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Ashkal Alwan offers 2 to 3 artists each year a 2- to 3-month research residency in Beirut, covering travel, accommodation and per diem.
The Ashkal Alwan residency program targets Arab and international visual artists, writers and curators–emerging or established–and is mostly by invitation, but occasionally spontaneous applications are considered (contact Kasia Wlaszczyk at for more information). Upcoming residency opportunities will be posted here soon.

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Exhibition | Breaking Charm: C...
Dec 2016

Exhibition | Breaking Charm: Cheating urban experienceDate: 14-16 December 2016 | Opening on Wednesday December 14 at 6PM Location: Parking lot facing ALBA building This exhibition proposes an alternate space for artists)teachers and students of ALBA) to present their work inside vehicles, embodying the iconographic display of the car. A curatorial proposition by the students of visual Arts in the framework […]
Exhibition | MEETING POINTS 8
Dec 2016

Exhibition | MEETING POINTS 8Dates: 8 to 17 December Location: La Loge – Kluisstraat 86 rue de l’Ermitage, Brussels 1050 Both Sides of the Curtain unfolds in letters, situations, objects, meanings, and sounds. What began in Cairo, lands now in Brussels, and moves on to Beirut for the spring. A conversation between many bodies, minds, cities, and times, Both […]
Open Call | Cultural Managemen...
Dec 2016 - Jan 2017

Open Call | Cultural Management TrainingThe programme aims at professionalizing Arab cultural sector workers, developing a sustainable pan-Arabian network between cultural institutions. Organising festivals, planning exhibitions, monitoring budgets and launching advertising campaigns: cultural managers shape the cultural scenes in the Arab region. While responsibilities have been expanding, practical experience alone is not always sufficient for success. Hence there is a […]
Open Call | 1 Mobile, 1 Film, ...
Dec 2016 - Jan 2017

Open Call | 1 Mobile, 1 Film, 1 MinuteIn 2016, the Mobile Film Festival is back for its 12th edition. As in the past editions, rules are simple : 1 mobile – 1 minutes – 1 film. Make your own story and submit your film before January 3rd and get a chance to make your own film with a grant of up to […]
A Few Things You Need to Know ...
Nov 2016 - Dec 2017

A Few Things You Need to Know When Creating an Art Project in a Public Space in LebanonArt in public spaces in Lebanon: A research project and tool guide on the legal and administrative challenges and opportunities It is available online and can be downloaded on ISSUU.
Exposure 8: metabolisms
Nov 2016 - Jan 2017

Exposure 8: metabolismsDates: 23 November 2016 – 15 January 2017 Location: Beirut Art Center metabolism: the life-sustaining chemical processes that occur within a living organism. the essential exchange of materials and energy between organisms and the exterior world. The new edition of Exposure, entitled metabolisms, transposes a notion attributed to the body and its survival into the […]
Exhibition| El Zohra Was Not B...
Nov 2016 - Jan 2017

Exhibition| El Zohra Was Not Born in a DayDates: November 17, 2016 – January 7, 2017 Location: Galerie Tanit In its philosophical sense, Al-Jahiliyyah – literally meaning “Days of ignorance” – does not describe a historical period as much as the state of ignorance and darkness that preluded the revelation of monotheistic Islam. This period and its rich cultural polytheistic heritage has been […]
Exhibition | Adelita Husni-Bey...ExhibitionBeirut
Oct 2016 - Jan 2017

Exhibition | Adelita Husni-Bey – A Wave in the WellDate: 21 October, 2016 to 30 January, 2017 Location: Sursock Museum, Twin Galleries, GF Stemming from research and in-depth interactions with people, Adelita Husni-Bey’s process-based work questions and makes visible the legislative, pedagogical, and economic structures that frame daily life. A Wave in the Well presents existing work as well as new work produced in […]
Exhibition | The Human Scale &...
Oct 2016 - Jan 2017

Exhibition | The Human Scale – Archeological Photographs from The Fouad Debbas CollectionDate: 21 October, 2016 to 30 January, 2017 Location: Sursock Museum, The Fouad Debbas Collection Gallery, Level 1 What the eye sees, photography attempts to reproduce. It responds to our common desire to tour the world “from the comfort of one’s armchair.” In the second half of the 19th century, photographic expeditions to Egypt multiplied, […]
Exhibition | Haig Aivazian –...ExhibitionBeirut
Sep - Dec 2016

Exhibition | Haig Aivazian – I Am Sick But I Am AliveDates: September 1 – December 30 Location: Location: The gallery will show new works from the artist’s most recent project, Hastayim Yasiyorum (I am Sick but I am Alive). A project which includes sculpture, drawing, live performance and video. The works reflect on the history and contemporary state of modal “Oriental” music after the dismantlement […]
Exhibition | Saba Innab  – A...ExhibitionBeirut
Aug - Dec 2016

Exhibition | Saba Innab – Al Rahhalah (the Traveler)Opening night: September 13 Dates: September 13 – December 30, 2016 Location:, Beirut Al Rahhalah (The Traveler) by Saba Innab, rethinks dwelling and building in temporariness departing from the Palestinian refuge, exile and migration. It is a process of collecting spaces, architectural typologies and know-hows of dwelling in suspension and waiting. Reclaimed from personal memory […]