ARTLAB welcomes you Tuesdays to Saturdays from 10:00AM to 1:00PM and 4:00 to 7:00PM in 1804 Rmeil bldg. Gouraud Str. Gemmayze (1st right after St. Nicolas stairs aka Daraj El Fann).
Parking available at the doorstep of the gallery.

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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

Monday 28 Jul. 12AM
Annual Summer Vacation. We will be away to come back stronger with a new set of artworks. Hope to see you at our return.
Thursday 3 Jul. 12AM
Still Image Creativity of Indefinite Superstructures. “Through the photos taken in the United States of America, Elie Khoury, a.k.a Leo to his close friends, was searching for signs of pattern and curves found in any architectural structure, whether a skyscraper or an old building. In the process, he discovered that while searching for a final project he was really searching for himself. This is the reason why each picture is carefully studied and reflects the techniques used through the shape, light and volume in relation to architecture. On the other hand, Elie carefully edited his frames in line with the imaginary project he was seeking, in a world where rules are hanged and a visual perspectives is shown”. Article: “L'orient-Le Jour / Vision illimitée d’un monde bien structuré”: Article: “Agenda Culturel / L’architecture new-yorkaise, clé d’une quête identitaire”: Article: “Annahar / معرض - فوتوغرافيات ايلي خوري في "آرت لاب" حيث تدوخ ا لمباني كلما ازدادت ارتفاعا”: Article: “Aliwaa / معرض المصوِّر الفوتوغرافي إيلي خوري منظور بنائي على الإسقاطات الضوئية”: Article: “The Daily Star / Abstract architecture of superstructures”: Article: “Addiyar / !معرض فوتوغرافي يثير الجدل! ايلي خوري: لن اتوقف هنا”:
Monday 9 Jun. 12AM
Let there be art. LUMIERE GROUP will be at ARTLAB during BEIRUT DESIGN WEEK 2014. Over 3 different stages, the guests will learn how light can add more value to art. They will then be guided into a welcoming Patio where they can relax, and discuss further in a friendly lighting atmosphere. Last, a beautiful garden is waiting to show more of our products over different moods, different feelings and different ambiances. The place will be transformed into a platform where Architects, Designers, Landscapers and other lighting and art enthusiasts meet. Artworks by the artists Severine Deslions, Maryam Tabatabaei, Elham Fatemi, Morteza Khosravi, Nahid Kazemi, Arman Esmailpour, Thaer Maarouf, Houssam Ballan, Ayman Fidda, Nouman Issa, Shaher Zgair, Nagham Ballan, Issam Shater, Hashem Shater, Gylan Safadi, Hikmat Naim, Abdallah Abdessalam and Mohammad Abbas, from France, Iran and Syria will be on display.
Thursday 1 May. 12AM
World (Ex) Change. Séverine Deslions is a very versatile and experimental visual artist who masters all kinds of painting techniques and uses bright colors in an attempt to cast out threats and dark clouds that hang overhead: war, climate change, not to mention Fukushima... Her colorful and optimistic vision of our dreadful world gives us plenty of good reasons to hope for a brighter future. As it is suggested in its title, "World (ex) Change" is an exhibition that leads us to reflect on the meaning of globalization, that can't be limited to trading anymore. Article: “The Daily Star / Look out world, Speedboy’s in the house”: Article: “L'Orient-Le Jour / Le Speedboy de Séverine Deslions colorie la noirceur”: Article: “Annahar / معرض - الفرنسية سيفيرين ديليون في غاليري "آرت لاب" تعالوا إلى الفن الطفولي الفجّ الذي يُغري ويُضحك”: Article: “ARTLAB "World (Ex) Change" on OTV's Yom Jdeed ”: Article: “Aliwaa / معرض الفنانة سيفرين دي ليون ... رؤية فنية ذات دلالات إنسانية”:
Thursday 3 Apr. 12AM
Persian Maxis. After the success of “Persian Minis,” a new collective exhibition will shed a light on large canvases embracing modern Iranian culture. Through their artworks, these emerging artists will portray their native contemporary Iran using different techniques, media, and forms. Several notions will be tackled such as landscapes, childhood, femininity, servility, the human body, war, as well as disabilities. This collective exhibition will gather fourteen artistic signatures and show the large diversity of Iranian heritage. Article: “The Daily Star / An artists’ patchwork of Iranian culture at ArtLab”: Article: “ARTLAB "Persian Maxis" on OTV's Yom Jdeed”:
Thursday 6 Mar. 12AM
Emporia (or a take on Lebanese Supremacy). Emporia, City in the sky, City of gods; City of divine peacock feathers, diamond castles and golden chariots; Adorned with prestige and success; Where Emporians, Distinguished from the filthy common folk, Strive, seemingly effortless, To morph their figures Into Perfection. Emporia, A place of gilded Lebanese supremacy; Eminent beings; Even better than one another. A world without the world; The Perfect solution for a complete denial of the reality we live in. Article: “Annahar / ميشال قرصوني في معرضه الأول في ARTLAB: "واحد بيروتيّ كبّي بـEmporia، كيف بيتصرّف؟!"”:
