Becoming: Girls, Women and Coming of Age - Pulse Miami Art Fair, Pictura Gallery, USA
Becoming: Girls, Women and Coming of Age - Pictura Gallery, Bloomington Indiana USA
Deux Univers: Enfants et Femmes - Galerie Janie Rubeiz, Beirut, Lebanon

Becoming: Girls, Women and Coming of Age - East Wing Gallery, Dubai
A Girl and Her Room, Galerie Eupenspiegel, Basel Switzerland 

Women of the Middle East, Toot Yung Art Gallery, Bangkok Thailand
Ordinary Lives, Arab-American Museum, Dearborn Michigan, USA
Deserted Spaces and Ordinary Lives, 
curated by Kinzelman Art Fotofest 2014, Bank of American Center, Houston TX, USA
Women of the Middle East, Alliance Francaise de Singapore, Singapore

L'Enfant-Femme, Carroll and Sons Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
A Girl and Her Room,
Galerie Lichtblick, Cologne, DE
A Girl and Her Room,
Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg, DE

2012 – 2013
Ordinary Lives: Women of the Middle East, Sana Gallery, Singapore

A Girl and Her Room,
SouthEast Museum of Photography, Daytona Beach, FL, USA
A Girl and Her Room, 
Blue Sky Gallery, Portland Oregon, USA
Girls In Between: Portraits of Identity Photographic Resource Center Boston, Massachusetts, USA
A Girl and Her Room, Leica Gallery, Warsaw, PL
A Girl and Her Room, Umbrage Gallery, Brooklyn New York, USA
A Girl and Her Room, Leica Headquarters Gallery, Solms, DE
A Girl and Her Room , Galerie Janine Rubeiz, Beirut, LB
A Girl and Her Room, The Foster Gallery, Dedham Massachusetts, USA

A Girl and Her Room, The Mosaic Rooms at the A.M Qattan Foundation, London, UK
Portraits of Teenagers
, Houston Center for Photography, Houston, Texas, USA
A Girl and Her Room
, De Santos Gallery, Houston, Texas, USA,

A Girl and Her Room, Gallery of Photography B&B, Bielsko Biala, PL
A Girl and Her Room, Schneider Gallery, Chicago, Illinois, USA
A Girl and Her Room, Gallery Kayafas, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Ordinary Lives, The Mosaic Rooms Gallery, London UK
Ordinary Lives, Mt Ida College Gallery, Brookline Massachusetts, USA
Ordinary Lives, MANEGE, by invitation, St. Petersburg RU
Ordinary Lives, The Institute of Contemporary Art, ICA Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Ordinary Lives, Galerie Janine Rubeiz, Beirut, LB

Contrapuntal Lines, A tribute to Edward Said
, Koppelman Gallery, Tufts University, Medford/Somerville, Massachusetts, USA
Women of Islam in the Aftermath of War, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Lebanon at the Crossroads, Michigan State University, Lansing, Michigan, USA
The Veil, 
Center for Contemporary Arts, Abilene, Texas, USA
The Veil, Council for Foreign Relations, New York City, New York, USA
Lebanon at the Crossroads,
Gallery Kayafas, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Aftermath of War, Blue Sky Gallery, Portland Oregon, USA

The Veil, Silver Eye Center for Photography, Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, USA
The Veil,
Cambridge Multicultural Arts Center, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA


Aftermath: The Fallout of War - America and the Middle East, Harn Museum of Modern Art, Gainesville Florida, USA
Photographing the Female, Focus Photography Festival, Sun Mill Studios Compound Lower Parel, Mumbai, India (March) 

Mortal Things: Portraits Look Back and Forth, Tufts University Art Gallery, Medford, Massachusetts, USA
A Fragile Balance - Flash Forward Photo Festival, Fort Point Arts Community Gallery, Boston Massachusetts, USA
She Who Tells A Story - National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington D.C., USA

She Who Tells a Story: Women Photographers from Iran and the Arab World, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburg Pennsylvania, USA. 
'She Who Tells a Story: Women Photographers from Iran and The Arab World'', Cantor Arts Center,
San Francisco California, USA. 
'Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize Exhibition' - National Portrait Gallery, London, UK
Menschenskinder: Children's Worlds Between Desire and Reality - Arp Museum, Remagen, Germany

