Born in Lebanon in 1983, Rayyane Tabet is an artist and architect who lives and works in New York. In his installations, Tabet utilizes everyday objects such as mattresses, soap bars and suitcases in surreal ways, investing them with symbolic meanings.
2011 Sharjah Biennial Prize
Rayyane Tabet’s Fossils is inspired from his childhood in Beirut, a city tormented by war, fear and death. In this mixed-media installation, petrified suitcases literally represent the permanent state of constant mobility that the Lebanese at present find themselves in…
His work to date examines relations between distinct sociopolitical situations by way of the excavation of found and produced objects…
Rayyane Tabetís work has been concerned with researching hidden histories that are transformed and retold through his objects and installations.