bio | Marwa Arsanios obtained her MFA from University of the Arts, London, UK (2007) and was a researcher in the fine art department at the Jan Van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, the Netherlands (2011-2012).
Her work has been exhibited in London (UK), Beirut (Lebanon), New York (USA), Tokyo (Japan), Athens (Greece), Oxford (UK), Lisboa (Portugal), Santiago de Chile (Chile), Rome (Italy), Paris (France), Damascus (Syria), Berlin (Germany), among other cities. Her work was shown in international events, among which The Thessaloniki Biennial (2015) the Venice Biennial, Future Generation Art Prize, Venice, Italy (2013); Home Works 5,6 and 7, Beirut, Lebanon (2015, 2013 and 2010); the Jerusalem Show, Jerusalem (2012); The Istanbul Biennial (2011), the Berlinale’s Forum Expanded, Berlin, Germany (2015 and 2010). Her videos have been screened at the Centre Pompidou in Paris, France, ICA in London, Rotterdam Film Festival, and exhibited in several institutions and Museums such as the New Museum in New York, MuKHA in Antwerp, Beirut Art Center and Tensta Konsthalle in Stockholm, Art in General in New York (solo show) and Kunsthalle Lissabon (solo show).
Marwa Arsanios is a founding member of the artistic organization and project space 98weeks Research Project that focuses its research on a new topic every 98weeks. She was awarded the Sharjah Art Foundation’s Production grant in 2014, and the Pinchuk Future Generation special prize in 2012.
She has been granted the artist’s residency at the Arab Image Foundation (Beirut, Lebanon) in 2009, the research residency at the Tokyo Wonder Site (Tokyo, Japan) in 2010, and the three months residency at the Jan Van Eyck Academie (Maastricht, the Netherlands) in 2011, and was a resident at Solitude Akademie in 2014.
Marwa Arsanios is also a part-time teacher.
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