CV





CV

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Born:
09.01.1984 in Beirut, Lebanon
Living and working between Beirut and Berlin since 2009


Education
2003/2008 ............ Masters in cinema studies and film directing,
                                Lebanese Academy of fine Arts ALBA, Beirut, Lebanon
2002 ...................... Baccalauréat Français, Beirut, Lebanon


Exhibitions (selection)
2017 Kino Lux, Haus der Architektur, Cologne, Germany
2017 City Symphony, Art-lab Berlin, Germany
2016 Irak on Moon, Intervisions #3 Cosmos America, Ball Haus Ost, Berlin, Germany
2016 Höhenrausch, Eigen Art Lab, Berlin, Germany
2015/16 I Spy with my little eye, Mosaic Rooms, London / Casa Arabe, Madrid & Cordoba
2015 Kino Hollywood, Northern Spark Festival, Minneapolis MN, USA
2015 Art & Archives, Office de tourism - Beirut, Lebanon
2015 Creme de la creme (Solo), Gepäckausgabe Kunstverein, Glarus, Switzerland
2015 Where When What Why, Group Exhibition, M29 Richter . Brückner, Cologne, Germany
2015 Milk Bar Oasis (Solo), Matjö – Raum für Kunst- Art & Archives, Cologne, Germany
2014 And all together now, Editions, M29 Richter . Brückner, Cologne, Germany
2014 Passé Simple Futures Composés images en contre champs, centre 104 Paris, France
2014 Sommer Frische Kunst, Werkstatt, Badgastein, Austria
2014 Golden Rush Video Works by Ashkal Alwan in Metropolis cinema Beirut; Lebanon
2013 Journeys through our heritage exhibition, Beirut Exhibition Center, Lebanon
2013 Kino Apollo at SBB Areal, Zürich; Switzerland
2013 The White sheets of Berlin, with Rabih Mroue Hebbel Theater, Berlin
2011/12 'Museum as a Hub', BAC, New Museum, New York, USA
2011 I.C.S.P , New York curated by 98 weeks, New York, USA
2011 Kino Adriano, Museo Nitsch & Lanificio25, with the Goethe Institut Naples; Italy
2010 TRIO a study on horses in the city, installation, Visual Art Damascus, Syria
2010 Illinx #1 Launch, screening and artist talk, ProQM Berlin
2010 98weeks SOUK, No Soul for Sale Exhibition, Tate Modern, London; UK
2009 Hamburger never dies; Subvision, Hamburg, Germany
2009 Kino Skarpa, Fenix Cities, Raster Galery; Warsaw , Poland
2009 Kino Vendome, Mar Mkhael, 98weeks, Beirut , Lebanon


Screenings (selection)
2017 BBC Arabic, Alternative cinema, London / Broadcast
2016 Kino Kolle, Hopfe, Leipzig, Germany
2016 Videoex Guest City Beirut, Zurich, Switzerland
2015 One Immaterial Collection, Beirut Art Center, Lebanon
2015 Huna/k, NRW Dortmund, Germany
2015 Speise Kino, Orient Heat, ZK/U Berlin, Germany
2014 Passe Simple Futures Composes images en contre champs, centre 104 Paris, France
2013 Il faut Bruler pour briller platforme de perf. planetaire, Paris, France
2013 Videoex, Architektur im Experimental Film, Zürich; Switzerland
2013 Vitrine Bermondsey Square, Another screening on Beirut, London
2013 BBC Arabic, Alternative cinema, London / Broadcast
2012 Rencontres Inter. Paris Berlin Madrid , BAC, Beirut, Lebanon
2012 Oberhausen kurz Film Tage, Germany / International Distribution
2012 Screening, Arab film festival Berlin, Germany
2011 Rotterdam film Festival and visual art Damascus
2011 I.C.S.P , New York curated by 98 weeks, New York
2011 Video Works by Ashkal Alwan in Metropolis cinema Beirut; Lebanon 

Projects in collaboration (selection)
2017 Color Club -Diaries of Light Workshop tutor, Super8 hand processing , Deutsche Kinemathek, Berlin, DE
2017 Unterwegs Workshop tutor, 35mm photography with Asylum seekers, Deutsche Kinemathek, Berlin, DE
2016 Color Club Workshop tutor, Super8 hand processing, Raster Beton & GFZK & D21, Leipzig, DE
2016 Color Club Workshop tutor, Super8 hand processing, Atelier de l'observatoir, Casablanca Morocco
2016 Pomegrenade Video Clip, Mikala Hyldig Dal, Cinematography, Berlin, Germany
2015/16 Terra Nova, Constanze Fischbeck & Sascha Bunge, Cinematography, Berlin, Germany
2015 Who's Afraid? , Mikala Hyldig Dal, Cinematography, Berlin, Germany
2015 Videonale 15, curator of "the revolutionary" screening, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Germany
2014 Staats•theater #5 Beirut Daniel Kötter & Constanze Fischbeck, Cinematography, Beirut LB
2013 Color Club Workshop tutor, Super8 hand processing, BeirutArtCenter Mansion, Beirut, LB
2013 The Ugly One feature film, Assistant director, written by Masao Adachi, directed by Eric Baudelaire
2012 White wall, Curator, Graffiti show Beirut Art Center, Beirut, Lebanon
2012 Color Club Workshop tutor, Super8 and 16mm hand processing in collaboration with Labor Berlin
2011 Studio Baalbeck film Archive, restoration, more then 560 rolls of 35&16mm reported, UMAM
2011 The Anabasis of May Fusako, Masao Adachi and 27 years without images, assistant director

Residencies
2018 Civitella Ranieri foundation, July & August, Umbria, Italy
2015 Gepäck Ausgabe, 21st April to 1st May Kunst Haus Glarus, Switzerland
2015 FD13 Residency, June and July, in Mineapolis USA
2015 Art & Archive residency 1st of April to 30th of June, Cologne, Germany
2014 Sommer Frische Kunst 27th June to 27th July Art residency Badgastein, Austria
2014 Beirut Film Station 1st of February to 31st of March, Beirut, Lebanon

Grants
2016 Cultural Resource Production Awards Program
2016 Kultur Amt der Stadt Köln
2014 Video Works Ashkal Alwan  
2011 Video Works Ashkal Alwan

Videography (selection)
2017 In the ruins of Baalbeck Studios -  Super8 & 16mm on high definition - 47min
2015 Die Gespenterei 2 - 16mm on high definition - 6min
2014 A tragic tale of fire, water, and radon - Super8 on high definition - 3min
2013 Golden rush - Super8 & 16mm on high definition - 40min
2012 Visit to the white house - Double channel Super 8 on high definition - 3min  
2011 E.D.L - Super8 on video - 21min
2009 Trio a study on horses in the city - double channel digital video - 15min

Publications
Lux Kino - Poster program  -  Cologne Germany 2017  
I spy with my little eye, catalogue Mosaic rooms, London, 2016
NS Dokumentationszentrum der Stadt Köln Jahresbericht 2015
Ten views from EDL, Artist book, + Tape Music for EDL, Beirut -Berlin Lebanon Germany 2015
Milk Bar Oasis Leaflet, Berlin-Cologne-Beirut 2015  
Kino Apollo - Poster program - Zurich Switzerland 2013 
Peeping Tom Digest #3 Beirut, Paris France 2013
Arabic Graffiti, From here to Fame, En. Ar. Fr. versions, Berlin Germany 2011
How to make nice things happen #0, 98weeks publications, Beirut Lebanon 2010
Kino Vendome, limited artist book, Siska, Beirut Lebanon 2009