Galerie Agénor

Galerie Agénor

20 Bleicherweg
8002 Zürich
+41 44 500 66 40

Mon - Fri: 14:00 - 19:00
Sat: 11:00 - 16:00 




Established 2021 in Zurich, Switzerland, Galerie Agénor is a modern and contemporary art gallery with a focus on abstract expressionists and artists of Middle Eastern origin in a continuous search for new dynamic language in colors and shapes.

Galerie Agénor also features works by prominent international artists such as: Fateh Al-Moudarres (1922-1999), Shafic Abboud (1926-2004), Aref El Rayess (1928-2005), Hussein Madi (b. 1938), Jamil Molaeb (b.1948), André Masson (1896-1987), Jean Cocteau (1889-1963), and Kees van Dongen (1877-1968).

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Ausstellungen/Newsticker Datum Typ Ort Land
Pauline — Eugenia A. Burgo 19.01.202211.02.2022 Ausstellung Zürich
Ribal Molaeb — Looking in 03.12.202115.01.2022 Ausstellung Zürich
Jamil Molaeb — Solo Exhibition 15.09.202127.10.2021 Ausstellung Zürich
Summer Art Breeze 04.08.202110.09.2021 Ausstellung Zürich
Gemalte Heimat 19.05.202121.07.2021 Ausstellung Zürich


Inspired by his predecessors as well as by ancient Egyptian, Sumerian and Babylonian art, Molaeb uses a variety of styles and techniques, easily switching from painiting village scenes to minimalist abstract compositions. He also sculpts, draws and creates mosaics. Molaeb has been exhibiting since 1966, in group shows in Beirut, New York, and England and in solo shows in Beirut and the United States. His works were also featured in contemporary art fairs such as Europ’art (Geneva), St’art (Strasbourg), Art Paris Abu Dhabi and Art Dubai.



Jamil Molaeb (1948) born in Baissour, Lebanon

Molaeb started his artistic career in the seventies, after training under renowned artists such as Chafic Abboud and Paul Guiragossian at the Fine Arts Institute of the Lebanese University.

Craving further discoveries and exposure to the world, he spent a year studying in Algeria and, in 1984, enrolled in the Master of Fine Arts program at New York’s Pratt Institute, to later obtain a doctorate in artistic education from Ohio State University. 

Back in his native country in 1989, Molaeb started teaching art at the Lebanese University and the Lebanese American University of Beirut. 

Jamil Molaeb’s work has been acquired by public and private collections including The World Bank in Washington DC and has been sold in international auctions like Sotheby's and Christies.


He built his own Museum – ”Jamil Molaeb Museum” in Beisour, Lebanon.

Ribal Molaeb, Solo exhibition at Galerie Agénor, Zürich



„Gemalte Heimat - Painted Homeland“ 

Ribal Molaeb, a 28-year-old painter and violist, searches for a homeland through his paintings. He seeks diaspora in his works. In their depth, they contain pain, suffering, love, hope, confidence and reflect the life of a young man who wants to find a home through his art.
In an uncertain time full of upheavals, it is more important than ever to find a home.
“Home is wherever there is a relationship.”
The philosopher Wilhelm Schmid is convinced that love of whatever kind can make any place home. Ribal Molaeb shows that home can also be where the longing for it takes shape.

From May 19 to July 21, Ribal Molaeb will be showing images of his longing for a Lebanon that no longer exists in the exhibition “Gemalte Heimat – Painted Homeland” at Galerie Agénor, Zürich. The works shine like summer on the Mediterranean, but they also contain a painful note, the transience of splendid harmony. “There is an inner longing for happiness that I express in painting. But it is a search with smiles with tears, » says Ribal Molaeb.
For him the pictures are a painted home, driven by longing. Maybe a vibrant Lebanon that might not anymore exist. “It’s a world that I create to live in.” he continues.

About the artist:


Born in Baissour, Lebanon, in 1992, Ribal Molaeb moved to Austria at the age of 17, to study at the Mozarteum University Salzburg. He later moved to Vienna to study at the University for Music and Performing Arts, where he received his Master’s degree in Arts with distinction. Molaeb was assigned as the artistic director of “SUMITO’’ Art and Music Association in Switzerland. He is the president of the “Molaeb Art Museum” and the founder of “Molaeb Festival for Chamber Music and Fine Arts”.

His paintings have been exhibited in Amsterdam, Vienna, Beirut, and Zürich, where he currently lives and works.

He is represented by Galerie Janine Rubeiz, Beirut, and Galerie Agénor, Zürich.