bac design · Mary-Lynn Massoud and Racha Nawam: Who’s living on the 13th floor?

Mary-Lynn Massoud

Rasha Nawam

February 18, 2011 - April 15, 2011

Beirut Art Center is happy to present Who’s living on the 13th floor? an exhibition of ceramics by Mary-Lynn Massoud and Racha Nawam as part of its series BAC design.*

The show presents a city chaotic yet phantomatic born out of the imagination of the two ceramicists.

Mary-Lynn Massoud trained in ceramics at La Manufacture de Sèvres in France after completing her university studies and has since been working and teaching in Beirut. She has participated in a number of group exhibitions in France, Lebanon and Jordan among other countries.

Rasha Nawam is a graduate of the American University of Beirut and studied ceramics in Lebanon at Nathalie Khayat’s studio and in the US. She combines her work in ceramics with a career in real estate management and has participated in group exhibitions in Lebanon and other countries.

*BAC design is a programme dedicated to promoting creative products made by local designers, as part of the center’s commitment to strengthen and develop local cultural initiatives. BAC design is a series of exhibitions lasting between two and five weeks displaying products by Lebanese designers on the second floor of Beirut Art Center. Each exhibition showcases work by one designer or a design collective that follows a specific theme, helping them reach a wide clientele for their products, which range from furniture to fashion and jewellery to ceramics. Beirut Art Center hopes to help increase these designers’ exposure to the public, while allowing their work to be viewed in the context of a contemporary art space.