Artists 2017/2018

  • Soraya Ghezelbash

    Soraya Ghezelbash

    Born in 1985

    Soraya Ghezelbash is a French-Iranian architect, artist and designer, based in Beirut where she works with a broad range of media including silkscreen, drawing and installations. She received a master in architecture with distinction from the school La Cambre in Brussels, Belgium. She is co-running the silkscreen atelier Silkroad as part of Mansion.

    In 2016, she developed a collection of textiles for the textile company WARDE on the theme of botanics and architecture in Lebanon. Award winner of the residency program “Hors les Murs” 2017 by the Institut Français, she continues the study of textile, botanics and migration in the Mediterranean region.
  • Studio Kawakeb

    Studio Kawakeb

    Studio Kawakeb is a visual arts studio based in Beirut, founded in 2015 and led by Hussein Nakhal, David Habchy and Christina Skaf. They specialize in animation, visual identity development, editorial design and illustration, working closely with their clients and collaborators to produce outputs that are process-driven and contextually relevant.

    Having acquired a set of skills throughout their practice, they are also commissioned to develop interactive learning experiences pushing creative boundaries in the design education locally and in the region. In 2016, they initiated and developed an ongoing collection of design-based products led by specific points of contextual and visual stimulus aimed at communicating to a wider audience.
  • Collectif Kahraba

    Collectif Kahraba

    Collective Kahraba is a performing arts company comprised of artists and technicians from different backgrounds that firmly believes that art is a trajectory towards openness and dialogue.

    It’s their gateway for meeting diverse publics from various communities and regions of Lebanon, as well as for developing international exchanges and partnerships.

    Collective Kahraba questions through its activities the world in which we grow, and faces the challenges of the changing perception of our identities.

    Collective Kahraba works to: -Create shared moments of togetherness and reverie, where everyone feels welcome to share dreams, joy and humour through stories brought to life through the actors and spectators. - Bring performances to areas that never access cultural activities, make it free of charge to ensure accessibility to the largest number of people. - Organize cultural interventions in the public spaces of the country, in all the different social realities where culture could play a role of change and developpement (refugee camps, prisons, hospitals…)
  • Chantale Fahmi

    Chantale Fahmi

    Chantale Fahmi is a Lebanese photographer and a Masters student in art criticism and curatorial studies at USJ (Saint-Joseph University).

    She is interested in shedding the light on scenes of everyday life through photography. Chantale Fahmi believes in art as an efficient mean of social activism. Photography is thus a trigger of unique encounters and exchange which enables her to capture “the details of a life reflected in one shot telling a story of a place, individual or community”.


    She was the project coordinator of the following programs created by FRAME life: “Residency program” (2018), “Behind the lens of displacement” (2017) and “Akkar through her eyes” (2015).

    She has been a photographer, trainer and reporter for International and national organizations as well since 2013.

    She has also been an Instructor at FAPA (Fine Art Photography Academy) since 2016.

    Chantale was the first prize winner of the 2015 Photo marathon organized by FRAME life, l’Asilo and Pacte Tunisien for her work on the street life of Beirut.

    Her work has been featured in several exhibitions amongst which Sursock Museum’s 32nd Salon d’Automne as well as the Institut Français in Beirut and other local cultural centers.  

    She is now founder member at Adasa, photography club in North Lebanon.