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Lara Tabet


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Lara Tabet (b. 1983) is a Lebanese visual artist and practicing doctor born in Achkout, Lebanon. Her artistic practice is informed by her background in pathology and inspects the legacy of trauma in Lebanon. Her work contemplates the relationship between the individual and public/private space in connection to gender, sexuality, and identity. Tabet has completed a one-year full-time program at the International Center of Photography in New York, where she was a recipient of the Lisette Model scholarship. 

More recently, her practice has shifted towards arts and sciences. Her ongoing research focuses on water as a site of political speculation, as well as DNA as a medium for archiving. She has received grants for her work from AFAC (Arab Fund for Art and Culture), Al-Mawrid Al-Thaqafi, and was awarded the art east fellowship for the Art Omi residency. 

She has published several books, including: DNA, Underbelly, The Reeds (published by oodee books), and On Photography in Lebanon: Stories and Essays (published by Kaph books).  

Tabet’s works have exhibited in several solo and collective exhibitions, including: IntraMuros, BAR, Beirut (2019), Close relationships, big distances and new technologies, Galerija Kluba Kocka, Split, Croatia (2017), Photography lies but I have other romantic ideas, Unseen Amsterdam (2018), Notas Al Futuro, Galeria Breve, Mexico (2017), Photomed, Sanary Sur Mer (2016), and many more.