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.


ARTLAB opens Tuesdays to Saturdays from 10:00AM to 1:00PM and 3:00 to 7:00PM

Upcoming Events

ARTLAB is the fruit of a 20 some years of passion for art. Situated in 1950’s building ground floor with a small garden and a parking space, it is a surface for the artists to exhibit their creative experiments and for the art loving community to experience, enjoy, discuss and acquire these art pieces.
ARTLAB’s mission is to deal in contemporary paintings, sculpture and other forms of art provided by local, regional and international artists, proposing exclusive artwork at fair prices.
We aim to become, what Beirut has always been, a hub where east meets west for artists from the Levant and Europe.
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Tuesdays to Saturdays
10:00AM - 1:00PM
& 3:00PM - 7:00PM
1804 Rmeil building
Gouraud Str. First right
after St-Nicolas stairs
or Daraj El Fann
+961.3.244.577

Thursday 6 Oct. 12AM
Point to Point. The solo exhibition by Niloufar Keyhani “During the time of chemotherapy for my breast cancer, I knew it would only be temporary. I felt like a tree exposing its bare branches to the flakes of snow in winter, calling out: "fall, fall”. Cancer was like those snowflakes piling on my body, giving me the power of an avalanche. I am now looking forward to spring, a time to blossom.” Niloufar Keyhani ARTLAB and the Lebanese Breast Cancer Foundation are proud to present the solo exhibition of Niloufar Keyhani’s interpretation of her battle and victory with breast cancer. During this show an installation, a video art and framed artworks will be offered to the public. 20% of the sales proceeds will be donated to the LBCF to fund their effort in raising awareness about one of the most widespread cancer among women today. Article: “L'orient-Le-Jour / Morteza Khosravi, pour la beauté du geste”: Article: “The Daily Star / Capturing triumph over breast cancer in art”:
Thursday 8 Sep. 12AM
Inanimate Objects, do you have a soul?. Look at them: they move not. They say what you want to say. Do you think that they are what they seem? Aren’t they what we see? Aren’t they what we are? For they say: “Do you remember us? Do you remember us so we become part of you? Have you ever realized that we are your eternal memory ?” The new solo exhibition by Morteza Khosravi who will also be at the Beirut Art Fair 2016 SGBL's revealing section from 15 to 18 September Artists: Article: “L'orient-Le-Jour / Morteza Khosravi, pour la beauté du geste”:
Thursday 1 Sep. 12AM
Trees of my Homeland. I've swallowed a world I became a desert. Dry trees are singing inside of me I became a song. The solo exhibition of Hossein Khoshraftar
Tuesday 19 Jul. 12AM
Observable Balconies. The veil, also referred to as Hijab has been stirring controversy and raising questions of gender equality, extremism, political statements and affiliations, in the world since the insertion of the word Islamophobia in modern dictionaries. Facing the observer from the outer world and being at ease cohabiting with an insider’s look puts them under the observer’s radar continuously, their balconies detach from their private space; they’re in public, it’s no longer home. Dayana Salem Al Masri documents the duality of the public and the private, which, for veiled women, surpasses the notion of the property and intimacy of their homes.
Thursday 23 Jun. 12AM
In Bloom. Razi Wardh's abstract pieces summon a subtle sense of melancholy. Beautiful yet sad, In Bloom hints that despite our plans, hopes and dreams death exists; the flower is after all temporary, a passing thing that soon will disappear. However, hope blooms next to death, as the viewer understands the nature of the flower it will return with the same beauty and tenderness. That delicate and gentle creation brings a sense of hope, just add water and wait; delicate colors, soft petals, it offers beauty and hope of rebirth and renewal. Razi’s works come together, forming an artistic garden on canvas. One, two, three flowers, or an entire floral collection, In Bloom expands, grows and inspires. Life, hope, flowers, they all scream silently, raging against our reality of sadness and gloom.
