George Awde
(B - 1980)

Education
2009 . Yale University, New Haven, CT: MFA Photography
2004 . Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA: BFA Painting

Solo Exhibitions
2017
Scale Without Measure / Lightwork, Syracuse NY, USA

2016
Still Departures: Sultan Gallery. Kuwait City, KW
Imagined Measures - Gallery 39K, Lahore, PK

2015
fragile states -  East Wing, Dubai, UAE

2014
His Passing Cover: 15th FotoFest Bienniel. O'Kane Gallery, University of Houston, USA

2011
Quiet Crossings: Korn Gallery, Drew University, Madison Wisconsin, USA

2005
Six Months in Sana’a:
UNESCO Palace, Beirut, LBN

Selected Group Exhibitions
2020
'In Transit' - with Gohar Dashti (IR), Tanya Habjouqa (JO), Daniel Castro Garcia (UK), & Stefanie Zofia Schulz (DE), Crawford Art Gallery, Cork Ireland (Through September 2020).

'In Transit' - with Gohar Dashti (IR), Tanya Habjouqa (JO), Daniel Castro Garcia (UK), & Stefanie Zofia Schulz (DE)
Stadtgalerie Saarbrucken, Germany (opening in September 2020).

2019
'In Transit' - with Gohar Dashti (IR), Tanya Habjouqa (JO), Daniel Castro Garcia (UK), & Stefanie Zofia Schulz (DE)
Lunder Arts Centre, Lesley University, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
'In Transit' - with Gohar Dashti (IR), Tanya Habjouqa (JO), Daniel Castro Garcia (UK), & Stefanie Zofia Schulz (DE)
San Diego State University Downtown Gallery, San Diego, California, US (April 2019)
'In Transit' - with Gohar Dashti (IR), Tanya Habjouqa (JO), Daniel Castro Garcia (UK), & Stefanie Zofia Schulz (DE)
San Francisco Camerawork, San Francisco, California, US (January 2019)

2018
'In Transit' - with Gohar Dashti (IR), Tanya Habjouqa (JO), Daniel Castro Garcia (UK), & Stefanie Zofia Schulz (DE)Blue Sky Gallery, Portland Oregon, US
74 million million million tons (featuring 10 international artists), Sculpture Center, New York, NY, USA

2017
»Odarodle – an imaginary their_story of naturepeoples, 1535-2017 (Public Shadows), Schwules Museum Berlin, DE

2016
Regards Sur Beyrouth: Photomed Photo Festival, La Friche Belle de Mai, Marseille, FR
In Between / In Transit, Galeri Image, Aarhus, DK
Scarlet Muse, Daniel Cooney Fine Art, New York, NY, USA
Alien Territory, Mediterranean Photography Festival, Rethymno, Crete, GR

2015
Première Biennale Des Photographes Du Monde Arabe Contemporain, Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris, FR
Greetings To Those Who Asked About Me, Contemporary Image Collective, Cairo, EG
I Spy With My Little Eye…, The Mosaic Rooms, London, UK
I Spy With My Little Eye…, Casa Arabe, Madrid, SP
Voies Off - 20th Anniversary Celebration Projection during Rencontres Des Arles, FR

2014

Shangri La: Imagined Cities, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA USA 
Unsaid, Unheard, Untitled, Villa Paradiso, Beirut, LBN
Confluence: Photographic based works from the Contemporary Middle East, VCUQatar Gallery, Doha, QA
New Africa: Kulte, Casablanca, MA
Community Supported Art: Katara Art Center, Doha, QA
Islam Contemporary: Rosenthal Gallery, Fayetteville State University, Fayetteville, North Carolina USA

2013
Islam Contemporary: Lichtenstein Center for the Arts, Pittsfield Massachusetts, USA
Another Time: The Running Horse Contemporary Art Space, Beirut, LBN
On Covering One's Back: Gezira Art Center, Cairo, Egypt

2013
I Exist (In Some Way): Look/13: Liverpool International Photography Festival, Liverpool, UK
Open Wound: The Empty Quarter, Dubai, UAE

2012
Exposure 2012: Beirut Art Center, Beirut, LBN
A Territory of Resistance: The Running Horse Contemporary Art Space, Beirut, LBN
The Curve: CENTER, Santa Fe, NM, USA
Le Corps découvert: l’Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris, FR
American Dream: Detroit Project, Detroit, MI USA
Woman’s Committee of the Philadelphia Museum of Art Photography Portfolio Competition, Philadelphia, PA, USA

