Art Factum Gallery
Art Factum Gallery is a fresh space devoted to presenting all forms of contemporary art and design. Founded in 2011, it is located in Beirut’s industrial Quarantine District and exists as the renovated product of an old steel factory.
When it comes down to dealing with contemporary art, and as an establishment that focuses on bringing in international artists to the artistic and cultural scene of Beirut, Art Factum Gallery manages to emphasize its presence and project it forward by applying to several international art fairs and events, not to mention retaining a tight bond with several international galleries and institutions. That, along with collaborating with local cultural organizations and personnel, ensures the subsequent spreading of the artistic message to the masses - one of the gallery’s main motives.
As for its design program, with the country’s artistic spotlight having slightly shifted into the more utilitarian and three-dimensional aspect of art forms and products, Art Factum Gallery chooses to mostly endorse local designers,. The gallery’s specific annual design show serves to introduce new talents or propagate designers that have already launched their careers, all in all serving to emphasize the importance of contemporary Lebanese design. It is also important to highlight that the designers and the gallery itself tend to utilize local materials and crafts for the production of the design objects.
Art Factum Gallery represents and supports several international and local artists and designers in the Middle Eastern region.