. The common approach is to provide aesthetic pleasure to the viewer and to blur the boundaries between art and design by sublimating shapes, materials and redefining beautiful.  
       

       
       

      Agial Art Gallery

      63 Abdul Aziz street, Hamra district, Beirut, Lebanon / 9611.345.213/ www.agialart.com

      Agial Art Gallery, established in Beirut in 1990, is one of the leading destinations for modern and contemporary art from Lebanon and the Arab world. As a pioneering platform, Agial is showcasing a broad spectrum of regional art, from the most established artists to promising emerging artists, alongside retrospective exhibitions. The permanent collection of the gallery is host to an important historical survey of Middle Eastern art, having incubated and witnessed the profound transformation of artistic practices in one of the world's most dynamic regions.

       
       

      Saleh Barakat Gallery

      Clemenceau, Justinian Street, Beirut, Lebanon / 9611.345.213/ www.agialart.com

      Three years of planning and creative architectural remodeling design work, and the new Saleh Barakat Gallery was born, to commemorate the XXV anniversary of Agial on 25 May 2016, in one of Beirut’s emblematic historical cultural locations: The former Cinema Clemenceau – later Masrah Al-Madina, that is now transformed into a truly modern art gallery by today’s best professional standards.

       
       

      Aïda Cherfan Fine Art

      Antélias Square, Facing St. Elie Center, Antélias, Greater-Beirut, Greater-Beirut, Lebanon/ 9614.444.111/ aidacherfan.com

      Inaugurated in November 2000, in Antelias - Greater Beirut - Aida Cherfan Fine Art gallery was carefully designed to host a permanent display of artwork: paintings, sculptures, photography, etc. and in particular large size pieces. The gallery hosts five to six major exhibitions per year. The opening time in Antelias: 10:00 - 14:00 and in the afternoon from 14:00 - 18:00 by appointment.

       
       

      Art on 56th

      56th Youssef Hayeck str. Gemmayzeh, Beirut, Lebanon/ 9611.570.331/ arton56th.com

      Art on 56th Gallery is an independent visual art gallery in Beirut, Lebanon. It was founded by Noha Wadi Moharram in 2012, and is rooted in Gemmayzeh, the capital’s booming artistic and cultural neighborhood. In addition to presenting a roster of Lebanese artists to an international audience, the gallery’s mission is to promote both established and emerging contemporary artists from the Middle East and beyond. Fostering talent from throughout Lebanon, the gallery plays an important role in unveiling local tact and vision in the arts. This results in a colorful exchange, highlighting the powerful meaning of images and creativity within a society.

       
       

      Artlab

      1804 Rmeil, Gouraud Street Gemmayzeh, Beirut, Lebanon/ 9613.244.577/ www.art-lab.me

      Artlab brings fresh emerging talent to prospective collectors, focusing on contemporary figurative and abstract art from local, regional and international artists, all in the heart of Gemmayze. Artlab was founded in 2012 in order to promote young up-and-coming artists from the Middle East and beyond. From figurative to abstract art, the gallery often experiments by showcasing artists working in different media. These emerging talents perfectly illustrate Artlab's ethos, the belief that true art is expressive, engaging and vivid. By scouting for artists from the region and further afield, Artlab presents art collectors with a simple value proposition - these young artists' work is not only raw and pure, but is also a sound investment.

       
       

      Artspace Hamra

      6th Floor, Costa Cafe Bldg, Hamra St, Beirut, Lebanon/ 9611.736.515/ www.artspacehamra.com

      Artspace Hamra is an art gallery and multidisciplinary space, promoting and supporting modern and contemporary Middle Eastern art. By conducting exhibitions, thematic residencies, art education and hosting cultural events, the organization aims to create an interactive and open platform for the arts. Our ambition is to initiate a dialogue among cultures and promote awareness of Middle Eastern art both locally and globally. Artspace Hamra is home to both a commercial art gallery and nonprofit organization which supports non-commercial art projects and events. This twofold approach allows our organization to broaden its engagement with visual culture, creating a sustainable and uncompromising platform for public interaction and cultural expression.

       
       

      ASH

      Al Assaf Building, Hamra, Beirut, Lebanon/ 9617.1309.116/ www.ameerakawash.com

      Ameera Kawash is the artistic di­rector of Artspace Hamra, a gallery and multidisciplinary space.

       
       

      Elie Saab

      ELIE SAAB Bldg, Beirut Central District, Lebanon, Beirut/ www.eliesaab.com

      Born in 1964 in lebanon, elie saab is a self-taught fashion talent. his interest in dressmaking started at the young age of 9, already making clothes for his sisters. The talented adolescent sold his creations to the women in his neighborhood. Beirut remains his main source of inspiration, it is where he’s founded and maintained his studio. in 2005, he inaugurated a modern five-storey building where the workshops are now located, as well as his studio, the ready-to-wear boutique and couture showroom.the elie saab atelier is where all the haute couture gowns are made and passed through the hands of the designer. It is the sole heart of the savoir-faire and excellence of his achievements.

