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LATENT BORDER(S)
IN THE RUINS OF BAALBECK STUDIOS
E.D.L
BAKHTAK/NIGHT HAG 
DIE GESPENSTEREI 2
IRAK ON MOON
A TRAGIC TALE OF FIRE WATER & RADON
GOLDEN RUSH
DAS KINO PROJEKT

VISIT TO THE WHITE HOUSE
BEIRUT NEVER DIES
MILK BAR OASIS
COLOR CLUB LAB

I TOLD YOU IT`S GONNA BE BIG
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CV

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Born
09.01.1984 in Beirut, Lebanon
Living and working between Beirut and 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
Arabic, English, French, German

Exhibitions (selection)
2020 Sunnosphere, Jazzfest Berliner Fest Spiele, Silent Green, Berlin
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
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)
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 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, 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
2022 Global exchange stipends of the Federal State of Berlin-Visual Arts: L.A
2020 Research Grant from the Senate Department for Culture and Europe in Berlin
2018 Research Grant from the Senate Department for Culture and Europe in Berlin
2017/19 Bbk studio stipend, 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)
2019 Latent Border(s)- 16mm installation - 14min
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

Prints
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
Ten views from EDL, Artist book 100 prints + Tape Music for EDL , Beirut -Berlin 2015
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
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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