who we are
TAP (Temporary Art Platform) is an international curatorial platform that was founded in 2014 to commission projects, residencies and site-specific artworks concerned by social practices and public spaces in Lebanon and abroad. TAP’s structure and its organic, non-regular programming, gives way to a deeper engagement with the context in which it unfolds with a focus on knowledge production and community impact.
TAP is also concerned with legal and artistic research that stimulate more proactive attitudes towards curating art projects outside of the art world in collaboration with private and public partners.
Since its very beginnings, TAP has focused its efforts on facilitating art interventions in physical and intangible public spaces; fostering debates around social themes, and positioning communities at the core of the reception of contemporary art, while providing artists with unique production and creation opportunities.
TAP is an international platform based in Beirut, Lebanon.
It is registered as a non-profit association under Lebanese law (3704).
Get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org
Individuals we've worked with*
*TAP’s contextual approach is also reflected in its organic institutional model. Since our projects tap into different topics, geographies, and communities, we call in specialized members according to the specificities and needs of our unique endeavors.
Mona El Hallak
Tamara Al SamerraeiVartan Avakian
Walid Abu Saifan
Zeina Aboul Hosn
Institutions we've partnered with*
*TAP’s projects respond to the context in which they take place. These can emanate from an idea we have, an invitation by an institution, a need from a community, or an initiative from an artist.
AFAC (The Arab Fund for Arts and Culture)
Al Mawred Al Thaqafy
APEAL (Association for the Promotion and Exhibition of the Arts in Lebanon)
Beirut Museum of Art (BeMA)
Civil Campaign to Protect the Dalieh of Raouche
The Daily Star
Directorate General of Antiquities
Kaaysá Art Residency
Lebanese International University (LIU)
Lebanese University (LU-FIA)
L’Orient Le Jour
Ministry of Culture
Municipality of Jezzine
Municipality of Meziara
Municipality of Ras Masqa
National Museum of Beirut
Robert Matta Association
Soros Art Foundation
Union of Jezzine Municipalities
Université Saint-Joseph (USJ)