Maissa Maatouk

Field of Practice:



Solitude fellowship

City, Country:

Beirut, Lebanon


2022, 2023


Oct 2023 - Mar 2024

Born in Beirut/Lebanon in 1992.

Maissa Maatouk is an artist living and working in Beirut. She graduated with degrees in product and global design from the Académie Libanaise des Beaux-Arts (ALBA), Beirut (BA: 2014; MA: 2017) and has been working as an artistic production manager since then.

Her current projects, which frequently involve artistic research and filmic interventions, employ suspension as a possible way to subvert the aesthetics generated by the sectarian power structures in Lebanon.

Her most recent video work, entitled Now, if You Look at the Sky, was part of the exhibition Cohabitation at silent green Kulturquartier, Berlin/Germany (2021), and was selected for Mizna’s Twin Cities Arab Film Festival (2021).

She was a 2019-2020 fellow in non-profit organization’s Ashkal Alwan’s Home Workspace Programme in Beirut and is currently a fellow of the Junge Akademie Berlin (2022).