The Beirut Art Residency is dedicated to supporting the production and dissemination of contemporary art. Our program can be broken down into three main facets: residencies, local exhibitions and public interventions.
The residency program first and foremost provides both emerging and mid-career artists with the time and space to work. Artists are encouraged to venture beyond their usual practices while laying the groundwork for future projects. The outcome of the residency is a cross-cultural exchange that connects local residents of Beirut to a much wider international discourse on contemporary art and leaves a lasting impression.
BAR’s exhibition and public intervention programs enhance the approachability and dissemination of contemporary art. The work we present is often experimental in nature, allowing artists to try more conceptual approaches with their practice. Through its various activities, BAR strives to expose artists to the culturally rich Lebanese climate and to create a global network of meaningfully engaged artists and art-lovers.