Lara Tabet

Lara Tabet (b. 1983 Achkout, Lebanon) is a practicing medical doctor and visual artist.  In 2012, after finishing her residency in Clinical Pathology at the American University of Beirut Medical Center, Tabet completed a one-year full-time program at the International Center of Photography in New York and was the recipient of the Lisette Model scholarship.  Her work has been featured throughout the Arab world, USA and Europe. Her exhibitions include L’intrus, Tabakalera International Centre for contemporary culture, San Sebastian (2018), Underbelly, Galerie Eulenspiegel, Basel, Switzerland (2018), Notas Al Futuro, Galeria Breve, Mexico (2017),Regards sur Beyrouth, La Friche Belle de Mai, Marseille(2016), I spy with my little eye, The Mosaic Rooms, London (2015), Off the wall on the wall, Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie, Arles (2014), Exposure 5, Beirut Art Center (2013).  Tabet received grants from AFAC and Al-Mawrid Al-Thaqafi; she was the recipient of the Daylight Photo Award Juror’s Pick for her project The Reeds and was awarded the arte east fellowship for the Art Omi residency.  Her artistic practice is informed by her background in pathology and inspects the legacy of trauma in Lebanon. Her most recent work contemplates the relationship between the individual and public/private space in connection to gender, sexuality, and identity.