Biennale of Contemporary Art

by / Thursday, 10 August 2017 / Published in Events, Exhibitions, Uncategorized

Rupture – In the Representation of the Real
Multidisciplinary Art Exhibition

Under the auspices of the Minister of Culture, Dr. Ghattas Khoury

Opening on Saturday, September 16 at 6pm
Ongoing till December 30, 2017

 45 artists, 24 countries,
more than 1,000 square meters exhibition space

MACAM is delighted to announce that it will be holding the first International Biennale of Contemporary Art in Lebanon. This Biennale brings forty artists from home and abroad who participated in the Oscar Niemeyer Competition, launched by esteemed Lebanese filmmaker Jocelyne Saab under the theme ‘Rupture in the Representation of the Real’. The selected artworks will be showcased in the multidisciplinary exhibition comprising of films, videos, installation art, paintings, photography, literature and performance art, opening at MACAM on Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 6 pm.

The public audience will be invited to vote for their favorite artwork.

Bus Shuttle Service
Departure at 5pm from Beirut, Martyrs Square
in front of Virgin Megastore
Bus roundtrip: 10$
To reserve a seat please call 71-347716


Award Ceremony on November 4,2017

A panel of five international judges will consider the submissions of the 45 artists.
The final winners will be announced at an Award Ceremony on November 4, taking into account the people’s choice.



Jocelyne Saab, Guest of Honor
Arif, Sanya (Pakistan)
Asfour, Nadia (Lebanon)
Asmar, Nadine (Lebanon)
Bacho Makki, Ginane (Lebanon)
Baker, Khadija (Canada)
Barbari Louisa (Algeria) and Paillard, Celio (France)
Bentounsi, Adel (Algeria)
Bogdanska, Marta (Poland)
Brugger, Gabriela (Switzerland)
Cabral, Daniel (Brazil)
Chalabi, Rana (Lebanon)
Charara, Lana (Lebanon)
Claro, Andres (Chile)
Fanigliulo, Maria-Pia (Italy)
Gierlinger, Johannes (Austria)
Guibert, Daniel (France)
Guse, Olga (Russia)
Hage, Yasmin (Guatemala)
Heard, Miriam (Great Britain)
Hoteit, Nadia & Laila (Lebanon)
Joa, Philip and Krish Theo (Great Britain/Palestine)
Kassab, Maria (Lebanon)

Khadra Moawya (Morocco-Palestine)
Kilincaslan, Ezgi (Turkey) Komljen,
Dane and Lattimer, James (Bosnia-Herzegovina)
López Luna, Anna (Spain)
Makhlouf, Antony (Australia)
Murr, Wissam H. (Lebanon)
Nymann, Julie (Denmark)
Oraloglu Gokce and Gokcimen, Zehra (Turkey)
Pradarelli, Fabio and Panareo, Gianluca (Italy)
Rahme, Rudy (Lebanon)
Saba, Ghassan Christo (Lebanon)
Schmitt, Susanna (Germany)
Sleiman, Jad (Lebanon) Sullivan, Isaac (USA)
Zairi, Malika (Morocco)
Zard, Ghassan (Lebanon) Content





MACAM would like to express its appreciation to our sponsors and supporters of this event.

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