About

Laura Menassa is a photographer and art director based in Beirut. She is a member of Collectif ١٢٠٠ and WomenPhotograph.

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 apprehend people, and to explore the different facets of life.


Publications

November 2023 -  GUTS, Issue 01 by Digital Fountain 

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

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

April 2022 - Photovogue, Vogue Italia (online)

October 2021 - features about Festival des Arts de Bordeaux,  Les Inrockuptibles

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


Workshops & residencies

2023 - Residency at Hammana Artist House x British Council Lebanon [Collectif 1200] - Hammana, Lebanon

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 -  Residency at Hammana Artist House [Collectif 1200] - Hammana, Lebanon

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


Curation

2023 - From the river to the sea, fundraising exhibition - KED - Beirut, Lebanon

2023 - From the river to the sea, co-curated with Marwa Hanachi fundraising exhibition - La Corvée - Paris, France

2023 - Stillness in the Fall, co-curated in the framework of Collectif 1200,  Nehna Wel Amar Wel Jiran Festival - Ishbilia Theatre  - Saïda, Lebanon 

2022 - In light or shadow of what was and still is  co-curated in the framework of Collectif 1200, 2nd Edition of NUR, PhotoEspana - Casa Arabe - Madrid, Spain

2022 - Echoes from a crowded room co-curated in the framework of Collectif 1200, in partnership with British Council - Artlab - Beirut, Lebanon

2021 - Stillness in the fall co-curated in the framework of Collectif 1200, Festival International des Arts de Bordeaux - Fabrique POLA - Bordeaux, France


Exhibitions

2024 - 3nd edition of Beirut Photo Fair, Beirut Center of Photography and SOURA -  Beirut, Lebanon [upcoming]


2023 - From the river to the sea, fundraising exhibition - La Corvée  - Paris, France 

2023 - Stillness in the Fall  [Collectif 1200], during Nehna Wel Amar Wel Jiran Festival - Ishbilia Theatre  - Saïda, Lebanon 

2023 - A luz ou a sombra do que foi e continua a ser  [Collectif 1200], Bienal'23 Fotografia do Porto - Reitoria da Universidade do Porto - Porto, Portugal (currently)


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 Fair, 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


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


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