Residencies | Ashkal Alwan offers 2 to 3 artists each year a 2- to 3-month research residency in Beirut, covering travel, accommodation and per diem. The Ashkal Alwan residency program targets Arab and international visual artists, writers and curators–emerging or established–and is mostly by invitation, but occasionally spontaneous applications are considered (contact Marie-Nour Héchaimé at email@example.com for more information). Upcoming residency opportunities will be posted here soon. Beirut Residents Residents to date include Köken Ergun, Wael Shawky, Shumon Basar, Khalil Rabah, Ala’ Younis, Doa Aly, Mohamed Allam, Remco Polman, Burak Delier, Jantien de Kroon, Ashkan Sepahvand, Aaron Hughes, Gehad Anwar, Ania Dabrowska. Ala' Younis Ashkal Alwan hosted artist-in-residence Ala’ Younis (Jordan) between December 2011 and January 2012. During her time in Beirut, Younis worked on her project Plan for Greater Baghdad. Doa Aly Ashkal Alwan hosted artist-in-residence Doa Aly (Egypt) between May and July 2012. During her residency in Beirut, Doa Aly worked on a video project that she directed and choreographed. Roy (2012) was performed by artist and journalist Roy Dib (Lebanon) during Doa Aly’s stay. The video was screened during Doa Aly’s solo exhibition “Desire, Deceit, and Difficult Deliveries” at Townhouse Gallery (Cairo) from May 15th to June 7th, 2013. Aaron Hughes Ashkal Alwan hosted artist-in-residence Aaron Hughes(US) between January to March 2013. As an American veteran of the Iraq war, Hughes’ practice since 2009 has revolved around and often stems from participatory discussions arranged by Hughes in various locations in the context of a traditional tea ceremony. During his time in Beirut, Hughes arranged almost daily tea ceremonies in the afternoon, encouraging those present in Ashkal Alwan’s venue Home Workspace to join together and share their thoughts around tea. Hughes forged a particularly close relationship with HWP participant Raed Motar (Iraq), and the two artists organized the event TEA in Home Workspace on March 19th 2013, marking the tenth anniversary of the invasion of Iraq. Gehad Anwar Ashkal Alwan hosted artist-in-residence Gehad Anwar (Egypt) between February and March 2014. During her stay in Beirut, she worked on a multimedia based project dwelling on the constitution of the self – and our relationships to objects. Ania Dabrowska Ashkal Alwan hosted artist-in-residence Ania Dabrowska (UK) between April and May 2014. During her residency in Beirut, the artist worked on her project “Lebanese Archive”. She presented it in a lecture Lebanese Archive: Dreamers Against All Odds at Ashkal Alwan on May 12. Dabrowska is interested in positioning her work through collaborative and investigative processes dealing with construction and reconfiguration of personal and collective memory, specifically in a context of cultural and temporal displacement, shifting nature of borders, and the social relationship with photographic medium and its role in the construction of identity. Residency Networks Tokyo Wonder SiteAshkal Alwan recommends artists from Lebanon and the Arab world for Tokyo Wonder Site‘s Institutional Recommendation and Research Residency programs. Resident artists in Tokyo have included Ali Kays, Vartan Avakian, Marwa Arsanios, Nesrine Khodr, Azza Hussein, Noor Abu Arafeh, Mohamed Abdelkarim. The Edgware Road Project The Edgware Road Project was a collaboration between Ashkal Alwan, Townhouse Gallery (Cairo) and the Serpentine Gallery (London) in 2010-11. Resident artists in London have included Rania Stephan and Marwan Rechmaoui. Accented Residency Accented Residency (2010-11) was an initiative between Ashkal Alwan, Townhouse Gallery (Cairo), SALT (Istanbul), Vector Association (Iasi, Romania), Delfina Foundation (London), and Spike Island Artspace (Bristol). Through Accented Residency, the Beirut residents have included Ashkan Sepahvand, Burak Deller and Mohamed Allam. Writer Lina Mounzer was a resident at Vector Association. Videobrasil Residency Network Ashkal Alwan is a partner institution of the Videobrasil Residency Network which selects artists for exchange programs in Brazil and abroad. Goethe Institut Lebanon In partnership with the Goethe Institut, Ashkal Alwan collaborated on the Beirut Film Station, a program designed to support young filmmakers from the Middle East and North Africa by providing technical equipment and a workspace, a monthly stipend, travel and accommodation in Beirut in which to develop their projects. 14 applicants were selected during 2013-14 for a residency of different length. Images Sponsors & Partners Ashkal Alwan’s visual artists residency is supported by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Accented Residency was supported by the British Council and the individual institutions mentioned above. Upcoming Elsewhere & AroundNov 2016 - Jan 2017Exposure 8: metabolismsDates: 23 November 2016 – 15 January 2017 Location: Beirut Art Center metabolism: the life-sustaining chemical processes that occur within a living organism. the essential exchange of materials and energy between organisms and the exterior world. 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The works reflect on the history and contemporary state of modal “Oriental” music after the dismantlement […]ExhibitionBeirutAug - Dec 2016Marfa’ Projects | Al Rahhalah (the Traveler) by Saba InnabOpening night: September 13 Dates: September 13 – December 30, 2016 Location: , Beirut Al Rahhalah (The Traveler) rethinks dwelling and building in temporariness departing from the Palestinian refuge, exile and migration. It is a process of collecting spaces, architectural typologies and know-hows of dwelling in suspension and waiting. Reclaimed from personal memory and experience, […]Call for submission, Video FestivalCairoAug - Sep 2016Call for Submission | 8th Cairo Video FestivalCALL FOR SUBMISSION 8th Cairo Video Festival | Video Art & Experimental Film Deadline for submission: 30th September 2016 is accepting applications for the 8th Cairo Video Festival, which will take place in February, 2017. Initiated by the Cairo-based artist initiative Medrar for Contemporary Art in 2005, this festival continues its focus on providing a […]ExhibitionAug - Oct 2016Exhibition | Let’s Talk About the Weather: Art and Ecology in a Time of CrisisDates: 14 July, 2016 to 24 October, 2016 Location: Curated by Nataša Petrešin-Bachelez and Nora Razian Over the last one hundred years, humans have drastically altered the natural environment through industrialization, intensive farming, rapid urbanization, and the development of fossil fuels. In an era of planetary climate change, how will these transformations alter the way […]Call for applicationsJun - Oct 2016Call for applications | International Digital Arts Festival – VideoformesDeadline: October 15, 2016 March 15 – 18, 2017 Prize winning competition ‘Videoformes’ open to all video and media makers. Works should be original and/or display a personal approach. For more information please click .