George Awde
(1980)

Currently based in Doha, Qatar and Beirut, Lebanon, George is the co-founder/co-director of marra.tein in Beirut; Assistant Professor at Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar; and recipient of numerous awards and fellowships, including those from the Aaron Siskind Foundation and a US Fulbright Scholar Grant. Awde’s work explores the formation of kinship, masculinity, the “state,” and the self. His work explores human corporeality and how we reconcile ourselves with the world. He earned an MFA in Photography from Yale University, and a BFA in Painting from the Massachusetts College of Art. In 2015 Awde was awarded a residency at Light Work in Syracuse, New York and in fall 2015 Awde's work was exhibited as part of the Primiere Biennale Des Photographes Du Monde Arabe Contemporain in Paris. George is also on the  Board of Directors for The Arab Image Foundation
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