Lara Atallah

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


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

  • The earth leaked red ochre, Miriam Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, 2022
  • To Make is to Stay, Galerie Camille, Detroit, MI, 2022
  • 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


  • Outline, Afikra, October 2021
  • NYC Cultural Majlis, New York, NY,  August 2020
  • New York Photo Salon, School of Visual Arts, January 2016
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