Celebrating Beirut through the photography of Tanya Traboulsi
Hosted at the studio in d3 Dubai Design District, MONTROI celebrates Beirut through the work of Nomad Artist Tanya Traboulsi.
ON NOT FINDING HOME /LOST STRANGE THINGS
This series of photographs and found documents brings together the culmination of a photographic and artistic research into the question of home, delving into the terrain of nostalgia and belonging through photography.
The body of work has grown from two years of photographing people, landscapes, cityscapes as well as objects and interiors. The images illustrate the different facets that represent home while simultaneously observing the affiliation to time, space, people and memory.
During the evening, Enrique Hormigo, co-founder of MONTROI, introduced the artist and her work.
Neighbours, art-enthusiasts and guests participated in an event that made all participants willing to become more nomad and learn from different cultures.
Austrian-born with Lebanese origins, Tanya spent her childhood traveling back and forth between the two countries. While in Austria, she completed high school and graduated from fashion school with a diploma in fashion design. Soon after, she developed a growing interest in photography, around which she now centers her practice.
Tanya’s work explores highly personal themes of belonging, identity and memory, as well as the sociological stigmas relating to female identity.
Traboulsi’s work has been exhibited internationally in both solo and group exhibitions such as “Beirut” at Kunsthalle Wien in 2011 and “Exposure 6” at Beirut Art Center in 2014. Her photographs are featured in several notable print and online publications such as Brownbook, Colors Magazine, Phases Magazine, L’Oeil de la Photographie, Monocle, The Wire and many others.
In 2013, she was awarded The Boghossian Foundation Prize for the photography category.
Traboulsi currently divides her time between Austria and Lebanon.
The exhibition will remain at the MONTROI studio until April 14th.