Laura Menassa is a photographer, art director and visual artist based in Beirut. She is also a member of Collectif ١٢٠٠.

Born into an Italian-Lebanese family, Laura found herself in a multicultural environment, raising questions about identity, body image, the notion of territory and time. 

She uses her camera as a tool to dissect the world around her personal life, to understand our place within the society, to understand and apprehend people, and to explore the different facets of life.

Group Exhibitions

2023 - Nehna Wel Amar Wel Jiran festival [Collectif 1200] - Lebanon (upcoming)

2023 - Bienal'23 Fotografia do Porto [Collectif 1200] - Porto, Portugal (upcoming)

2022 - Indivisible, as a part of "16 days of activism against gender-based violence" in partnership with MOSAIC, German Federal Foreign office - Ked - Beirut, Lebanon

2022 - Anatomy of a Fall [Collectif 1200], British Council x Hammana Artist House as part of In Between Festival - Abroyan Factory - Beirut, Lebanon

2022 - 2nd edition of Beirut Photo, Beirut Center of Photography and SOURA - Souk El Tayeb - Beirut, Lebanon

2022 - Stillness in the fall  [Collectif 1200] - British Council x Hammana Artist House - Hammana, Lebanon

2022 - In light or shadow of what was and still is  [Collectif 1200], 2nd Edition of NUR, PhotoEspana - Casa Arabe - Madrid, Spain

2022 - 5th edition of Festival Les Femmes s'exposent - Houlgate, France

2022 - Echoes from a crowded room  [Collectif 1200], in partnership with British Council - Artlab - Beirut, Lebanon

2021 - Stillness in the fall  [Collectif 1200], Festival International des Arts de Bordeaux - Fabrique POLA - Bordeaux, France

2021 - Contrasts, in partnership with Loosenart - Millepiani - Rome, Italy

2021 - 5th edition of Kifkif Market  - Le Consulat - Paris, France

2021 - Paroles et regards, d'ici et d'ailleurs  - L'Agora - Montpellier, France

2021 - Infinity, virtual exhibition - The Holy Art - London, UK

2020 - Les collections du 36, as a part of Un Eté Arlésien and Arles Contemporain - 36Arles - Arles, France

2020 - 1st edition of Kifkif Market  - Velvet Moon - Montreuil, France

2020 - Les Recombinants, digital exhibition presented at La Foire Internationale d'Art Contemporain de Marseille

Solo Exhibition

2017 - Dans la tête des femmes, as a part of Femmes en Mouvement  - 36Arles - Arles, France


June 2023 -  Liban : Place aux jeunes, special edition, 6Mois Magazine

April 2023 - Totalitaire, Revue Illusio n° 20

February 2023 - Les Moments Littéraires n 49, Diaristes Libanais

April 2022 - Photovogue, Vogue Italia (online)

June 2021 - Issue 107, Open Theme, F-Stop Magazine (online)

May 2021 - PhotoVogue, Vogue Italia (online)

April 2021 - Issue 106, Self-Portraits, F-Stop Magazine (online)

December 2017 - Mini Issue 8, Nakid Magazine

November 2016 - Mini Issue 4, Nakid Magazine


Laura Menassa explore les multiples facettes du Liban, article and interview with Graine de Photographe, July 2022

Kombini - article - Les 5 expos à ne pas rater en France ce mois de juin x Les Femmes s'Exposent, June 2022

The Guardians - article - series A quest for identity, as a part of In light or shadow of what was and still is exhibition at Casa Arabe x PhotoEspana, June 2022

Polka Magazine - article - series In Between, as a part of the festival Les Femmes s'Exposent, June 2022

Lense Magazine - article -  series In Between, as a part of the festival Les Femmes s'Exposent, April 2022

FishEye Magazine - article - series In Between, as a part of the festival Les Femmes s'Exposent, April 2022 

Les Inrockuptibles - article - series A quest for identity, as a part of Festival International des Arts de Bordeaux at La Fabrique, October 2021

Workshops, seminars & residencies

2022 - CATAPULT Visual’arts workshop with British Council Lebanon and Artlab - Beirut, Lebanon

2021 - Croiser-le-Faire, photography workshop at Fabrique POLA - Bordeaux, France

2020 - Photographers’ gathering at Hammana Artist House - Hammana, Lebanon

2019 - Residency at Haven for Artists - Beirut, Lebanon

2016 - ‘L’image, évènement intérieur’, LE BAL seminar (8th edition) at EHESS - Paris, France

2014 - ‘16mm’, videography and film developing workshop at Nottingham Trent University - Nottigham, UK

2013 ‘La persistance des images’, LE BAL seminar (5th edition) at EHESS - Paris, France

2012 - ‘Les temps de l’image’, LE BAL seminary (4th edition) at EHESS - Paris, France

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