Thursday 14 Jul. 12AM
6 Cup Chai. Laila Khan is a British Film Director and Producer based in London. She shot "6 Cup Chai" in India, a film on child labor and education, which was screened at the Festival de Cannes in 2014. "6 Cup Chai" won a Venus de Badalona for Best Values at FILMETS Badalona Film Festival in Spain. It was also screened at the Hussein Cultural Centre hosted by the Greater Amman Municipality in Jordan and the Mayor of the city inaugurated the event, also it was screened at the Syrian Refugee camp, Zaatari at the IMC Adolescent centers and for Child Cancer patients at King Hussein Cancer Centre in Amman. "6 Cup Chai" had an on-board exhibition on British Airways, Lufthansa and is currently playing on Royal Jordanian Airlines. It also played at Stuttgart Indian Film Festival, Third Eye Asian Film Festival in Mumbai, Jaipur Int Film Festival, London Short Film Festival and had a Swiss premiere at the Fribourg International Film Festival. "6 Cup Chai" teaser trailer http://youtu.be/dTHOajOZJYY
Thursday 14 Jul. 12AM
Stolen Water. Recently the British Director Laila Khan completed a new film called "Stolen Water" - a Documentary on water theft in Jordan. Stolen Water teaser trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-wOpWDBkL1g
Thursday 26 May. 12AM
Deep Emotions. Through the lens of her own consciousness, the artist’s observation of human relationships is the driving force behind her works. Abstract and expressionist, her art represents her perception of her surroundings. Faces are mask-like that appear partially torn and roaming in their existence. “I conceive the face as the reflection of people’s depth. I therefore focus on the authentic and true feelings, which we often hide, apprehending the others’ reaction.” Amidst a tormented universe of lost and fearful souls, Chantal’s canvases also express self-determination and offer a glimpse of hope. A world of colour and smiles gradually shifts and almost unnoticeably offers countless possibilities.
Thursday 28 Apr. 12AM
Persian Garden Revisited. Persian gardens have been the subject of miniature paintings for centuries. In these images every flower, tree, and especially animal has served as a metaphor borrowed from the treasures of the rich Persian literature. Keyvan Mahjoor chose to recount a personal and intimate story about the gardens of his childhood in black & white minimalism, a net distinction from the vividly coloured traditional imagery. Nahid Kazemi selected the horse as the main object in the garden for its beauty and the paradox it represents, tame but rebellious, delicate yet strong, calm and spirited…
Thursday 31 Mar. 12AM
A Middle Eastern Night's Dream. Iranian artist Omid Shayan's work serves as an escape from the often tortured realities of the Middle East. Representing escapist fantasies, Shayan's imagery highlights daydreams that whisk us away from daily suffering in a different, fleeting existence, if only for a time. All human beings present masks to the world, separating us from nature until natural beauty is all but forgotten. The key to happiness is the removal of our masks and the seeking of a closer relationship with nature, as Rembrandt said, "I am the grandson of nature", and so in lies the key to our happiness. Artists: Notice: Undefined index: in C:\Program Files (x86)\Apache Software Foundation\Apache2.2\htdocs\vhosts\art-lab.me\index.php on line 470 Notice: Trying to get property of non-object in C:\Program Files (x86)\Apache Software Foundation\Apache2.2\htdocs\vhosts\art-lab.me\index.php on line 470 Notice: Undefined index: in C:\Program Files (x86)\Apache Software Foundation\Apache2.2\htdocs\vhosts\art-lab.me\index.php on line 470 Notice: Trying to get property of non-object in C:\Program Files (x86)\Apache Software Foundation\Apache2.2\htdocs\vhosts\art-lab.me\index.php on line 470
Thursday 3 Mar. 12AM
To Be a Woman. Through a feminist lens, Matrix artists reflect the challenges faced by women in Iranian culture. By revealing inherently oppressive social conventions, the artists present and expose the agents of repression and depict traditional patriarchal society in fresh, thought provoking ways. The Matrix group: Hoda Najafi, Yalda Khajehzadeh, Samira Alborzkouh and Layla Fathizadeh are young women who grew up in post-Islamic Revolution Iran. Their art serves as testament to their views and experiences, critical, humorous or contradictory. Article: “L'Orient-Le Jour / Être (ou ne pas être) dans le monde arabe”:
Thursday 4 Feb. 12AM
Connect: the Virtual Family Album. The digital reality we live in killed loneliness. Seeing your brother graduate, grabbing a bite with your parents, having sex with your girlfriend is just one click away. It isn’t until your video call starts distorting the beautiful faces of your loved ones that you remember that you are living alone and depressed, thousands of miles away. “Connect” is an attempt to create a family album in a digitised era, immortalising the moments spent alone with those who matter.
