Beirut Art Residency
Curated by: Amar A. Zahr & Nathalie Ackawi
"Many emerging artists try to follow what is “trendy” or “happening” in the art world. Our advice is to be true to your personal narrative and the context in which you live, because that would only be unique to you and no one else. If you are depicting that authentically, people will take notice. "
Founded in 2015, by Amar A. Zahr and Nathalie Ackawi, the Beirut Art Residency is dedicated to supporting the production and dissemination of contemporary art. The program focuses on three main facets; residencies, local exhibitions and public interventions. BAR provides both emerging and mid-career artists with the time and space to work, encouraging artists to venture beyond their usual practice while laying the groundwork for future projects. BAR’s exhibition and public intervention programs enhance the approachability and dissemination of contemporary art. The work BAR presents is often experimental in nature, allowing artists to take a more conceptual approach with their practice. Ultimately, BAR’s activities strive to provide insight on the culturally rich Lebanese climate whilst creating a global network of meaningfully engaged artists.
Artworks in the collection