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Turning Points / extensional works

Under the title Turning Points, the Kunsthalle Gießen presents selected works from the Collection von Kelterborn, whose focus lies in politically charged and socially critical works by internationally renowned artists. Against the background of digitalisation and globalisation, the works shown reflect our present day as it is marked by numerous upheavals. In this regard there is a strong focus is on video art.

On blinkvideo we show extensional works like the documentary films of Teboho Edkins and background videos as the City Film West Berlin of The Tödliche Doris.
image: © Teboho Edkins

UNSTILLED LIFE: Artist Animations 1980-2020
Curated by Emma Cousin and Paul Carey-Kent

Why this show, here and now? British artist-curator Emma Cousin and writer-curator Paul Carey-Kent recently pulled together a choice of artist animations, thinking that the increasingly vibrant medium is especially suited to the online emphasis of the locked down art world of 2020. Three of them turned out to be represented by Ron Mandos, making the Amsterdam gallery ideal hosts. The cast is international, and to reflect that Tintype gallery in London and Hamburg’s blinkvideo have joined in with variations on the programme. 
Markus Vater Worlds don’t come easy, 2020

Something Between Us
KAI 10 | ARTHENA FOUNDATION, Düsseldorf

The exhibition „Something Between Us“ focuses on both our contemporary lives and the anthropological constants of interpersonal dealings: love, empathy, security, care and safety on the one hand, and hate, role fixation, dependency, reprimand and exclusion on the other. Something Between Us asks how these structures of togetherness are changing in our digital era.
Thomas Taube OCCIDENT, 2020

REFRACTED REALITIES at VIDEONALE.17

In optics, “refraction” refers to the bending of a beam of light, a change in direction which occurs at the moment when it passes from one medium to another. Through refraction, the light wave alters course, changing the way we perceive the objects it illuminates in the process. This optical deviation requires us to repeatedly correct our gaze, comparing the beginning and end points of our perception with reality, and bringing the object we see clearly into focus. In its figurative sense, refraction refers to a critical reflection on the means and channels of visualization, and by extension the possibility of a rearticulation of our view of things – how they are, were, or apparently always have been.
Image: © Sohrab Hura

NEW: Favorites curated by blinkvideo users

What do you like? Over the next few months, we will be showing here selections of works, compiled by you, as a blinkvideo user.

Stefano Miraglia: Hey Blinkvideo members! Here are my eight "must watch" films and videos. Happy to find in this catalogue some of the works that got me interested in artists' moving image when I was a student! (Guillaume Leblon! Daniel Steegmann Mangrané! Marylène Negro!).

Do you have any favorites on blinkvideo ? Or would you like to focus attention on some video works? Or would you like to compile and show videos on a specific topic? You can do so with the new tool on blinkvideo.
Create a favorites list as follows: When you're logged in, a little sign "add to favorite list" will appear below each video. With the click on it, you add the film to your favorites list. When you have collected all the works, open your favorites list and you can share the list with blinkvideo. We will then receive a message and put the compilation online.
We are very curious about your selection!

Critics’ Pick: Vienna by Nicole Büsing + Heiko Klaas

The group show “Antarctica. An Exhibition on Alienation” was presented in Vienna during the past winter season. Departing from a note written by the Italian cult director Michelangelo Antonioni referring to a potential glacier melting in the Antarctica and a hint to a film, the two curators from the Kunsthalle Wien, Vanessa Joan Müller and Nicolaus Schafhausen, conceived an exhibition on the topic of alienation and contemporary art. The focus was on the latest contemporary photography and video art by the younger generation of artists.
Image: © Isabella Fürnkäs

Expanding Bauhaus.
New Reflections on the Bauhaus Movement in Time-Based Media Art / Goethe Institute Netherlands

A screening series selected by Elke Kania (Cologne), Julia Sökeland (Hamburg) and Ludwig Seyfarth (Berlin)