2011
Untitled, 12th Istanbul Biennial: Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts, Istanbul, TR
reGeneration2: Tomorrow’s Photographers Today
       Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, NC, USA
       Centro de las Artes, Monterrey, CA, USA
       Caochangdi PhotoSpring Festival, Beijing, CN 
       Galerie Azzedine Alaïa, Paris, FR
       Aperture Foundation, New York, Ny USA

2010
reGeneration2: Tomorrow’s Photographers Today,
       
Musée de l'Elysée, Lausanne, CH
       Rencontres d’Arles, Arles, FR
       Flash Forward Festival, Toronto, Ont, CA
       Pingyao International Photography Festival, Pingyao, CN
       Michaelis Gallery, Cape Town, ZA
Night Gallery 2010: Fotoweek DC: Architectural Illuminations, Washington DC, USA 
Land - Country Life in the Urban Age: Noorderlicht Photofestival, Groningen, NL
Daydream Nation: Philadelphia Photo Arts Center, Philadelphia, PA USA

2009
We Belong Together: Space, New York, NY USA

2008
Photography MFA Thesis Show:
Green Gallery, New Haven, CT USA
X Initiative, Blind Spot Benefit: David Zwirner, New York, NY USA


Awards, Scholarships, and Fellowships
2017
Boffo Fire Island Art Camp
Mophradat: Grants for Artists/ Digital Methodologies (Award to marra.tein residency)
Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar: Faculty Research Grant - Public Shadows

2016
Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar: Distinguished Achievement in Research, QA 
Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar: Faculty Research Grant

2015
Light Work Artist in Residency, Syracuse NY
Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar, Faculty Research Grant, QA

2014

Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar, Faculty Research Grant, QA
FOAM: Paul Huf Award, Nominee, Amsterdam NL
MACK: First Book Award, Nominee

2013
Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar, Faculty Research Grant, Shifting Grounds, QA
FOAM: Paul Huf Award, Nominee, NL
MACK: First Book Award, Nominee

2012
Aaron Siskind Foundation: Individual Photographer’s Fellowship USA 
Philadelphia Museum of Art: Photography Portfolio Competition  USA
Fulbright US Scholar Grant: Teaching / Research Award, EG
CENTER: Choice Awards, Gallerist’s Choice (2nd Place), USA
FOAM: Paul Huf Award, Nominee, Amsterdam NL

2011
CENTER: Santa Fe Prize, Nominee, USA
Massachusetts Cultural Council: Artist Fellowship, Finalist, USA
Magenta Foundation: Flash Forward, Emerging Photographers, USA

2009 .
Yale University: Alice Kimball English Travel Fellowship, USA

2008
Yale University: Richard Benson Scholarship for Excellence in Photography, USA


Visiting Artist, Academic Service & Panelist

2017
Light Work Residency, Syracuse, New York, NY

2013
In Conversation: Photographers George Awde & Yasser Alwan. Gezira Art Center, Cairo
Portfolio Reviews: Contemporary Image Collective, Cairo
Conference Planning Committee: Navigating the Tides: Urbanism in the Middle East, Doha

2011
Massachusetts College of Art, Visiting Artist Lecturer, Color Class, USA
Wesleyan University, Visiting Artist Lecturer, Intro to Photography, USA
Drew University, Visiting Artist Lecturer, Artist Talk, USA
Lebanese American University, Visiting Jury Panelist, Midterm/Final: Architectural Translation, LBN
American University of Beirut, Visiting Artist Lecturer - TALK20 Beirut - 5th Edition, LBN

2010
Massachusetts College of Art, Visiting Artist Lecturer – Alumni Panel, USA
Bunker Hill Community College, Visiting Artist Lecturer


Selected Bibliography

2018
Family - Aperture Magazine, edition 233, Aperture Foundation, NY USA
In Transit - Exhibition Catalogue, Blue Sky Books (Chris Rauschenberg), Portland Oregon, USA

2017
Contact Sheet No.191 / March 2017, Light Work Lab Prepress, Syracuse, NY, USA

2015
Where Light Falls, Gallery Feature by Laura Barlow, ArteEast Quarterly, the Global Platform for Middle East Arts

2014
Shangri La: Imagined Cities, DCA City of Los Angeles 2014
        Suspended Disclosure: The Photography of George Awde, Essay by Daniel Brendt
New Africa: Exhibition Catalogue, Kulte
FotoFest 2014 Biennial Catalogue, Fotofest International, Houston TX USA

