Beirut Art Fair 2016
40 galleries from 18 countries to participate in BEIRUT ART FAIR
7TH EDITION OF BEIRUT ART FAIR
15 – 18 SEPTEMBER
BIEL – BEIRUT, LEBANON
40 galleries from 18 countries will participate in the 7th edition of BEIRUT ART FAIR, which will take place from 15 to 18 September at the BIEL in Beirut.
These galleries will be present in the fair’s classic exhibition space and in the new REVEALING by SGBL section, dedicated to the discovery of the most promising young talents from the ME.NA.SA. region.
The classic exhibition space will once again welcome the major historical galleries of Lebanon, including the Galerie Janine Rubeiz, the Galerie Tanit and Aïda Cherfan Fine Art, alongside more recent Lebanase venues including Art on the 56th, Fadi Mogabgab, Mark Hachem, South Border, and the Galerie Jacques Ouaiss.
Bahrain and Jordan will be represented, respectively, by Albareh Art Gallery and by Wadi Finan Art Gallery.
From outside of the ME.NA.SA. region, the fair will welcome the Laura Arce Gallery by Ines Etchebarne (Argentina), the Galerie Albert Baronian (Belgium), the A&V Art Gallery (Belarus), the Island 6 Gallery (China), the Galerie Françoise Livinec (France), the Sud Gallery (France), the Galleria Pack (Italy), and the Xol Art Gallery (USA).
The fair’s new REVEALING by SGBL section will bring to light the best young talents from the ME.NA.SA. region.
To encourage their discovery by collectors and fairgoers, REVEALING by SBGL will give each selected gallery the chance to present an especially promising artist, offering the possibility to build privileged contacts with the various publics present at the fair.
REVEALING by SGBL will welcome 27 galleries from 13 countries, including Algeria and Palestine, each represented at the fair for the first time.
Participating galleries in alphabetical order:
South Africa: In Toto Gallery.
Algeria: Les Ateliers Sauvages and La Baignoire Experience.
Bahrain: Albareh Art Gallery.
Belgium: IFA Gallery and Johanna Suo Project.
Egypt: Mashrabia Gallery and Misr Art Gallery.
France: A2Z Art Gallery, Galerie Françoise Livinec, Galerie Nikki Diana Marquardt, Galerie Baudoin Lebon, Vincenz Sala Paris.
Germany – Iran : Endjavi Barbe Art Projects, Silk Road Gallery.
Jordan: Dar Al-Anda Art Gallery.
Lebanon: Agial Art Gallery/Saleh Barakat Gallery, Ameera Kawash, Artlab, Artspace Hamra, Fadi Mogabgab, Galerie Janine Rubeiz, Mark Hachem, South Border.
Palestine: Gallery One.
Switzerland: Gowen Contemporary.
Thailand: Shades Gallery.
BEIRUT ART FAIR was created in 2010 and is directed by Laure d’Hauteville, an exhibition curator and former journalist. BEIRUT ART FAIR’s Artistic Director is Pascal Odille, an expert in modern and contemporary art (member of C.N.E.S.). Marine Bougaran directs the fair’s “Projects” spaces.
The 7th edition of BEIRUT ART FAIR consolidates the fair’s role as the leading platform for showcasing the artistic dynamism of the Levant, with a selection committee comprised of leading collectors, the new REVEALING by SGBL space, and a curated exhibition — LEBANON MODERN! — dedicated to Lebanese women artists from the modernist period (1945-1975).
The 2015 edition of BEIRUT ART FAIR welcomed 21,000 visitors and generated $3.2 million — four times the total revenue of the first edition in 2010.
Philippe FOUCHARD-FILIPPI or Rajesh MITTAL-