With its combination of various arts such as painting, photography film, architecture, fashion, product and interior design and textile art, the Bauhaus is still considered the epitome of a technologically advanced modernity. Last but not least, the attempt to create the whole society aesthetically, inspired many artists worldwide.
Image: © Adnan Softic

Johan Grimonprez

Johan Grimonprez’s critically acclaimed work dances on the borders of practice and theory, art and cinema, documentary and fiction, demanding a double take on the part of the viewer. Informed by an archeology of present-day media, his work seeks out the tension between the intimate and the bigger picture of globalization. It questions our contemporary sublime, one framed by a fear industry that has infected political and social dialogue. By suggesting new narratives through which to tell a story, his work emphasizes a multiplicity of realities.
image: © Johan Griminprez

Christoph Faulhaber: Revolution & Architecture

With "Revolution & Architecture" Christoph Faulhaber (* 1972 in Osnabrück, lives in Hamburg) conceives, builds, designs and opens a whole series of very different rooms in the Kunsthalle Osnabrück. In order to discover the revolutionary aspect of these "architectures", one has to look at the social implications of interior design in general. In the forum the visitor then enters Faulhaber's cinematic autobiography "Every Picture is an Empty Picture" as in the eye of the cyclone: The work is split into 15 individual films and surrounds the visitor in a circle.
Image: © Christoph Faulhaber

Stiftung imai – inter media art institute

The Düsseldorf based foundation imai – inter media art institute was founded in 2006 in order to establish an institution in Germany dedicated to the distribution and preservation of media art and associated activities.
Image: © Marcel Odenbach

Featured videos

Federico Adorno
La estancia, 2014

Federico Adorno’s film La estancia was awarded the Grand Prize of the City of Oberhausen at this year’s International Short Film Festival Oberhausen. In its statement the jury said: “Through a succession of subtly constructed tableaux, this powerful film is a profound critique of systematic oppression. Instigated by a massacre amidst a land-rights conflict in Paraguay, this haunting work transcends the local context to voice the struggle for essential freedoms.”Many years ago, while he was working at the Swiss NGO “Helvetas Paraguay”, Adorno travelled long distances into the countryside to film short documentaries with peasants, whom he taught how to use a camera and write short stories, which they then shot together. His last two short films are about land rights and property, and how the extensive ownership of land by just a few landowners gives rise to serious conflicts and problems in rural communities. Isla Alta is about the tensions that surround a community when a wealthy rancher goes missing; La estancia depicts the aftermath of a massacre and is based on true events that happened in Paraguay in 2012.

Tobias Yves Zintel
Breed and Educate, 2018

The Film Breed and Educate is based on a collaborative performance with a class from the Hector-Peterson-Schule Berlin Kreuzberg and the HAU. In numerous task based rehearsals eight pupils between 11 and 13 years explored the possibilties of self-education. Based on various materials from found footage to documentary and staged scenes the film circles around the relationship of controlling and self-empowerment in educational systems. Breed and Educate is circling around the question of how lessons should be organised in times of network and algorthim-based learning. Algorithms and neuronal networks have to master problems only once, after they achieved their goal, results can be duplicated and copied any number of times. Kids on the other hand side have to learn everything step by step, the accumulated knowlede can’t be transfered from on kid to the other by „copy and paste“. An allopoetic system is a trivial system, which can be potentially fully explored, controlled and operated by an observer. With a similar theory in mind, the Prussians started to organise schooling in 1717, to prepare pupils for the Prussian Military Academy. What happens almost 300 years later in a school in Berlin, when the relationship between control and self-empowerment is inverted by postmigrant pupils who breed robots, are educated by them and vice versa? “ In Breed and Educate an automated dionsaur is introduced by a twelfe year old boy: “It’s easily trainable”. While he explains the mode of operation, one sees the parallels: the school wouldn’t have any problems with pupils equipped with a suitable operating system downloaded from the internet. Sounds like an uncanny utopia.” (Katrin Bettina Müller)

Lene Markusen
Grad, 2004

Dieter Kiessling
60 Minutes 360 Degrees GK 2010, 2010

A boy is portrayed with a video camera for an hour on a tennis court.During this time the camera turns through 360 degrees. Meanwhile, the whole space is recorded piece by piece. The boy follows the camera movement slowly thus remaining constantly in the centre of the picture.

