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Exhibitions


CURRENTLY AT CUB



MAY - JUN ‘19 EXHIBITION


CUB Gallery is pleased to present the first solo exhibition taking place at the gallery with new works by the artist Nadine Kanawati, a recent graduate from the Lebanese University of Fine Arts.

For her solo exhibition, entitled The Road Ahead, Kanawati transforms the gallery space into a site of heightened tension, showcasing the interplay between countrywide and personal politics through her artworks.

Kanawati’s struggles are a totem to Lebanon’s socio-political turmoil, specifically the act of civilians rigorously burning tires during political demonstrations. Car tires, piled and burned as roadblocks have become an ongoing symbol of the country’s conflicts since the civil war. Charged with fury and frustration, the endings of these turbulent events never led to new beginnings, rather they fed into a vicious cycle.

As the medium of “the tire” becomes a powerful tool for her personal uproar, Kanawati’s large-scale works employ materials gathered from urban environments. In her unique technique, the artist is not burning tires, but rather shredding and reusing them in a way that echoes her internal anger and ongoing revolt. The powder of her tires act as remnants of a lost battle, a battle characterized by the destruction of a society and the powerlessness of the disillusioned individual within that society. Through this gestural process the artist imposes a dichotomy of belonging and displacement, fuelling ideas for change.

This outright expression is condensed into three stages: revolt, surrender and finally hope which are visible through the glimpses of light caught between clouds of chaos. A light that is imposing, even in its absence.

About Nadine Kanawati (MA in Fine Arts, Lebanese University, 2017)
Nadine Kanawati is a Lebanese artist, born in 1984 in Beirut. She holds a BA and an MA in Fine Arts from the Lebanese University. Kanawati has a strong interest in art therapy in which she specialized after graduating. With an interest in advocacy, civil rights and her experience serving on the board of several non-profit organizations, Kanawati showcases the discomfort of being stuck in an eternal and endless cycle. She worked with several NGOs including the United Nations on multiple projects using art therapy techniques. In October 2017, she organized a workshop at the BCC (Breast Cancer Center). Kanawati participated in the inaugural exhibition of CUB Gallery in December 2017.

 


PAST EXHIBITIONS 


 


FEB - MAR ‘19 EXHIBITION


CUB Gallery is pleased to present a group show featuring eight exceptional visual artists: Ivan Debs, Lena El Amin, Danielle El Hayek, Tarek Haddad, Maysam Hindi, Maral Maniss, Magali Massoud and Christian Sleiman. This exhibition explores themes surrounding the female body, the relationship between humans and their surroundings, and the collective unconsciousness.

Additionally, the works of Chloé Hojeily, Cynthia Mouannes and Noémie will be featured in our prints section.

The exhibiting artists are currently enrolled or recent graduates from: Académie Libanaise des Beaux-Arts (ALBA), Holy Spirit University of Kaslik (USEK), Lebanese University (LU) and Notre Dame University - Louaize (NDU).



DEC ’18 - JAN ‘19 EXHIBITION

This exhibition is showcasing the work of 6 emerging visual artists: Nicolas Fattouh, Serene Ghandour, Noémie, Vania N. Muriuki, Zeina Zaghloul and photographer Betty Ketchedjian.

The exhibiting artists are currently enrolled or recent graduates from: Académie Libanaise des Beaux-Arts (ALBA), American University of Beirut (AUB), Lebanese American University (LAU) and London College of Communication (LCC).

 

SEP-NOV '18 EXHIBITION

This exhibition showcased the work of 8 emerging artists: Rouwayda Al-Ariss, Mohamad Nohad Alameddine, Yasmeen Baz, Melissa Bou Chaaya, Mira El-Khalil, Nadine Kabbara, Salah Missi and Karim Tamerji.

Additionally, the work of Nancy Kouta, Joseph Rouhana and Jad Silisty were on display in our prints section.

The exhibiting artists are currently enrolled or recent graduates from: Académie Libanaise des Beaux-Arts (ALBA), American University of Beirut (AUB), American University of Science and Technology (AUST), Beirut Arab University (BAU), Lebanese American University (LAU), Lebanese University (LU) and Paris College of Art (PCA).

 

JUN-JUL '18 EXHIBITION

The Jun-Jul '18 exhibition showcased the work of 9 emerging artists: Marwa Abi Khalil, Yara Bsaibes, Ahmad Ghaddar, Nataly Hindaoui, Maral Manissalian, Francesca Matta, Tony Nassar, Ramy Saad and Marya Swaidan.

Additionally, the work of Soha Ghandour, Adra Kandil, Karim Kassem and Abraham Zeitoun was on display in our prints section.

The exhibiting artists are currently enrolled or recent graduates from: Académie Libanaise des Beaux-Arts (ALBA), American University of Beirut (AUB), Lebanese University (LU), Holy Spirit University of Kaslik (USEK) and Notre Dame University–Louaize (NDU).


MAR-APR '18 EXHIBITION

The second exhibition at CUB showcased the work of 12 emerging artists: Danielle El Hayek, Mariam Hammoud, Grace Houyeck, Wissam Kibbi, Tracy Majdalani, Simon Mhanna, Christopher Rizkallah, Zeina Bacardi Sakr, Chantal Samra, Samia Soubra, Karen Zeidan and Wajdi Zoghbi. 

The exhibiting artists are currently enrolled or recent graduates from: Académie Libanaise des Beaux-Arts (ALBA), Al-Kafaàt University (AKU), American University of Beirut (AUB), American University of Science and Technology (AUST), Lebanese American University (LAU), Lebanese University (LU), and Notre Dame University–Louaize (NDU).


 

DEC - FEB '18 EXHIBITION

A group show featuring the works of the 2017 graduating classes of the following universities: American University of Beirut (AUB), Lebanese American University (LAU), Lebanese University (LU), Académie Libanaise Des Beaux-Arts (ALBA), Notre Dame University (NDU).

Artists:
Celine Seta-Rahme, Charbel Khoury, Christian Sleiman, Danielle Krikorian, Elsn Lahoud, Jacques Vartabedian, Karima Al Gelany, Maysam Hindy, Michel Doumit, Miriam Hatem, Nadine Kanawati, Paul Merhy, Rayan Hashim, Sara Ghoussoub, Siham Elzein, Tarek Haddad.

 


COLLABORATIONS


 

CUB Gallery x White Walls | October 2018 - April 2019

White Walls is a space that hosts a hand-picked selection of furniture pieces, lighting and home products. It showcases a diverse range of fine, bold and innovative work to cater to a young and trendy clientele. In celebration of their 1 year anniversary, CUB Gallery collaborated with White Walls by taking over their walls with a selection of artworks.

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CUB Gallery x Skoun | June 26th, 2018

CUB Gallery collaborated with Skoun (Lebanese Addictions Center) on an exhibition that happened on June 26th, 2018. This exhibition celebrates Support Don't Punish which is a global advocacy day calling for better drug policies to counter the effects of the war on drugs. Globally, the war on drug is the prohibition of all drugs and the targeting of all links of the chain related to drugs from the drug dealers, to the farmers to the drug users and individuals who suffer from addictions.