Breaking Ground: Contemporary Photography, College of William an Mary,
Williamsburg, Virginia, USA

A Source of Identity: Contrasting Personal Environments,

Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, New Hampshire, USA

Outspoken: Six Women Photographers
, Nesto Gallery at Milton Academy,
Milton, New England, USA

The Middle East Revealed: A Female Perspective, Howard Greenberg Gallery,
New York, New York, USA

Beirut: Bridge to Palestine,
Beirut Exhibition Center, Beirut, LBN

The Other and Me, Sharjah Art Museum, Sharjah UAE

Ladies Only – Contemporary Women Photographers, Tsereteli Museum of Modern Art, Tbilisi Georgia.

“She Who Tells a Story: Women Photographers from Iran and The Arab World”, Exhibition curated by Ms. Kristen Gresh, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

International Photography Festival of Rome Book Exhibition, curated by Douglas Stockdale, Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Fotografia 2012, Rome, IT

Women on the Verge, Women Photographers from the Middle East, The Empty Quarter Gallery, Dubai, UAE

A Girl and Her Room, curated by Robert Morton, Lishui Photo Festival, China

Ordinary Lives, Rome Photo Festival, Rome, IT

Rebirth, Beirut Exhibition Center, curated by Janine Maamari and Danièle Giraudy, 
Conservateur Général des Musées de France, Beirut, LBN

Winner Legacy Award 2011, Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, Massachusetts, USA

Photo National 2011, University of Maine Museum of Art, Bangor, Maine, USA

Off the Wall, Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham, Massachusetts, USA

Exposure 2011, Photographic Resource Center: Exposure 2011, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Group Exhibition, curated by Dr. Jörg Colberg, Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, Massachusetts, USA

Group Exhibition, Newspace Center for Photography, Portland Oregon, USA

I-95 Triennial Invitational Exhibition, University of Maine Museum of Art, Orono Maine, USA
Abdijdmuseum Ten Duinen, Koksijde Belgium: Act of Faith Noorderlicht Photography, Groningen, NL

International Art of the Lebanese Diaspora
winners exhibition, Beirut Exhibition Center, Beirut, LBN

2009 - 2010
Beyond Place: Recent Photography Acquisitions, Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon, USA

Three Concerned Women, Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, Massachusetts, USA

New England Photographer’s Biennial, Danforth Museum of Art,
New England Photographer’s Biennial, Framingham, Massachusetts, USA

The Pursuit of Happiness, Noorderlicht Photofestival, Groningen, NL

MCC Grant Recipients Exhibition, Trustman Art Gallery, Simmons College, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Photographs of Children from the
Permanent Collection, De Cordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, Massachusetts, USA

MCC Grant Recipients Exhibition, Arsenal Center for the Arts,
Watertown, Massachusetts, USAHouston Center for Photography, 25th Anniversary Exhibition, curated by Anne Tucker,

Moving Walls International, sponsored by OSI, Soros Foundation, Espace SD, Beirut, LB.

9th International Photography Gathering,
Le Pont Gallery, Aleppo Syria


A Girl and Her Room, by Umbrage Editions NY, essays by Anne Tucker, curator of photographs Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and Susan Minot, author of Evenings and Monkeys

Ordinary Lives,
by the Quantuck Lane Press and WW Norton, NY, essay by the late Anthony Shadid, 2004 and 2010 Pulitzer Prize Winner for international reporting, and poetry by American-Palestinian poet Lisa Majaj.


A Girl and Her Room selected best book of 2012: Photo-Eye, PDN, Journal de la Photographie, Feature Shoot, USA

The George Gund Foundation Annual Report 2011 Commission Award

The Legacy Award 2011, Griffin Museum of Photography, awarded by Ms. Debra Klomp, 
Klomching Gallery New York, New York, USA

Recipient of the Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist Fellowship 2011 & 2007 , USA

First Prize “Off the Wall” 2011, Danforth Museum of Art, by Ms. Susan L. Stoops curator of 
Contemporary Arts, Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, Massachussets, USA


