Galerie Tanit was established in 1972. Initial shows included Robert Rauschenberg, Michael Heizer, Jasper Johns and Mimmo Paladino.
Photography shows included Bernd and Hilla Becher, Man Ray and Hamish Fulton. The program of the 1980/90ies focused on Minimal Art, Conceptual Art and Arte Povera. Two group shows Looking at painting I (2002) and Looking at painting II (2004) showcased a selection of contemporary figurative and abstract painting and indicated a gradual shift from the program of the 1980/90ies to a younger generation of international artists. Artists virtually unknown in Germany in early 2000, like Jeremy Blake and Michael Lin, were introduced to the German public. A 2004 exhibition entitled Present Absence a group of Lebanese artists.
Since then, Galerie Tanit has been also representing artists with a Middle Eastern background. In 2007 Naila Kettaneh Kunigk opened an additional gallery in Beirut where she shows local and foreign artists. with the intention to participate in the cultural and artistic revival of Lebanon. Based in the vibrant Mar Mikhael district, the gallery supports young Lebanese artists while maintaining a lively international program. Since its launch in Beirut, it encourages innovation with openness to the diversity of contemporary art, offering new experiences to the public. In the thriving local art scene Tanit provides stimulating encounters with visual arts to build cultural bridges and open meaningful discussions.