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

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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 Jul. 12AM
The Other. Me… The one whose way has been separated from "The Other" by the Dealer thousands of years ago, suffering and possessed, standing at the peak of triumph and selfishness, dice in hand... The Other… is accompanying me, all day and all night silent and staggered I'm crossing it... I'm crossing with it, my race horse, my shelter, It is dissolving inside me my food, my fantasy Cruelty is my trade The Other... The charm of the beasts, my mask... I'm stealing its face I'm hiding behind its magic I'm telling stories, creating illusions I know I'll have to apologize to that Other the day I understand: Which one is the “Other"...? Which one is “Me”...? Mojtaba Ramzi The other, The magical unclear call that took me deep inside; to a place where I was a playful child at times, or a lost pilgrim in an unlimited desert at others. What I’ve observed was a stormy ocean, showing me a reflection of myself with each wave. Amazing! Were they all me or “The Other”? I found myself between two ghosts, two alter egos constantly in torment, fruitlessly fighting and making peace. The exhausted one was I, the narrator of their endless challenge, the commentator of my own internal pain. Maybe I’ve been dragged to this journey without really being conscious of it. Paridokht Moshkzad
Thursday 15 Jun. 12AM
Kama (badna) sutra. This exhibition's aim is to focus on the intimate side of our everyday life; the side that is usually prohibited and spoken about with a grain of salt, as if it is a detractive and vile act. The message is that making love is a substantive right that from one side or another amounts to an art. With my drawings I am trying to break the barrier of prohibitions and taboo, and then manifesting a mini part of our everyday life. The miniatures of Indian, Persian, Arabian and later the Ottoman art inspired me widely in this collection. Tracing these influences has conduced to a deep research where I was totally astonished by the fact that bodily love was an initial subject in our intellectual history. Bodily love was the standing wave by many of our past thinkers; unlike our actual perception where society turned a cold shoulder to this side of our life.
Thursday 18 May. 12AM
In Absentia. "In Absentia" is the shock to our being during the absence of the other, it speaks about this absence we are trying to compensate from memories, it is the crystallization of these memories. It's about grief and pain, about the story of things whose "existence" has become harder than their "non-existence”, about loneliness and finding the right excuses to hide behind. Ehsan Arjmand and Fatemeh Pasha,husband and wife, represent their different take on the same experience they faced, the loss of a dear one. They talk about birth and renewed existence following the fear of inability to accept circumstances that are awfully hard to deal with. Their Paintings of this exhibition are about the day after: after the friendship, after the intimacy, after the “existence”.
Tuesday 9 May. 12AM
Unreachable. A project exploring modern human identity An identity defined by social media Narrowing our view to the screens we hold in our hands A project only visible through our daily companions Our smartphones
Thursday 13 Apr. 12AM
The Show Must Go On. Nowadays, in times of wars, racism and destruction, and despite isolating ourselves even more in our solitude we're all heroes on stage in a play. The actors that teem in my head come from the past or even the future, people I have met in the audience or will meet backstage, they're dreams, nightmares spilled out of me onto the canvas, to play their part in this carnival... …You'll be one of them After all no matter what… the show must go on Artists: Article: “Almodon / غيلان الصفدي والكائنات الدرامية الناطقة بالأسود والأبيض”: Article: “L'Orient-Le-Jour / Se regarder pour ne pas oublier de vivre”:
Thursday 16 Mar. 12AM
Vagrant in Time. I believe that sound has two fascinating qualities: first, its ability to travel through solid bodies like doors, walls etc. in other words its ghostliness. The second special quality is that of inter-penetrability of sounds. Instruments all start creating sounds at a specific time. Notes from each instrument pass through objects and through each other, the result that we hear is a new sound altogether. In a sense all these notes merge and mingle with one another before they reach us. From the moment all these sounds are released, until the moment they reach their destination, all these notes are wandering in time and space; Like wandering sounds, these horses are also lost and disoriented; in a perpetually vagrant state caused by horrifying circumstances. In the present series I had the intention of paying close attention to each and every form in my compositions, in the same way baroque painters would carefully depict details of a static scene; or the way a composer would minutely pick each and every note. Not a single form has been manipulated and everything is as you see it: A direct outcome of a pseudo-sonic transformation. Alireza Jahromi
Thursday 9 Feb. 12AM
Corps-à-corps. “As none had the right to say, nor even to know For the sake of those moments where we were as innocent as a crime When the tear takes shape Come closer…” Alireza Shojaian is a young Persian artist whose expression is a pure reflection of his personality in the middle of the contemporary Iran. Just like all Persian youth having problem adjusting with the local social system, he created his own way to say out loud what others think of but keep to themselves. Using faces as memories and poses as feelings, the human being isn't the center of Alireza’s world. Hiding nothing, yet never showing over, mixing bitterness in a sweet and playful style. This exhibition's expression is a mixture of the modern and the classical.
Tuesday 13 Dec. 12AM
Christmas Collective. ARTLAB has put on its red winter coat in prepapration for Christmas and until 7 Jnauray 2017 We wish you the warmest Season's greetings
Thursday 17 Nov. 12AM
Shine on Me. "Shine on Me" I look at you Through this window Invade my mind You are a breeze I call you hope Everything is better: All Light Article: “L'Orient-Le-Jour / Une fleur rouge, un samovar, des cacahuètes, et le rai de lumière de Maryam Tabatabaei”:
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
Friday 28 Apr.
Almodon / غيلان الصفدي والكائنات الدرامية الناطقة بالأسود والأبيض
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Tuesday 25 Apr.
L'Orient-Le-Jour / Se regarder pour ne pas oublier de vivre
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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