BAR Project Space opened in September 2017 to serve as a platform to exhibit the work of local and international artists. The works shown in the Project Space are for sale and are usually either of an experimental nature or outside the artists' regular practice.
Proceeds retained by BAR are reallocated to help fund the residency program.


Omar Khouri

12 September - 15 January

The Beirut Art Residency is pleased to present The Left Hand of Darkness, a solo exhibition featuring Omar Khouri’s latest body of paintings.

The exhibition’s name derives from the title of a 1969 science fiction novel by U.S. writer Ursula K. Le Guin. The Left Hand of Darkness was among the first books of its genre, now known as feminist science fiction, exploring the effect of sex and gender on culture and society.

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Ayla Hibri
5 February - 5 April 2018

The Beirut Art Residency and Kaph Books are pleased to present “A Palm Tree Bows to the Moon”, the first solo exhibition and book launch of Lebanese photographer and visual artist Ayla Hibri in Beirut.

From details found in nature to cities, Hibri seems to capture archetypes, events and motifs that serve to inform the spirit as it journeys through different life stages in search of inner wholeness…

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 Nasri Sayegh
30 May 2018 - 2 August 2018

BAR Project Space presents Nasri Sayegh's solo exhibition 'Tout Doit Disparaître' on Wednesday May 30th from 7-9 PM.  Sayegh’s new work – made between 2017 and 2018 – features his ongoing manipulation of personal and found photographic archives.


Karine Wehbé
11 April - 11 May 2018

BAR presents Karine Wehbé's solo exhibition 'Catching the Ephemeral'. Followed by a talk at Sursock Museum the next day on April 12th from 7PM, in conversation with Waddah Charara and Frank Darwiche. The exhibition chronicles narratives from the beach resorts in northern Lebanon while investigating the process of recollection.

Tagreed Darghouth
20 February - 5 April 2018

BAR Project Space is pleased to present ‘A Second Coming’, featuring a selection of works by Lebanese visual artist Tagreed Darghouth. This exhibition highlights paintings from Darghouth’s 2013 series ‘Nuclear Craters’, where she explores the nuclear testing terrain in the vast Nevada desert.


Charbel Haber
October 26 2017  - February 1 2018

The Beirut Art Residency is pleased to inaugurate the opening of our new office and exhibition space with Charbel Haber’s first photographic series taken on his 2015 travels through Gwangju in South Korea. The exhibition’s title, 'The Day Before (Farewell Letters to Ri)’, refers in synchronicity to both motifs of the series: nuclear holocaust and heartbreak.