Rayyane Tabet (b. 1983) is an artist living and working in Beirut. He studied architecture at The Cooper Union in New York and fine arts at the University of California in San Diego. His work is concerned with researching hidden histories that are transformed and retold through objects and installations. His work was presented in the 10th Sharjah Biennial (2011); in The Ungovernables, The New Museum Triennial (2012); and will be presented in a collateral event at the Venice Biennial (2013). Tabet was a Special Prize Winner of the Future Generation Art Prize 2012, and received the Abraaj Capital Art Prize 2013.

Reading the Diaries of Others - Rayyane Tabet | Reading performance

A reading of a text constructed from the diaries and notes of known figures that use the first person to narrate their quotidian. The reconstructed text becomes a reappropriation of different “I”s that melt into a singular voice.