Sfeir-Semler Gallery, with spaces in Hamburg, Germany and Beirut, Lebanon, concentrates on international contemporary art with an emphasis on conceptual and minimal art. For the past ten years, the gallery has given special focus to artists working in the Arab World, nurturing a unique cross-cultural link between Western and Middle Eastern contemporary art practices.
Since the opening of its Beirut branch in 2005, Sfeir-Semler Gallery has become a major platform for cultural exchange in the Middle East. In addition to mounting the first one-person exhibitions in the region by Walid Raad, Akram Zaatari, Etel Adnan, Yto Barrada, Gabriel Kuri, and others, the gallery has hosted dynamic curatorial projects including Bidoun Magazine’s “NOISE”, Catherine David’s “In the Middle of the Middle”, and HomeWorks, a recurring forum on contemporary art based in Beirut. The gallery also works to bring its program to a global audience, participating in major art fairs around the world and collaborating with European and Middle Eastern art institutions to realize complex and ambitious exhibition projects, including the recent Documenta 13, in which 5 gallery artists were participants.
Gallery Artist: Etel Adnan, Mounira Al Solh, Moritz Altmann, The Atlas Group / Walid Raad, Yto Barrada, Robert Barry, Taysir Batniji, Bert de Beul, Anna Boghiguian, Balthasar Burkhard, Elger Esser, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Hans Haacke, Günter Haese, Christian Hahn, Sol LeWitt, MARWAN, Hiroyuki Masuyama, Rabih Mroué, Timo Nasseri, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Anne & Patrick Poirier, Walid Raad, Khalil Rabah, Marwan Rechmaoui, Ulrich Rückriem, Felix Schramm, Hassan Sharif, Wael Shawky, Christine Streuli, Rayyane Tabet, Florian Thomas, Hoda Tawakol, Barbara Camilla Tucholski, and Akram Zaatari