Thursday 7 Jan. 12AM
International Illustration Festival. For its second illustration exhibition ARTLAB has chosen to present the original works of local and European talents in addition to its existing Iranian illustrators. One-shots, comic strips or young readers’ illustrations come in an array of media on paper and styles ranging from the minimal to the surreal, these little gems are solid artworks for the young and adult alike. The list of artists includes award winners in the Bologna and Bratislava illustration fairs, artists with books published internationally and up and coming talents: Hassan Amekan Iran Sepideh Kazemi Iran Hasan Moosavi Iran Nahid Kazemi Iran Marayam Tabatabaei Iran Shoeib Kashani Iran Mahshid Raghemi Iran Ivan Debs Lebanon Mostafa Akbari Iran Milad Khanevadeh Iran Rosane Chawi Lebanon Safa Kasasei Iran Saba Soleimani Iran Rebecca Bromley Northern Ireland Yasaman Joueidi Iran Safa Kasaei Iran Artists: Article: “L'illustration, ou l'art qui ne connait pas d'âge”:
Thursday 29 Oct. 12AM
Dance of the Pen. “It is the first time in the history of right-to-left languages that someone uses the back of a calligraphy pen, and writes Persian and Arabic calligraphy in bold and normal fonts” In this exhibition, Korosh Ghazimorad unveils his latest develop- ment in the calligraphy Sarir. This new style has been developed over a course of seven years, by studying Persian, Arabic, Chi- nese and Western calligraphy forms and methods. Using Sarir to interpret Shahnameh, the Persian heritage epic poem, the artist tries to revive the art of his ancestors. His artworks vary from ink on paper, to scaled mixed media can- vases and installations in Sarir style. Article: “L'orient-Le Jour / Sur la pointe de son crayon, une musique...”:
Thursday 1 Oct. 12AM
Kurk. Mirmola Soraya, master in classic carpet design, shows his latest creations in this exhibition. He has opted to apply the traditional carpet-making techniques us- ing the finest natural dyed wool and silk to produce a contemporary and minimalistic collection of kilims and rugs. Black, red, beige, ochre, green and grey come in an array of shapes and sizes; wall mounted or floor covering, the simplicity of Soraya’s are penetrating and sure to add elegance to an interior.
Saturday 26 Nov.
L'Orient-Le-Jour / Une fleur rouge, un samovar, des cacahuètes, et le rai de lumière de Maryam Tabatabaei
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Tuesday 18 Oct.
L'Orient-Le-Jour / Après la neige, le temps des bourgeons...
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Tuesday 18 Oct.
The Daily Star / Capturing triumph over breast cancer in art
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Tuesday 27 Sep.
L'orient-Le-Jour / Morteza Khosravi, pour la beauté du geste
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Tuesday 8 Mar.
L'Orient-Le Jour / Être (ou ne pas être) dans le monde arabe
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Saturday 7 Nov.
L'orient-Le Jour / Sur la pointe de son crayon, une musique...
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Thursday 2 Jul.
L'Orient-Le Jour / Le laboratoire des « fioles » artistiques
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Tuesday 30 Jun.
جريدة السفير / أفشين حسين زادي.. قصيدة الزوال
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Monday 29 Jun.
The Daily Star / How to make something out of nothing
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Friday 7 Nov.
Agenda Culturel / Influencer les mœurs au Artlab
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Monday 21 Jul.
The Daily Star / Abstract architecture of superstructures
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Sunday 20 Jul.
Addiyar / !معرض فوتوغرافي يثير الجدل! ايلي خوري: لن اتوقف هنا
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Thursday 17 Jul.
Aliwaa / معرض المصوِّر الفوتوغرافي إيلي خوري منظور بنائي على الإسقاطات الضوئية
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Wednesday 16 Jul.
Annahar / معرض - فوتوغرافيات ايلي خوري في "آرت لاب" حيث تدوخ ا لمباني كلما ازدادت ارتفاعا
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Friday 11 Jul.
Agenda Culturel / L’architecture new-yorkaise, clé d’une quête identitaire
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Thursday 10 Jul.
L'orient-Le Jour / Vision illimitée d’un monde bien structuré
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Thursday 22 May.
Aliwaa / معرض الفنانة سيفرين دي ليون ... رؤية فنية ذات دلالات إنسانية
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Saturday 17 May.
The Daily Star / Look out world, Speedboy’s in the house
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Friday 16 May.
Annahar / معرض - الفرنسية سيفيرين ديليون في غاليري "آرت لاب" تعالوا إلى الفن الطفولي الفجّ الذي يُغري ويُضحك
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Thursday 15 May.
L'Orient-Le Jour / Le Speedboy de Séverine Deslions colorie la noirceur
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Thursday 1 May.
Curve / Cataclysmically Colourful Séverine Deslions
Thursday 1 May.
ARTLAB "World (Ex) Change" on OTV's Yom Jdeed
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Monday 7 Apr.
ARTLAB "Persian Maxis" on OTV's Yom Jdeed
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