Clemens von Wedemeyer
Silberhöhe, 2003

In Halle-Silberhöhe in East Germany, the camera records peri-urban area architecture, prefabricated buildings that are deserted and destined to be demolished. The commentary evokes a film editing technique used by Michelangelo Antonioni in his film, L’Eclisse (1962).

Janet Biggs
Fade to White, 2010

In Fade to White, Biggs delves into the desire to explore remote lands. To create this work, the artist embarked on an expedition in the high Arctic, traveling aboard an ice-class, 2-masted schooner, built in 1910. During the voyage, Biggs filmed Fade to White, focusing on a crew member as he navigated the ship through iceberg filled seas, and paddled a kayak past glacier walls and polar bears. As she photographed the explorer, Biggs tested her own will and endurance. The visual tension of her uncompromising imagery bespeaks their mutual struggle to maintain balance and purpose. Yet, the video also reveals the myth of the solitary white male explorer. Biggs explains, "The desire to hold onto the notion of the 'great white north' as a blank space awaiting interpretation only reinforces the idea of the colonial polar hero. The 'virgin' north has now been mapped, surveyed, and mined, but increased knowledge has not replaced endless fantasies of discovery." Loss and change are implicit in the video's title, Fade to White, which refers to an editing technique used to evoke death or transcendence. Biggs integrated her Arctic imagery with sound and video footage of counter tenor John Kelly, whose age, androgyny, and mournful voice parallel the vanishing Arctic landscape and signal the waning of male dominance.

Rebecca Ann Tess
The Tallest, 2014

The »The Tallest« shows pictures shot on-site of the currently tallest buildings in the world. The high-rises are shown as set pieces of global capitalism, visually disappearing into abstraction. The reduced images are reminding of 3D rendering. The simulated image of these buildings circulates in the media for representational and advertising purposes, becomes a substantial object and the actual spatiality becomes a mockup. The narration is undertaken by a computer voice, it describes the competition for the tallest tower at such divers places as Chicago, Dubai, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Mecca, Nanjing, New York City, Seoul, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Songdo and Taipei.

Johanna Reich
LIGHT ON BLACK ON WHITEHOMAGE TO MALEVICH, 2015

A moving digital light drawing illuminates a white wall. A hand painting a black square on the white surface becomes visible. At the same time the light drawing is painting a light square. In the end the light of the digital light square illuminates the finished black oil painting.

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Basma Alsharif

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Galerie Imane Farès
Imane Farès
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Statement

I have lived my entire life in exile from Palestine. I was born in Kuwait where only nationals are granted citizenship and spent the first eight years of my childhood in France until my family was denied residency and forced to leave. Left without options, we immigrated to the US and began a life in the Midwest – all the while continuing to make yearly visits to the Gaza Strip. My work as an artist has come out of this tumult – it is an articulation of simultaneously being from nowhere and everywhere; it comes from witnessing the passage of time through the erasure of cities, the perpetual redrawing of borders, and the endless change of governing bodies, of cease-fires and failed peace agreements. Yet as deeply rooted in the culture and history of the Middle East as I am, I am equally alien to it. My nationality has shifted three times in the span of 29 years and since 2007 my practice has developed through a nomadic inhabitance of cities like Cairo, Beirut, Amman, Sharjah and most recently Paris. The subjective experience of statelessness and constant migration is one that has come to inform projects revolving around the guise of information through a phenomenological approach in navigating the Question of Palestine. My works seek to embody a kind of placelessness, one that looks beyond a singular experience in the course of exploring the repercussions of history or politics on the everyday and the geopolitical shifts we carry from the past into the future.