Thursday 6 Feb. 12AM
Fantasies. Stephanie Boueri uses the canvas as an invitation to get away from reality to a world of unrestricted fantasies where colors and shapes escape the boundaries of reason and allow her to be truly free. Her bold use of color and patterns creates a work that is playful and psychedelic as well as being rhythmic. Her vivid compositions, based on abstract shapes, are inspired by the repetition and pattern that can be found in molecular or floral forms. The boldness of the black outline adds a dynamic touch to the whole visual experience. Article: “Beiruting.com / Expo de Peintures de Stephanie Boueri”: Article: “L'Agenda Culturel / ‘Fantasies’, pour échapper au réel”: Article: “L'Orient - Le Jour / L’imaginaire coloré de Stéphanie Boueri à Artlab”: Article: “Annahar / ستيفاني بويري في معرضها الأول Fantasies تُحاكي الطفلة في داخلها: ألوان مشرقة تطل من الكانفا والمعرض التالي "حسب مزاجي"!”: Article: “Stephanie Boueri about Fantasies on Alhurra TV program Al Youm”: Article: “Stephanie Boueri about "Fantasies" on OTV's Yom Jdeed”:
Thursday 9 Jan. 12AM
Persian Minis. We all know that size doesn’t matter. It is what you do with it which is important. Originally kept in a muraqqa, an album containing illustrative works, Persian miniatures may be small in size but they are filled with artistic richness. “Persian Minis” is the new exhibition presented by ARTLAB gallery displaying works by eight artists. This exhibition of Iranian illustrations shows the uniqueness and talent of the selected artists. Vibrant colors, original characters form poetry trough imagery. Each miniature depicts a different story. Through this collective exhibition, viewers will embark on a visual journey, from ancient Persia to modern Iran. Artists: Article: “The Daily Star / Persian miniatures, retooled for today”: Article: “L'Orient - Le Jour / Quand les « persans minis » s’affichent”: Article: “LBC SAT's B Beirut about "Persian Minis" ”: Article: “Future TV's Akhbar Assabah about Persian Minis"”:
Thursday 14 Nov. 12AM
Santa Claus returns to town . « He's making a list, Checking it twice; Gonna find out who's naughty or nice » Santa Claus is coming to town and Christmas is back with its traditions, lights and mistletoe. ARTLAB is delighted to be part of the season’s cheerful spirit hosting a group exhibition featuring a series of art works in different sizes, mediums and styles. Early birds will benefit of complimentary framing (until 16 Dec.)
Thursday 17 Oct. 12AM
J’ai rêvé d'une ville où les toits seraient des pâturages, les moutons des nuages. Un retour aux sources et des retrouvailles avec sa ville natale, Beyrouth, après plusieurs séjours a l’étranger, séjours qui l’ont mené de Washington, ville de son enfance, à Paris et Londres où elle a parfait son style et assit sa vocation. En août 2009, le critique d’art et expert parisien, Jean Dominique Jacquemond, l’a ainsi présentée : “J’ai toujours été émue par la plante poussant dans la fissure d’un mur ou fleurissant dans la faille d’une chaussée bitumée, Vanessa s’épanouit sur le terreau blanc de la toile, fragile mais tellement vivace, qu’à la pensée simpliste de naïveté, je réponds: Poétique. Elle pose les couleurs rares sur une ville, son Beyrouth, et par son talent camoufle, non, occulte les stigmates de la guerre, les cagoules noires sertissant des yeux aux émaux rouges de haine. Cette jeune femme chemine dans les rues, pavé par pavé, sans voiture ni foule: On est prêts à la suivre apaisés, d’autres aux semelles de vent sentiront que la route noire est une écharpe, les nuages des corbeaux…” Article: “L'Orient - Le Jour / Vanessa Gemayel chez Artlab”: Article: “Alqabas / فانيسا الجميّل: اللوحة مفردة ملونة تحلم”: Article: “Aliwaa / معرض الفنانة فانيسا الجميل نفحة عبثية وفضاءات لونية مفتوحة”: Article: “Femme Magazine #247 / Quand l'art rêve la ville”: Article: “The daily Star / An artist’s dreamlike vision of Beirut and its suburbs”: Article: “Masculin / Vanessa Gemayel, La peinture au service de la nature”:
Thursday 5 Sep. 12AM
Eugènes. Etranges personnages. Pluriels ou singuliers ? Je crois qu’ils sont pluriels. Je crois. Ils se sont imposés à moi en 2008, comme une évidence. Une libération. Une rupture complète d’avec ce que j’ai réalisé auparavant. Je dis souvent que, maintenant, je ne cherche plus inspiration, je respire. Je commence à dessiner, à peindre sans préalable, et tout se met en place se met en scène. Je me laisse surprendre, je me laisse inviter dans ce face à face. Peut-être m’interroge-je ? Peut-être que mon travail interroge les « regardeurs » ? Peut-être que notre regard boucle le dessin, la peinture ? Non pas comme une fermeture, mais comme une ronde, un mouvement.
