Video Works 2016 marks the sixth edition and screening event of Video Works and is supported by Robert A. Matta. 

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Ashkal Alwan announces the names of our six grantees for the sixth edition of Video Works. Congratulations to Panos Aprahamian, Hiba Farhat, Karam Ghoussein, Mohamad Kanaan, Alain Kantarjian, and Léa Lahoud.

Video Works 2016’s jury was composed of Ahmad Ghossein, Ghassan Salhab, Mounira Al Solh, and Rania Stephan. 

The screening of the selected projects took place on June 9, 10 and 11, 2016.

Initiated by Ashkal Alwan in 2006, Video Works is a grant and screening platform aimed at supporting the development, production and diffusion of new projects by artists and filmmakers residing in Lebanon.

The Lebanese Association for Plastic Arts, Ashkal Alwan presents



Panos Aprahamian is a filmmaker interested in works that explore the boundaries between reality and fiction. He holds a BA from the Lebanese Academy of Fine Arts (ALBA) and an MA in documentary filmmaking from London College of Communication. He recently returned to Beirut where he works and resides.

Hiba Farhat is an interdisciplinary artist, primarily working with video, sculpture and installation. She holds an MA and MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her work tackles issues pertaining to-and directly involving- varied and fractured cultural, social, historical, and political contexts.

Karam Ghoussein (b.1988, Beirut) is a photographer and filmmaker. He lives and works in Lebanon.

Mohamad Kanaan (b.1989, Beirut) is an interdisciplinary artist based between New York and Beirut. He holds a BA in architecture from the American University of Beirut and an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Alain Kantarjian is a photographer and documentary filmmaker working between Paris and Beirut.  He founded a video company, LRAK, in 2005 in Paris and an independent cultural space, Fanar Projects, in 2010 in Beirut. Recent projects include Antépénultième (Daoura), presented during "Cinéphémère" at FIAC/Fondation d’Entreprise Ricard (2015), and Shhh a video documentary on Lawrence Weiner at the 2nd district Paris Town Hall (2010). 

Lea Lahoud is a Lebanese-Canadian director and videographer. Her work explores dualities, a process of endless and often poeticized/ romanticized interplay of contradictions.