Guest Artist

  • RESIDENCY DATES : Oct 11th 2019 to Dec 20th 2019
  • FROM : Lebanon/United States

Cvmaea Halim (George Awde) is a visual artist, an associate professor at Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar, on the Board of Directors of the Arab Image Foundation, and co-founder/co-director of marra.tein in Beirut. Halim is been based in between Beirut and Doha. He received his BFA in Painting from Massachusetts College of Art (2004) and his MFA in Photography from Yale University School of Art (2009). Halim’s work has been exhibited and published internationally including seven solo exhibitions and dozens of group exhibitions & publications.

Halim was a recipient of a Fulbright Scholar Grant in Cairo, Egypt (2011-2012). Other awards and fellowships include: The Aaron Siskind Foundation Individual Photographer’s Fellowship; Boffo Fire Island Art Camp: Artist in Residence (through Bidoun); Mophradat: Grants for Artists: Digital Methodologies (through marra.tein); Distinguished Achievement in Research Award (VCUArts Qatar); Light Work: Artist in Residence; Photography Portfolio Competition (The Women’s Committee of the Philadelphia Museum of Art); Alice Kimball English Travel Fellowship (Yale University); and the Richard Benson Scholarship for Excellence in Photography (Yale University).