Biography

Education

2007
Master of Fine Arts the University of Illinois at Chicago concentration in Photography, Film and Video

2005
Bachelor of Fine Arts the University of Illinois at Chicago concentration in Photography, Film and Video, minor in English literature & composition

2004
Malmö Art Academy
Master of Fine Arts in Visual Arts program, Lund University, Malmö, Sweden

Selected exhibitions

Solo Shows
2015

Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur, SWITZERLAND
Courtisane Film Festival, Ghent BELGIUM
Cinema Dynamo: Solo Program, Centre d’Art Contemporain Geneve, SWITZERLAND
MODULES: FONDATION PIERRE BERGÉ - YVES SAINT LAURENT, Palais De Tokyo, Paris FRANCE

2014
Galerie Imane Fares: Solo Show. Paris FRANCE
Conversations at the Edge: co-hosted by the Gene Siskel Film Center, VDB and SAIC. Chicago USA

2012
the Sharjah Art Foundation, the UAE
A Space Gallery co-presented by the Images
Festival and Trinity Square Video Toronto CANADA;
Darat ElFunun, Amman JORDAN

Group shows and biennials

2015
Arab territories: Constantine, capital of Arab Culture. Palace of Culture. ALGERIA
Echoes and Reverberations: Hayward Gallery. London UK
Deserts, Galerie Imane Farés, Paris FRANCE
Supernova: STUDIOCUR/ART Milan, ITALY
The 5th Riwaq Biennale, Ramallah PALESTINE

2014
The 4D Project: Onomichi City Museum of Art, JAPAN
Disappearing Acts, Herndion Gallery, Antioch College Ohio, USA
Here & Elsewhere: the New Museum, NYC, USA
Berlin Documentary Forum 3, GERMANY
Meeting Points 7: CIC, Cairo EGYPT
Parle Pour Toi: Galerie Marian Goodman, Paris FRANCE

2013
Conversation Pieces: Galerie Art & Essai Rennes FRANCE
Colony of Light / Greater NY, MOMA PS1, NYC USA
Psychic Geographies: Urban Video Project and Light Work, Syracuse NY USA
The Box: Wexner Center for the Arts
On love and other landscapes Basma Alsharif & Yazan Khalili Galerie Imane Farès, Paris FRANCE

2012
the Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris FRANCE
Garden of Eden: The Palais de Tokyo: Paris FRANCE

2011
VideoBrasil, São Paulo BRASIL
CATE Screening Series, Chicago USA
Forum Expanded: the Berlinale, Berlin GERMANY;
ITINERARIOS XVII: Fundación Marcelino Botín,
Santander SPAIN

2010
Manifesta 8: Region of Murcia SPAIN
the Defina Foundation, Edinburgh College of Art UK

2009
Contemporary Art Centre of Souther Australia,
Adelaide AUSTRALIA;
The Sharjah Biennial 9, the UAE

2008
The Jerusalem Show, Al Ma’amal Foundation for Contemporary Art, PALESTINE

Film festivals

2015
Hong Kong International Film Festival, HONG KONG
CROSSROADS Film Festival, San Francisco USA
Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival, SCOTLAND
Filmadrid, Madrid SPAIN
Lima Independiente, PERU
Encuentros del Otro Cine, Quito and Guayaquil ECUADOR
Courtisane Festival, Ghent BELGIUM
Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival, JAPAN

2014
29th Mar del Plata International Film Festival, Mar del Plata, ARGENTINA
Filmmaker Festival: FESTIVAL INTERNAZIONALE DI CINEMA DAL 1980, Milan, ITALY
Projections, the New York Film Festival, USA
25 FPS, Zagreb CROATIA
Image Forum: Yokohama Museum of Art, JAPAN
Ambulante Film Festival, MEXICO
San Francisco International Film Festival, USA
Ann Arbor Film Festival, USA