2013
Beirut En Revue:Peeping Tom’s Digest #3

2012 
Beirut's Body Politics and Photography: Daily Star, Lebanon
Le corps découvert: Institut Du Mond Arabe
Untitled (12th Istanbul Biennial): Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts
100 Artists to Watch: Modern Painters
Gorge Awde: Fraction Magazine, USA 

2011
Quiet Crossings, Kinship, and Intimacy in Lebanon and Northeast Syria: Jadaliyya
reGeneration2: Tomorrow’s Photographers Today: Aperture Foundation, USA
Flash Forward 2011: Magenta Foundation
Wip12 - 10 Lebanese Photographers: Wip

2010
Noorderlicht Photofestival, Land – Country Life in the Urban Age: Noorderlicht Foundation
Inside the Restless City: George Awde: The National
Daydream Nation: Philadelphia Photo Arts Center

2009
Yale MFA Photography 2009: Photography is Easy; Photography is Difficult, Yale University

2008
Encyclopedia of Arab American Artist: Artists of the American Mosaic, Greenwood Press

2005
An Artist Explores His Arab Roots: Bulletin Today:American University of Beirut

Visiting Artist, Academic Service & Panelist
2012- Present
Co-founder/Co-director for marra.tein Residency Initiative, Beirut, LBN

2015
Fire Station Artist in Residence, Qatar Museum Authority: Consultant 

2014

Mathaf Arab Museum of Modern Art, Artist Encounters Workshop: Instructor 
Beirut Art Center Benefit Auction:Beirut Art Center, Beirut
20th Annual Watermill Center Summer Benefit: The Watermill Center, NY
Fire Station Artist in Residence, Qatar Museum Authority: Consultant 
East Wing Gallery / FOAM Masterclass: Master 
Darkroom Gallery: Juror for exhibition XY 
Camera Club of New York, Artist Talk, NYC
VCUArts (Home Campus): Visiting Artist Lecturer
VCUArts (Home Campus): Studio Visits with Grad Students
Syracuse University, Visiting Artist Lecturer, History of Contemporary Photography, Syracuse, NY USA
Syracuse University, Studio Visits with Grad Students, NY , USA
University of Houston Downtown, Artist Talk, Houston, TX, USA

2013
Katara Art Centre, Jurist for Summer Diaries Photography Exhibition, Doha, Qatar
Duruq Al Tawaya Project & Contemporary Image Collective: Portfolio Reviewer, Abu Dhabi
Darb 1718 Art Space: Workshop: Conceptualizing Visions, Cairo, Egypt  
Contemporary Image Collective: Workshop: Be-Coming: Picturing Our Future, Cairo, Egypt 
Gezira Art Center, In Conversation: Photographers George Awde & Yasser Alwan. Cairo, Egypt
Portfolio Reviewer: Contemporary Image Collective, Cairo, Egypt
Conference Planning Committee: Navigating the Tides: Urbanism in the Middle East, Doha Qatar

2011
Arab Image Foundation: Conservation and Large Format Photography Workshop, Beirut 2011
Massachusetts College of Art, Visiting Artist Lecturer, Color Class, USA
Wesleyan University, Visiting Artist Lecturer, Intro to Photography, USA
Drew University, Visiting Artist Lecturer, Artist Talk
Lebanese American University, Visiting Jury Panelist, Midterm/Final: Architectural Translation
American University of Beirut, Visiting Artist Lecturer - TALK20 Beirut - 5th Edition

2010
Massachusetts College of Art, Visiting Artist Lecturer – Alumni Panel
Bunker Hill Community College, Visiting Artist Lecturer  

2008
X Initiative, Blind Spot Benefit: David Zwirner, New York USA

Press
2014
L.A. Islam Arts Initiative to open shows at Barnsdall: LA TIMES, Culture Monster 

Collections
Vassar College Art Museum - The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Centre, Poughkeepsie, New York, USA
Musée de l'Elysée, Lausanne, Switzerland
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Aaron Siskind Archive at the Center for Creative Photography, Tucson, Arizona, USA
Katrine Harries Print Cabinet, UCT, Michaelis School of Fine Art, Cape Town, South Africa
Light Work Collection, Syracuse, New York, USA

Foundations / Affiliations
Co-founder / Co-Director, marra.tein Residency Initiaive, Beirut, Lebanon (2012 to present)
Board Member Arab Image Foundation (2018)

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