       
       

      Emmagoss

      Centre Le Baron, Amaret Chalhoub, Zalka, P.O. Box Code : 90174, Jdeidet El Metn, Jdeideh, Lebanon, Beirut/ 9611.888.643/ www.emmagoss.com

      EMMAGOSS, (short for Emmanuel Guiragossian), was established by the artist that same year as a publishing house and the Paul Guiragossian book, written by Joseph Tarrab was completed in 1982. Many more art books of renowned artists followed as well as a series of exhibitions curated by Emmanuel in Europe, the US and the Middle East. In 1991, right after the civil war ended in Lebanon, the Guiragossians decided to give EMMAGOSS a permanent home by opening an art gallery in Zalka on the outskirts of Beirut, a meeting point of both West and East Beirut.

       
       

      Espace Jacques Ouaiss

      250 Selim Boutros Street, Beirut, Lebanon/ 9613.777.177/ www.espacejacquesouaiss.com

      Espace Jacques Ouaiss is a place dedicated to the decorative arts located in the heart of Beirut - Lebanon, where 800 square meters of antiques, furniture and design of the 20th century and creations of emerging Lebanese artists.

       
       

      Fadi Mogabgab

      268 Gouraud St. Gemmayzeh, Beirut, Lebanon/ 9611.567.288/ www.facebook.com/FadiMogabgab

      Among the first to open up a gallery in Gemmayzeh, ten years ago, Fadi Mogabgab was able to bring his gallery back to life after it had been closed down and then re-opened. Fadi believes that art in Lebanon is very well held, and insists that the Lebanese people have an open mind when it comes to art. “I have sold things here I couldn’t sell to the French public,” he said. “Here they are more curious. They want something artistic, not just to match the carpets.” He has since done many exhibitions for great artists and has fulfilled the art desires of many.

       
       

      Galerie Tanit

      East Village Building – GF, Armenia Street, Mar Mikhael, Beirut, Lebanon/ 9611.562.812/ www.galerietanit.com

      For over forty years Galerie Tanit has played an important role in introducing American artists to German audiences and beyond. Galerie Tanit was founded by Naila Kettaneh-Kunigk and Stefan Kunigk in Munich in 1972. After 2002 the program of the gallery gradually shifted to a younger generation of artists and introduced international artist like Jeremy Blake and Michael Lin to local audiences. The roster of the gallery was extended to include Adrian Schiess, Martin Assig, Julia Mangold, Catharina van Eetvelde and Xavier Noiret Thomé.

       
       

      Hamazkayin «Lucy Tutunjian» Art Gallery

      Shaghzoyan Center, Ground Floor, Harboyan Street, Beirut, Lebanon/ 9611.241.262/ www.artgallery.hamazkayin.com

      The Hamazkayin Lucy Tutunjian Art Gallery is your own home. We wish that you'll enjoy the diverse and enriching artworks that we'll present in an exciting, inspiring manner. In this warm setting, we'll do our best to demonstrate the necessary care toward panhuman values and to create the respective interest toward them. Culture ennobles personality, and through culture, it is possible to become acquainted with the history of people in a more realistic and objective way. For this reason, our doors are open to everyone, of course remaining committed to the quality standards of art.

       
       

      Lebanese Autism Society - LAS

      Collège du Sacré Coeur, Gemmayzeh, Beirut, Lebanon/ 9611.449.988/ www.autismlebanon.org

      The Lebanese Autism Society –LAS is a non-governmental organization (registered by official decree No.19/AD dated March 10, 1999). The LAS was founded by parents of and professionals working with Autism. To this date, more than 500 members joined the Association. LAS is a founding member and the coordinator of the Arab Network for Autism (ANA). LAS is also a member of different national and international organizations such as AutismEurope, World Autism Organization, United Nation Global Compact.

       
       

      MACAM

      Alita, Byblos - Lebanon/ 9613.271.500/ www.macamlebanon.org

      MACAM – Modern And Contemporary Art Museum is the first contemporary art museum in Lebanon dedicated to preserving and promoting art in the country. A large factory compound on a hilltop overlooking the Mediterranean Sea and the picturesque Adonis Valley in Alita/Byblos, has been transformed by an independent nonprofit organization into a dynamic museum.

       
       

      South Border

      Gemayzeh - Gouraud srt. Renno bldg. 1st. floor, Beirut, Lebanon/ 9611.584.040/ www.southbordergallery.com

      South Border is an art gallery at the heart of Beirut’s cultural center, specializing in Latin American art (with a special focus on Brazilian, Cuban, Venezuelan, and Chilean art). South Border is an art gallery at the heart of Beirut’s cultural center, specializing in Latin American art (with a special focus on Brazilian, Cuban, Venezuelan, and Chilean art), and determined to introduce the world of art collecting to Lebanon’s art appreciators.