Born in 1983, Lara Tabet is a Lebanese visual artist and pathologist.
In 2012, after finishing her residency in Clinical Pathology at the American University of Beirut Medical Center, Tabet completed a one-year full time program at the International Center of Photography in New York and was the recipient of the Lisette Model scholarship.
Her work has been featured throughout the Arab world, USA and Europe. (Galerie Janine Rubeiz, Beirut, Beirut Art Center, Beirut; Les Rencontres de la photographies, Arles; Casa Arabe,Madrid; Institut du monde arabe, Paris; Friche la belle de Mai, Marseille; The Mosaic Rooms, London; Arnold and Sheila Aronson Galleries Galeria Breve, Mexico…)
Tabet received grants from AFAC (Arab Fund for Art and Culture) and Al-Mawrid Al-Thaqafi; she was the recipient of the Daylight Photo Award Juror’s Pick for her project The Reeds and she was awarded the arte east fellowship for the Art Omi residency.
The composition and presentation of her photographs clearly demonstrates her background in pathology and inspects the legacy of trauma in Lebanon.
Her most recent work contemplates the relationship between the individual and public/private space in connection to gender, sexuality and identity.
Her voyeuristic technique explores the human body and its relationship to the city by confronting the interaction between the body and the ideological state apparatus.