Lara Atallah

b.1989 Beirut, Lebanon | Lives and works in New York.

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MFA Photography, Parsons The New School for Design, New York, NY, USA, 2014 

BFA Graphic Design, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon, 2011

Solo Exhibitions

  • The World Is an Island, Home Gallery, New York, NY, 2021
  • A moratorium on looking , Kent Place Gallery, Summit, NJ, 2019
  • Threshold, ON CANAL, New York, NY, 2018
  • If Walls Could Talk, Ayyam Gallery, Beirut, Lebanon, 2012

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • ArteEast Legacy Trilogy, New York, NY, 2021
  • Echo Exhibit, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, New York, NY, 2020
  • Watch it burn, Trestle Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, 2018
  • Women to the Front, Superchief Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, 2018
  • Tribe: Contemporary Photography from the Arab World, American University Museum Katzen Arts Center, Washington, D.C, 2018
  • Dense bodies bend solid ground, Radiator Gallery, Long Island City, New York, 2018
  • American Workforce, Ray Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, 2017
  • 10:52, Ayyam Gallery, Dubai, UAE, 2016
  • Platform, New York Transit Museum, Brooklyn, NY, 2015
  • Talent Archive, Onassis Cultural Center, Athens, Greece, 2015
  • You Art What You Eat, Union Street Gallery, Chicago Heights, IL, 2015
  • ArtTakes Miami, SCOPE Art Miami, Miami Beach, FL, 2014
  • #IRL In Real Life, Sheila Johnson Gallery, New York, NY, 2014
  • Future Projections, Auckland Festival of Photography, Auckland, New Zealand, 2014
  • INTERVALS, Photoville, Brooklyn Bridge Park, Brooklyn, NY, 2013
  • Align, Atrium Gallery, Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA, 2013
  • Beijing Design Week, Beijing, China, 2012
  • PIP,Ping Yao International Photography Festival, Ping Yao, China, 2012
  • Shabab Ayyam, Ayyam Gallery, Al Qoz, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 2011

Public Commissions

  • Sweet Tooth, Antepli Baklava, Bay Ridge SAW, Brooklyn, NY, 2017

Artist Book Publications 

  • Edge of Elysium, Vol.1, Open Projects Press, September 2019 (artist book edition of 100)

Book Fairs

  • Printed Matter Virtual Art Book Fair, 2021 (online)
  • Tokyo Art Book Fair, November 2020 (online)
  • Vancouver Art Book Fair, October 2020 (online)
  • Virtual Brooklyn Art Book Fair, June 2020 (online)
  • Zonamaco Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City, Mexico, February 2020
  • Odds & Ends Art Book Fair, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT,  December 2019
  • New York Art Book Fair, MoMA-PS1, Long Island City, NY, September 2019

Public Collections

  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library, New York, NY
  • NYU Langone Art Collection, New York, NY
  • Onassis Cultural Center, Athens, Greece

Awards / Residencies

  • Arab American National Museum, Dearborn, MI, 2021
  • Trestle Gallery Artist Residency, Brooklyn, NY, 2018
  • Artist on Art Tours Fellowship- OLANA 2018, Olana State Historic Museum, NY, USA,  2018
  • Georgia Fee Residency, Paris, France, 2015
  • Khaled Eid Samawi Scholarship, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 2012

Press / Reviews

Bibliography / Print & Web


  • NYC Cultural Majlis, New York, NY,  August 2020
  • New York Photo Salon, School of Visual Arts, January 2016
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