Runner-Up: L’Enfant-Femme, Silver Eye Center for Photography Fellowship Competition 
2012, Juror’s Commendation Award, Juror: Ms. Julie Saul, Julie Saul Gallery, New York, USA

Finalist, The European Publishers Award for Photography 2011, juried by 5 European 
publishers: Actes Sud (France), Apeiron (Greece), Dewi Lewis Publishing (Great Britain), 
Kehrer Verlag (Germany) and Peliti Associati (Italy)

Winner Honorable Mention UNICEF Picture of the year award 2010, A Girl and her Room
COLOR Magazine Portfolio Spotlight Award 2010

People's Choice Award, A Girl and her Room, for finest photography in New England, USA

Top 50 Winner, Critical Mass, Photolucida 2010 (2009, 2008, 2007)

Winner 2nd Place for Px3 – Prix de la Photographie Paris for the Aftermath

Winner 3rd Place: Art of the Lebanese Diaspora, Beirut, LB

Honorable Mention: CENTER Project Competition Award, 2010 A Girl and her Room, Santa Fe New Mexico, USA

Honorable Mention: CENTER Curator’s Choice Award, A Girl and her RoomSanta Fe New Mexico, USA

Winner First Place: Best Photo Essay the 2009 Ippies Award: Refugees: Aftermath of War in
Lebanon, published in Nueva Luz #13, by the New York Community Media Alliance , USA


'Au Lendemain de l'Enfance' Maire Claire, December 2016
'Rania Matar: Invisible Children at C. Grimaldis Gallery' Photograph: November 2016
De Méres en Filles, Pour Devenir Femmes..." L'Orient Le Jour November 2016'
Rania Matar: Deux Univers, Filles et Femmes' Le Commerce du Levant 
November 2016
'Looking at the Invisible Children Growing Up as Refugees' Hyperallergic: 4 October, 2016


She Who Tells a Story: Women Photographers from Iran and the Arab World, MFA Exhibition Book, Kristen Gresh and Michket Krifa 

Bridge to Palestine  Beirut Exhibition Center with Mark Hachem Gallery, Exhibition Catalog
L’Oeil de la PhotographieInterview with Elizabeth Avedon
Fraction Magazine: Women Coming of Age – A Work in Progress by Rania Matar,
The Huffington Post: Four Contemporary Women Photographers Who Put The Middle East in Perspective
CBS News: Women Photographers of the Middle East
The Detroit News: Striking Museum Exhibit Reveal Everyday Life, Michael Hodges
Femina Magazine, Sweden: Women to Watch in 2014
EXIT Imagen y Cultura, What Remains,


Le Monde Diplomatique, Magazine M:
“Chambres d’ados avec point”, Emilie Grangeray, 

Kurier, Austria - Kultur section:
Junge Frauen in ihren privaten, Gemachern, Interview 
Mathias Morscher
REORIENT Middle Eastern Art and Culture Magazine: Ordinary Lives: Women from the Middle East, Joobin Bekhrad


Doc! Photo Magazine,
Portfolios: Rania Matar
The Strait Times, Life section, Singapore: "Make Room for Girl" by Akshita Nanda
Bloomberg News,
by Frederik Balfour in Hong Kong, Sana Gallery Exhibition Review
Visual Art Source,
Blue Sky Gallery Exhibit Review, Richard Speer
Boston Globe:
Photographing the Transition from Girl to Woman, Exhibition Review, Mark 
Landscape Stories Book, Exhibition and Magazine, Italy:
Adolescence, Gianpaolo Arena,
Ariadne Photo Gallery, Athens Greece,
You are my Mirror, exhibition catalog
Daytona Beach News Journal:
Photos capture girls caught “between two worlds”, Rick de 
Gente di Fotografia Photography Magazine,
Italy, Portfolio: A Girl and Her Room
Marie Claire, Greece:
Keep Out -- A Girl and Her Room
Photo District News:
Girl Uninterrupted, PDN pick of the month,
GEO Magazine, Germany:
KOSMOS: A Girl and Her Room,
De Morgen Newspaper, Belgium: Mijn kamer, mijn koninkrijk (A Girl and Her Room), 
Charlotte Van Hacht, June 2012
The Daily Mail, UK, A Girl and Her Room, by Olivia Flemming, June 2012

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