2013
Featured artist of Art Star Video Art Biennial, SAW Video Media Art Centre. Ottawa CANADA
Wavelengths: Toronto International Film Festival CANADA
Views From The Avant-Garde: New York Film Festival, USA
Guest Artist of the Flaherty Film Seminar, Hamilton NY, USA
Media City Film Festival, Windsor Ontario CANADA
London Palestine Film Festival, UK
FLEX film/video festival, USA
IFFR, the NETHERLANDS

2012
29th Kassel Documentary Film and
Video Festival Kassel GERMANY
the New Media Festival, Seoul KOREA
Videoex Festival Zurich SWITZERLAND

2011
Yamagata International Documentary
Film Festival, JAPAN
Transmedial Berlin GERMANY
the 49th Ann Arbor Film Festival USA
the Images festival, Toronto CANADA

2010
Video_Dumbo, Brooklyn, NY USA
Toronto International Film Festival CANADA
London Palestine Film Festival, UK

2009
Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid
Docudays: Beirut LEBANON
ArabShorts: Goethe Institut, Cairo EGYPT
Chicago Underground Film Festival, USA

2008
Palestine Film Week, Al-Balad Theater
Amman JORDAN
Chicago Palestine Film Festival, USA

2007
Jeu Du Paumes Paris, FRANCE
ARTEAST, NYC USA

Awards and grants

2015
LOOP Fair Prize acquisition CATALONIA RAMBLES: the Best Gallery Proposal and Best Exhibited Work, Barcelona SPAIN

2014
Winner of the International Competition at VIDEOEX Experimental Film & Video Festival Zurich

2013
Canada Arts Council Grant: Visiting Foreign Artist Programme
Honorable Mention: Media City Film Festival

2012
3rd Prize in the Experimental category:
Athens International Film & Video Festival, Ohio USA
Step Beyond Grant: European Cultural Foundation

2011
Canada Arts Council Grant: Visiting Foreign Artist Programme
Marion McMahon Award, Images Festival Toronto Canada
Visual Arts Grant from the Arab Fund for Arts and Culture
Fund from the A.M. Qattan Foundation: Culture and Arts Programme

2009-10
Recipient of the Fundación Marcelino Botín Grant for Visual Arts

2009
Jury Prize at the 9th Edition of the Sharjah Biennial

Workshops, residencies, artist talks

2015
Jury for inaugural CNAP prize at FID Marseille, France; Artist Talks: CalArts' Paul Brach Visiting Artist Lecture Series, Los Angeles USA;
MFA Studio Lecture Series at Portland State University’s School of Art + Design, USA;
LUX Salon, London.

2014
Lecture, Something You Should Know: EHESS (The School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences) Paris, FRANCE;
Public lecture, Screening and Masterclass: DOCVA - Documentation Center for Visual Arts, Milan ITALY;
The Spring Sessions Experimental Academy, Amman JORDAN;
artist-in-residence of Pavillon Neuflize OBC at the Palais de Tokyo Paris FRANCE;
the MacDowell Colony, New Hampshire, USA

2013
Saw Video: Masterclass, Ottawa CANADA
Concordia College: Workshop. Montreal CANADA
Guest Speaker: Palestine and the Moving Image Conference, SOAS LONDON, UK

2012
Guest Artist of the Philip Hoffman Film Farm CANADA

2011

the Sharjah Art Foundation Artist Residency

2009
the Fodazione Antonio Ratti:
Advanced Course in Visual Arts XV, Como ITALY
Makan Artist Residency Amman JORDAN

Distrbution

VIDEO DATA BANK, Chicago Illinois. USA
Arsenal - Institut für Film und Videokunst e.V., Berlin, GERMANY
LOWAVE, Film & Curator Label. Paris, FRANCE