Tuesday 6 Aug. 12AM
Vacation. ARTLAB will be closed for the period for summer vacations. We will see you as of 05 September for a fresh new exhibition.
Thursday 11 Jul. 6PM
Stripped. Distinguished by a raw and stylized representation of his human subjects and with an intensive approach, Maher’s compositions revolve around the nude and portraits of women- a subject that brings him peace of mind and tranquility in a world dominated by chaos. With this persistence on depicting the nudes as the solitary subject for most his works, he drives the viewer into giving them different connotations each time; as if these nudes relate to our existence as naked individuals in a giant social collective, each searching for our own comfort zone in the noise and confusion of it all. Article: “Almodon / نذير جسد”: Article: “The Daily Star / Symbols of peace and tranquility, stripped nude”: Article: “MTV Bloc Note / Maher Kouraytem”: Article: “Al Akhbar / ماهر قريطم... أجساد محايدة”: Article: “Annahar / معرض ماهر قريطم - أناشيد حارّة تعزف الجسد الأنثوي ولا خجل”: Article: “Annahar / "Stripped" لماهر قريطم في ARTLAB الجميزة: النساء عاريات وحبّه لهن بلا مجاملة”:
Thursday 13 Jun. 6PM
Some days in Beirut. As a Norwegian, I have through texts on Lebanon and my short stay in the country gotten the impression that on one hand there are huge differences between the Lebanese, yet on the other hand, I am convinced that there are many similarities between them, and it is precisely this similarity I wish to focus on. What exactly forms the deep-seated divisions between people with the same nationality and who at one time lived peacefully side by side? Is it so that this division continues through generations by virtue of the human identity forged by religion, politics and family? To get one step closer to answering these questions, I will contact at least four different political figures from various political factions, both to hear their general views on the current situation in Lebanon and to photograph them. Additionally I will seek out at least four different Lebanese families to be Sunni Muslim, Shiite, Maronite and Druze. The end result is estimated to approx. 40 photographs, in addition to individual written texts. There will also be a text that will put light on Lebanon/Beirut in general; I will summarize my meetings, experiences and impressions of these people and of Lebanon. Biography: Kay Berg was born in 1966 in Norway. He studied photography at Atelier Sjøvoll in Bergen until 1996. Kay has had numerous solo exhibits in Norway, South Africa, U.S.A, France, Finland, China and Iceland. He has 4 books published so far: "HIV abc" 2007, "Indifference" 2006, "Infected" 2001, "European Portraits" 1999; with the fifth under press about the “Some days in Beirut” exhibition. Kay is an active lecturer on photography and a master teacher photo at the Norwegian School of Creative Studies.
Thursday 16 May. 10AM
Make a Reasonable Offer. Once a year ARTLAB will give its clients the opportunity to hold the reins of pricing the art pieces they like to own. A selection of artworks will be proposed to collectors with a suggested sales price; come in, choose, make a reasonable offer and walk out with you prized belonging. The collection will comprise artworks in acrylic, oil, watercolour, gouache and ink on paper, board or canvas. Artists: Article: “L'Orient - Le Jour / "Cendres" syriennes chez Artlab”: Article: “The Daily Star / Humanizing the inhumane, with y-fronts and all”:
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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Friday 4 Apr.
The Daily Star / An artists’ patchwork of Iranian culture at ArtLab
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Thursday 13 Mar.
Annahar / ستيفاني بويري في معرضها الأول Fantasies تُحاكي الطفلة في داخلها: ألوان مشرقة تطل من الكانفا والمعرض التالي "حسب مزاجي"!
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Thursday 6 Mar.
Annahar / ميشال قرصوني في معرضه الأول في ARTLAB: "واحد بيروتيّ كبّي بـEmporia، كيف بيتصرّف؟!"
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Wednesday 12 Feb.
L'Agenda Culturel / ‘Fantasies’, pour échapper au réel
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Wednesday 12 Feb.
Stephanie Boueri about Fantasies on Alhurra TV program Al Youm
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Wednesday 12 Feb.
Stephanie Boueri about "Fantasies" on OTV's Yom Jdeed
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Thursday 6 Feb.
Beiruting.com / Expo de Peintures de Stephanie Boueri
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Thursday 23 Jan.
L'Orient - Le Jour / Quand les « persans minis » s’affichent
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Thursday 16 Jan.
The Daily Star / Persian miniatures, retooled for today
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Wednesday 15 Jan.
Future TV's Akhbar Assabah about Persian Minis"
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