Forgotten Kingdoms, 2019

Forgotten Kingdoms,2019

installation views Musée du Louvre, Paris
© 2019 Musée du Louvre / Antoine Mongodin

Rayyane Tabet (b. 1983, Achqout, Lebanon) is an artist who lives and works in Beirut. Drawing from experience and self-directed research, Tabet explores stories that offer an alternative understanding of major socio-political events through individual narratives. Informed by his training in architecture and sculpture, his work investigates paradoxes in the built environment and its history by way of installations that reconstitute the perception of physical and temporal distance.


His recent and upcoming shows include the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, Parasol Unit in London, The Louvre in Paris, Carré d’Art in Nîmes, Kunstverein in Hamburg, and Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art in Rotterdam. His work was featured in Manifesta 12, the 21st Biennale of Sydney, the 15th Istanbul Biennial, the 32nd São Paulo Biennial, the 6th Marrakech Biennale, the 10th & 12th Sharjah Biennial, and the 2nd New Museum Triennial.


Education


2012
MFA, University of California in San Diego, USA

2008
BArch, The Cooper Union, New York USA

 

Selected Solo Exhibitions


2019
Encounters, Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art, London, UK
Alien Property, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA
Forgotten Kingdoms, Louvre Museum, Paris, France
FRAGMENTS, Carré d’Art, Musée d’art contemporain de Nîmes, France

2018
FAULT LINE, Fondazione Antonio Dalle Nogare, Bolzano, Italy
FRAGMENTS, Sfeir-Semler Gallery Beirut, Lebanon

2017
BRUCHSTÜCKE / FRAGMENTS, Kunstverein in Hamburg, Germany
KOPF HOCH! MUT HOCH! UND HUMOR HOCH!, daadgalerie, Berlin, Germany
Ah, my beautiful Venus!, Witte de With Contemporary Art, Rotterdam, Netherlands

2016
La Mano De Dios, Museo Marino Marini, Florence, Italy

2015
ONLY GODS NEVER DIE, Sfeir-Semler Gallery, Hamburg, Germany

2014
Here Today Gone Tomorrow, TrouwAmsterdam, Netherlands

2013
The Shortest Distance Between Two Points, Sfeir-Semler Gallery, Beirut, Lebanon

 

Selected Group Exhibitions


2019
Phantom Limb, Jameel Arts Centre, Dubai, UAE
When the Present is History, Depo, Istanbul, Turkey

2018
Living in the Mediterranean, Institut Valencià d’art Modern, Valencia, Spain
Crude, Jameel Arts Center, Dubai, UAE
Cycles of Collapsing Progress, Rashid Karami International Fair, Tripoli, Lebanon
Superposition - 21st Biennale of Sydney, Sydney Opera House, Australia
Dear Victoria, performance, Fast Forward Festival Five, Onassis Cultural Centre, Athens, Greece
Manifesta 12, Palermo, Italy
Truth is black, write over it with a mirage’s light, 30th Anniversary Inaugural Exhibition, Darat al Funun, Amman, Jordan

2017
A Good Neighbor, 15th Istanbul Biennial, Turkey
4.543 billion: The matter of matter, CAPC Museum of Contemporary Art, Bordeaux, France
The Restless Earth, Trussardi Foundation at the Triennale di Milano, Milan, Italy
WAITING. Between Power and Possibility, Kunsthalle Hamburg, Germany

2016
Faisons de l’inconnu un allié, Fondation Lafayette, Paris, France
Incerteza Viva, 32nd São Paulo Biennial, Brazil
... und eine welt noch, Kunsthaus Hamburg, Germany
Wunderlust, High Line Art, New York, USA
Not New Now, Marrakech Biennial 6, Morocco

2015
New Skin, AISHTI Foundation, Beirut, Lebanon
Gallery 3010, Sfeir-Semler Gallery, Beirut, Lebanon
The Past, The Present, The Possible, Sharjah Biennial 12, UAE
Heartland, Beirut Exhibition Center, Beirut, Lebanon
Presque Rien, Marian Goodman Gallery, Paris, France

2014
This is the Time. This is the Record of the Time, Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam, Netherlands
Un Nouveau Festival, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France

2013
extra | ordinary, The Abraaj Group Art Prize 2013, Dubai, UAE
Future Generation Art Prize @ Venice, The 55th Venice Biennial, Italy
HIWAR: Conversations in Amman, Darat Al Funun, Amman, Jordan

2012
The Future Generation Art Prize 2012, Pinchuk Art Center, Kiev, Ukraine
The Ungovernables: The 2012 New Museum Triennial, New Museum, New York, USA

2011
Plot for a Biennial, Sharjah Biennial 10, Sharjah, UAE

2010
Noise, Sfeir-Semler Gallery, Beirut, Lebanon

2008
Art Now in Lebanon, Darat Al Funun, Amman, Jordan

2006
Moving Homes, Sfeir-Semler Gallery, Beirut, Lebanon

 

Awards & Residencies


2016
DAAD Artists in Residency Program, Berlin, Germany

2013
Abraaj Group Art Prize, Dubai, UAE

2012
Future Generation Art Prize Jury Award, Ukraine

2011
Sharjah Biennial 10 Artist Prize, Sharjah, UAE

 

Publications


2018
FRAGMENTS/BRUCHSTÜCKE, published by Kunstverein, Hamburg, DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Program & KAPH Books