Takeover is an artist-led project space for dynamic and experimental programming with and for local artists.

Our mission is to share the space with local and emerging artists; 

to nurture experimentation, collaborations and to encourage knowledge transmission through artist-given workshops. 

Located in the heart of Ashrafieh, on Abdul Wahab el-Inglizi street,  the space aims to activate the surrounding area and engage with the street and community through its programming. 

Each "takeover" activates the space differently, transforming it from an artist studio into a gallery, from an installation into a workshop, from a screening room to an informal venue.

Opened in the final days of 2022 by artist İeva Saudargaitė Douaihi, both spaces were co-designed with Bernard Mallat Architects

The walls and ceiling of our current space is covered with a white wire mesh skin. The mint floor is a relic from the previous tenant as is the white curtain feature, which we replaced with linen. The vitrine can become a black display box when the rolling shutter is closed. Flexibility and playfulness were our prerogatives when designing.

Takeover Team:

İeva Saudargaitė Douaihi

Kevin Abi Habib

Leen Almobaddr


Nour Debian

Mayssa Khoury

Nathalie Ayoub


Ali Haissoun

Using Format