Rayyane Tabet was born in Born in Ashqout, Lebanon in 1983. His work has been concerned with researching hidden histories that are transformed and retold through his objects and installations. He received a Bachelors in Architecture (BArch) from The Cooper Union and is currently pursuing a Masters in Fine Arts (MFA) at the University of California, San Diego. His work has been featured in NOISE, Sfeir-Semler Gallery (2010), Art Now In Lebanon, Darat al Funun (2008) and has been included in the New Museum’s book Younger than Jesus: The Artist Directory, published by Phaidon Press (2009).

Rayyane Tabet
Rayyane Tabet
Ashqout, 1983

Past Exhibitions

Crude: Oil as Archive, Infrastructure and Technology

Jameel Arts Centre
11/11/2018 — 30/03/2019

Rayyane Tabet: Hidden in Plain Sight

Franco Noero Via Mottalciata
30/10/2018 — 26/02/2019

Rayyane Tabet: Fault line

Fondazione Antonio Dalle Nogare 22/09/2018 — 01/06/2019

Rayyane Tabet: Kopf Hoch! Mut Hoch! Und Humor Hoch!

22/04/2017 — 11/06/2017

Do it بالعربي

Sharjah Art Gallery/Bait Obaid Al Shamsi 23/01/2016 — 23/04/2016

Solo Shows


ONLY GODS NEVER DIE, Sfeir-Semler Gallery, Hamburg, Germany


Here Today Gone Tomorrow, TrouwAmsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands


The Shortest Distance Between Two Points, Sfeir-Semler Gallery, Beirut, Lebanon

Group Shows


Sharjah Biennial 12, Sharjah Art Foundation, Sharjah, UAE
Gallery 3010, Sfeir-Semler Gallery, Beirut, Lebanon


Nouveau Festival 5, Centre Pompidou, France
This is the Time. This is the Record of the Time, SMBA, Amsterdam, The Netherlands


Future Generation Art Prize, Collataral Events, 55th Venice Biennial, Venice
Homeworks 6, Ashkal Alwan, Beirut, Lebanon Durub Al Tawaya, Performance program, Abu Dhabi Art, EAU
HIWAR, Darat al Funun – The Khalid Shoman Foundation, Amman, Jordan


The Future Generation Art Prize, Pinchuk Art Centre, Kiev, Ukraine
Cross-Time Stories: Global Subjectivities After 1989, Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University, New York
The Ungovernables, New Museum, New York


Plot for a Biennial, 10th Sharjah Biennial, Sharjah, UAE


Noise, Sfeir-Semler Gallery, Beirut, LebanonHome Works 5, Beirut Art Center, Beirut, Lebanon

Contacts & Details

City of birth: Ashqout Country of birth: Lebanon Date of birth: 1983 Lives in: Beirut