George Awde

Assistant Professor

Contact

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Education

  • Yale University, New Haven, CT: MFA Photography
  • Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA: BFA Painting

Biography

George is a visual artist currently based in Doha, Qatar. He is the co-founder/co-director of marra.tein Residency Initiative, Beirut.

Publications

  • Shangri La: Imagined Cities, DCA City of Los Angeles. 2014
  • Suspended Disclosure: The Photography of George Awde, Essay by Daniel Brendt
  • New Africa: Exhibition Catalogue, Kulte. 2014
  • FotoFest. 2014 Biennial Catalogue. 2014
  • Beirut En Revue: Peeping Tom’s Digest #3. 2013
  • Exposure. 2012: Beirut Art Center, Beirut. 2012
  • Le corps découvert: Institut Du Mond Arabe. 2012
  • Untitled (12th Istanbul Biennial): Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts. 2012
  • George Awde: Fraction Magazine. 2012
  • reGeneration2: Tomorrow’s Photographers Today: Aperture Foundation. 2011
  • Flash Forward. 2011: Magenta Foundation. 2011
  • Wip12 - 10 Lebanese Photographers: Wip. 2011
  • Noorderlicht Photofestival, Land – Country Life in the Urban Age: Noorderlicht Foundation. 2010
  • Daydream Nation: Philadelphia Photo Arts Center. 2010
  • Yale MFA Photography. 2009: Photography is Easy; Photography is Difficult. Yale University. 2009
  • Encyclopedia of Arab American Artist: Artists of the American Mosaic, Greenwood Press. 2008

Exhibitions

Solo Exhibitions

  • His Passing Cover, FotoFest. 2014: Bienniel O'Kane Gallery, University of Houston Downtown. 2014
  • Quiet Crossings: Korn Gallery, Drew University, Madison. 2011
  • Six Months in Sana’a: UNESCO Palace, Beirut. 2005

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • Shangri La: Imagined Cities, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles. 2014
  • Unsaid, Unheard, Untitled, Villa Paradiso, Beirut. 2014
  • Confluence: Photographic Based Works from the Contemporary Middle East, VCUQ Gallery, Doha. 2014
  • New Africa: Kulte, Casablanca. 2014
  • Community Supported Art: Katara Art Center, Doha. 2014
  • Islam Contemporary: Rosenthal Gallery, Fayetteville State University, Fayetteville. 2014
  • Islam Contemporary: Lichtenstein Center for the Arts, Pittsfield. 2013
  • Another Time: The Running Horse Contemporary Art Space, Beirut. 2013
  • On Covering One's Back: Gezira Art Center, Cairo. 2013
  • I Exist (in Some Way): Look 13 - Liverpool International Photography Festival, Liverpool. 2013
  • Open Wound: The Empty Quarter, Dubai. 2013
  • Woman’s Committee of the Philadelphia Museum of Art Photography Portfolio Competition :
  • Philadelphia Museum of art, Philadelphia. 2012
  • Exposure. 2012: Beirut Art Center, Beirut. 2012
  • A Territory of Resistance: The Running Horse Contemporary Art Space, Beirut. 2012
  • The Curve: CENTER, Santa Fe. 2012
  • Le Corps découvert: l’Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris. 2012
  • American Dream: Detroit Project, Detroit. 2012
  • Untitled, 12th Istanbul Biennial: Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts, Istanbul. 2011
  • reGeneration2: Tomorrow’s Photographers Today
  • Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem. 2011
  • Centro de las Artes, Monterrey. 2011 Caochangdi PhotoSpring Festival, Beijing. 2011
  • Galerie Azzedine Alaïa, Paris. 2011
  • Aperture Foundation, New York. 2011
  • Rencontres d’Arles, Arles. 2010
  • Musée de l'Elysée, Lausanne. 2010 Flash Forward Festival, Toronto. 2010
  • Pingyao International Photography Festival, Pingyao. 2010
  • Michaelis Gallery, Cape Town. 2010
  • Night Gallery. 2010: Fotoweek DC - Architectural Illuminations, Washington D.C.. 2010
  • Land – Country Life in the Urban Age: Noorderlicht Photofestival, Groningen. 2010
  • Daydream Nation: Philadelphia Photo Arts Center, Philadelphia. 2010
  • We Belong Together: Space, New York. 2009
  • Photography MFA Thesis Show: Green Gallery, New Haven. 2009

Honors

  • Light Work: Artist in Residence. 2015
  • Aaron Siskind Foundation: Individual Photographer’s Fellowship. 2012
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art: Photography Portfolio Competition. 2012
  • Fulbright US Scholar Grant: Teaching/Research Award, Egypt. 2012
  • Magenta Foundation: Flash Forward, Emerging Photographers. 2011
  • Yale University: Alice Kimball English Travel Fellowship. 2009
  • Yale University: Richard Benson Scholarship for Excellence in Photography. 2008