Collections

Le Centre national des arts plastiques, FRANCE
The Sharjah Art Foundation collection, UAE
The Fundacion Marcelino Botin collection, SPAIN
The Khalid Shoman Foundation, JORDAN
LOOP, Barcelona SPAIN

Basma Alsharif
Education 2007 Master of Fine Arts the University of Illinois at Chicago concentration in Photography, Film and Video 2005 Bachelor of Fine Arts the University of Illinois at Chicago concentration in Photography, Film and Video, minor in English literature & composition 2004 Malmö Art Academy Master of Fine Arts in Visual Arts program, Lund University, Malmö, Sweden Selected exhibitions Solo Shows 2015 Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur, SWITZERLAND Courtisane Film Festival, Ghent BELGIUM Cinema Dynamo: Solo Program, Centre d’Art Contemporain Geneve, SWITZERLAND MODULES: FONDATION PIERRE BERGÉ - YVES SAINT LAURENT, Palais De Tokyo, Paris FRANCE 2014 Galerie Imane Fares: Solo Show. Paris FRANCE Conversations at the Edge: co-hosted by the Gene Siskel Film Center, VDB and SAIC. Chicago USA 2012 the Sharjah Art Foundation, the UAE A Space Gallery co-presented by the Images Festival and Trinity Square Video Toronto CANADA; Darat ElFunun, Amman JORDAN Group shows and biennials 2015 Arab territories: Constantine, capital of Arab Culture. Palace of Culture. ALGERIA Echoes and Reverberations: Hayward Gallery. London UK Deserts, Galerie Imane Farés, Paris FRANCE Supernova: STUDIOCUR/ART Milan, ITALY The 5th Riwaq Biennale, Ramallah PALESTINE 2014 The 4D Project: Onomichi City Museum of Art, JAPAN Disappearing Acts, Herndion Gallery, Antioch College Ohio, USA Here & Elsewhere: the New Museum, NYC, USA Berlin Documentary Forum 3, GERMANY Meeting Points 7: CIC, Cairo EGYPT Parle Pour Toi: Galerie Marian Goodman, Paris FRANCE 2013 Conversation Pieces: Galerie Art & Essai Rennes FRANCE Colony of Light / Greater NY, MOMA PS1, NYC USA Psychic Geographies: Urban Video Project and Light Work, Syracuse NY USA The Box: Wexner Center for the Arts On love and other landscapes Basma Alsharif & Yazan Khalili Galerie Imane Farès, Paris FRANCE 2012 the Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris FRANCE Garden of Eden: The Palais de Tokyo: Paris FRANCE 2011 VideoBrasil, São Paulo BRASIL CATE Screening Series, Chicago USA Forum Expanded: the Berlinale, Berlin GERMANY; ITINERARIOS XVII: Fundación Marcelino Botín, Santander SPAIN 2010 Manifesta 8: Region of Murcia SPAIN the Defina Foundation, Edinburgh College of Art UK 2009 Contemporary Art Centre of Souther Australia, Adelaide AUSTRALIA; The Sharjah Biennial 9, the UAE 2008 The Jerusalem Show, Al Ma’amal Foundation for Contemporary Art, PALESTINE Film festivals 2015 Hong Kong International Film Festival, HONG KONG CROSSROADS Film Festival, San Francisco USA Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival, SCOTLAND Filmadrid, Madrid SPAIN Lima Independiente, PERU Encuentros del Otro Cine, Quito and Guayaquil ECUADOR Courtisane Festival, Ghent BELGIUM Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival, JAPAN 2014 29th Mar del Plata International Film Festival, Mar del Plata, ARGENTINA Filmmaker Festival: FESTIVAL INTERNAZIONALE DI CINEMA DAL 1980, Milan, ITALY Projections, the New York Film Festival, USA 25 FPS, Zagreb CROATIA Image Forum: Yokohama Museum of Art, JAPAN Ambulante Film Festival, MEXICO San Francisco International Film Festival, USA Ann Arbor Film Festival, USA 2013 Featured artist of Art Star Video Art