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

Education
2003/08 Masters in cinema studies and film directing Lebanese Academy of fine Arts ALBA Beirut, Lebanon
2002 French Baccalauréat, Beirut, Lebanon

Languages
The following languages (and their respective slang): Arabic, English, French, German



Presentations [selection of exhibitions and performances]



2023 Merch Merch Merch , Rooms with a view exhibition, Kunst Haus Mitte, Berlin, Germany

2023 Port Fiction, Exhibition, Imagine The City, Hamburg, Germany

2022 B7bk, 100 Neue Wörter…, Performance, Literarturforum im Brecht Haus, Berlin, Germany

2022 Latent Border(s), Distant Divides, exhibition, Halle 14, Leipzig, Germany

2022 Das Kino Projekt, Berlinale Forum Expanded exhibition, Berlin, Germany

2021 Kino Al Amir, in collab. with Hopscotch reading room & Künstler Hof Frohnau, Berlin, Germany

2021 Redeem, platform for & with culturalworkers bridging Beirut & Berlin, Lebanon & Germany

2020 Sunnosphere, Jazzfest Berliner Fest Spiele, Silent Green, Berlin, Germany

2019 Walking Through Walls, Gropius Bau, Berlin, Germany

2019 Im Amerika, a contribution to the exhibition Deadly Affairs, Extra city, Antwerp, Belgium

2018 Bakhtak, Performance installation, Intervisions, Hamburg, Germany

2018 Symphony of a Construction Site, Humboldt Forum, Berlin, Germany

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

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



Curatorial Work 


2021-ongoing redeem, platform for & with culturalworkers bridging Beirut & Berlin

2009-ongoing Das Kino Projekt, multiple cities incl. Beirut, Naples, Zürich, Cologne, Minneapolis

2012 White Wall, Exhibition Beirut Art Center, Beirut, Lebanon   


Screenings [selection]


2023  Port Fiction, Haus Kunst Hamburg,  Germany

2023 A Screening of Civitellian, Civitella Ranieri, Office, New York USA

2022 The Whole Life Academy, HKW, Haus Der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin

2021 Aflamuna, online streaming website, Beirut

2020 Universal Periphery, Out of Focus, Sinema Transtopia, Berlin

2020 Beirut over and over again, Solidarity-Screening, Berlin and other cities

2020 Covideo19.art, online platform, Rio de Janeiro

2019 TIER the institute for endotic research, Berlin

2018 SAVVY contemporary, how does the world breathe now? N°47, Berlin

2018 Berlinale, Forum Expanded, Berlin

2018 Doc Fest Sheffield, England

2018 Cairo Cinema Days, Egypt

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 Video Works by Ashkal Alwan in Metropolis cinema Beirut; Lebanon

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



Residencies



2022 Villa Aurora, Los Angeles, USA

2018 Civitella Ranieri foundation, Umbria, Italy

2015 Gepäck Ausgabe, Kunst Haus Glarus, Switzerland

2015 FD13 Residency, Mineapolis USA

2015 Art & Archive residency, Cologne, Germany

2014 Sommer Frische Kunst, Art residency Badgastein, Austria

2014 Beirut Film Station, Beirut, Lebanon 



Stipends & Prices


2023 Research stipend for performance, Fonds Darstellende Künste

2022 Contemporary art stipend from the Stiftung Kunstfonds, Neu start Kultur

2021 Draußen Stadt stipend for artwork in public space in Berlin

2021 Presentation stipend from the Senate Department for Culture and Europe in Berlin

2021 Contemporary art stipend from the Stiftung Kunstfonds, Neu start Kultur

2020 Global exchange stipends of the Federal State of Berlin-Visual Arts: Villa Aurora Los Angeles

2020 Research stipend from the Senate Department for Culture and Europe in Berlin

2018 Research stipend from the Senate Department for Culture and Europe in Berlin

2017-ongoing BBK studio program support, BBK Berlin

2017 Cultural Resource Production Awards Program

2016 Visual Arts Grant from the Kultur Amt der Stadt Köln

2014 Video Works - Video Grant - Ashkal Alwan

2013 Goethe Institute Napoli - Project Fund

2012 Goethe Institute Beirut - Project Fund

2012 Roberto Cimetta - Travelling Fund

2011 Video Works - Video Grant - Ashkal Alwan



Videography [selection]


2023 The Last of A Time - Super8 & 16mm on video - variable  

2020 Independance Day A Work in Progress - Super8 & on video 7min

2019 Latent Border(s)- 16mm installation & on high. defintion - 18min

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 loop & 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



Artist Prints [selection]



Kino Al Amir - Poster program - 1000 prints - Berlin 2022

Mutaradem - Vinyl Disk - Limited edition of 300 prints - Berlin 2021

Latent Border(s) - publication leaflet - 3000 prints - Gropius Bau - Berlin 2019

In The Ruins Of Baalbeck Studios - 2 x Posters 1000 prints each - Berlin 2018

Lux Kino - Poster program - 1000 prints Cologne 2017

Music for EDL , K7 Tapes – Limited edition of 75 - Christian Blumberg - Beirut -Berlin 2015

Ten views from EDL, Artist book 100 prints

Milk Bar Oasis Leaflet, 500 prints Berlin-Cologne-Beirut 2015

Kino Apollo - 1000 prints Poster program - Zurich Switzerland 2013

Kino Vendome, limited artist book 10 prints, Siska, Beirut Lebanon 2009 



Publications [selection]


DAr - featuring The Perverted Archival Image - Print - Italy 2023

Distant Divides - featuring Latent Border(s) - Newspaper - Berlin Beirut 2020

Walking through walls - Gropius Bau exhibition catalogue - Berlin 2019

Enter - Magazine - featuring the Kino Project -Slovakia 2019

Archiving, Preserving, and Accessing Film... - Publication Saavy Contemporary, Berlin 2018

Imago Mundi - It´s Always Been - Lebanese Contemporary Artists - Lebanon, Italy 2018

I spy with my little eye, catalogue Mosaic rooms, London, 2016

Reviving abandoned spaces , catalogue on Kino project - Beirut 2016

NS Dokumentationszentrum der Stadt Köln Jahresbericht 2015

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

Walking with Francys Alys 98weeks publications, Beirut Lebanon 2009


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