about the exhibition

After a five-year absence from the Biennale Arte, and for the second time in its history, the Lebanese Pavilion will be located in the Arsenale, one of the two main venues of the La Biennale di Venezia.


Through art, a means of expression, influence and change, the Lebanese Pavilion is a strong commitment to encourage Lebanese artists and a sign of determination to preserve Lebanon's artistic scene.



Two prominent lebanese artists represent Lebanon at the 59th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia.


Cineast and video artist Danielle Arbid (living and working in Paris) and visual artist Ayman Baalbaki (living and working in Beirut).

©Philippe Lebruman

Danielle Arbid

Danielle Arbid draws her inspiration from crossroads of cultures: that of Paris, where she lives and the eventful reality of Beirut, her hometown, East and West, past and present, to extract a piece of art that is both strong and impactful.

Ayman Baalbaki

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Ayman Baalbaki’s work focuses on Lebanese and Middle Eastern issues.

His art creates an emotional impact and testifies to the incessant conflicts that afflict the Middle East.

©Thierry van Biesen


Nada Ghandour

Commissioner & Curator

President of the Scientific Committee

Doctor in History of Art and expert in modern and contemporary art, Nada Ghandour is a heritage curator.

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artistic project

The Lebanese Pavilion presents the exhibition The World in the Image of Man, which illustrates the perpetual action of the human imagination on the reality of the world. Thus, more than ever, fiction inspires and nourishes our daily lives.

Nada Ghandour, curator of the Lebanese Pavilion, invites us on a symbolic journey into our contemporary world through a theme, a city, and two artists who maintain a political and aesthetic dialogue from a distance, by presenting artworks which are so far and yet so close.

The Pavilion’s scenography has been entrusted to the architect Aline Asmar d'Amman.

©Pascal Dangin

Aline Asmar d’Amman

Architect and Scenographer

Born in Beirut, Aline Asmar d'Amman is the architect, interior designer and founder behind Culture in Architecture...

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scientific committee

scientific committee

operational team


The Scientific Committee has an advisory role.

Made up of national and international specialists, its purpose is to provide recommendations and to create an environment for reflection, exchange and discussion with the artists and the architect-scenographer.

Nada Ghandour

Louma Salamé

Jean-Francois Charnier

Annabelle Ténèze

Commissioner & Curator

President of the Scientific Committee

General Curator of Heritage

Scientific Director AFALULA

©Laetizia Bazzoni

©Boris Conte

Director of the Boghossian

Foundation -  Villa Empain - Brussels

Chief Curator of Heritage

Director of the Abattoirs,

Musée - Frac Occitanie Toulouse


operational team

Nada Ghandour

Charles Simon Thomas

Cherine Soubra Assouad

Farida El Solh

Dina Bizri

Lara Nader Mouawad

Nadine Katabi

Philippe Assouad

President of the Scientific Committee

Commissioner & Curator

Legal and Fiscal

Head of Fundraising Lebanon

and  Europe

Scenography Coordinator

Assistant Curator

Head of Fundraising USA

Graphic Designer and Editorial Manager

Head of Fundraising Gulf Region

Communication Coordinator




Dania Haffar Bazzy

Charbel  Abou Charaf

Nicole Araygi

Consultant Media & Communication





main patrons




Dalloul Art Foundation


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Nadine Katabi

Communication Coordinator



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