Biennial, SAW Video Media Art Centre. Ottawa CANADA Wavelengths: Toronto International Film Festival CANADA Views From The Avant-Garde: New York Film Festival, USA Guest Artist of the Flaherty Film Seminar, Hamilton NY, USA Media City Film Festival, Windsor Ontario CANADA London Palestine Film Festival, UK FLEX film/video festival, USA IFFR, the NETHERLANDS 2012 29th Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival Kassel GERMANY the New Media Festival, Seoul KOREA Videoex Festival Zurich SWITZERLAND 2011 Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival, JAPAN Transmedial Berlin GERMANY the 49th Ann Arbor Film Festival USA the Images festival, Toronto CANADA 2010 Video_Dumbo, Brooklyn, NY USA Toronto International Film Festival CANADA London Palestine Film Festival, UK 2009 Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid Docudays: Beirut LEBANON ArabShorts: Goethe Institut, Cairo EGYPT Chicago Underground Film Festival, USA 2008 Palestine Film Week, Al-Balad Theater Amman JORDAN Chicago Palestine Film Festival, USA 2007 Jeu Du Paumes Paris, FRANCE ARTEAST, NYC USA Awards and grants 2015 LOOP Fair Prize acquisition CATALONIA RAMBLES: the Best Gallery Proposal and Best Exhibited Work, Barcelona SPAIN 2014 Winner of the International Competition at VIDEOEX Experimental Film & Video Festival Zurich 2013 Canada Arts Council Grant: Visiting Foreign Artist Programme Honorable Mention: Media City Film Festival 2012 3rd Prize in the Experimental category: Athens International Film & Video Festival, Ohio USA Step Beyond Grant: European Cultural Foundation 2011 Canada Arts Council Grant: Visiting Foreign Artist Programme Marion McMahon Award, Images Festival Toronto Canada Visual Arts Grant from the Arab Fund for Arts and Culture Fund from the A.M. Qattan Foundation: Culture and Arts Programme 2009-10 Recipient of the Fundación Marcelino Botín Grant for Visual Arts 2009 Jury Prize at the 9th Edition of the Sharjah Biennial Workshops, residencies, artist talks 2015 Jury for inaugural CNAP prize at FID Marseille, France; Artist Talks: CalArts' Paul Brach Visiting Artist Lecture Series, Los Angeles USA; MFA Studio Lecture Series at Portland State University’s School of Art + Design, USA; LUX Salon, London. 2014Lecture, Something You Should Know: EHESS (The School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences) Paris, FRANCE; Public lecture, Screening and Masterclass: DOCVA - Documentation Center for Visual Arts, Milan ITALY; The Spring Sessions Experimental Academy, Amman JORDAN; artist-in-residence of Pavillon Neuflize OBC at the Palais de Tokyo Paris FRANCE; the MacDowell Colony, New Hampshire, USA 2013 Saw Video: Masterclass, Ottawa CANADA Concordia College: Workshop. Montreal CANADA Guest Speaker: Palestine and the Moving Image Conference, SOAS LONDON, UK 2012 Guest Artist of the Philip Hoffman Film Farm CANADA 2011 the Sharjah Art Foundation Artist Residency 2009 the Fodazione Antonio Ratti: Advanced Course in Visual Arts XV, Como ITALY Makan Artist Residency Amman JORDAN Distrbution VIDEO DATA BANK, Chicago Illinois. USA Arsenal - Institut für Film und Videokunst e.V., Berlin, GERMANY LOWAVE, Film & Curator Label. Paris, FRANCE Collections Le Centre national des arts plastiques, FRANCE The Sharjah Art Foundation collection, UAE The Fundacion Marcelino Botin collection, SPAIN The Khalid Shoman Foundation, JORDAN LOOP, Barcelona SPAIN

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