A CONVERSATION WITH RULA HALAWANI
SUNDAY, MAY 9th, 2021
9PM DOHA TIME/2PM EST/11AM PST
ABOUT THIS EVENT
Join photographer and educator Rula Halawani a Sheikh Saoud Al Thani Project Award recipient in conversation with Tasweer’s Senior Curator Maryam Hassan Al Thani. A discussion around starting as a photojournalist in Palestine and her shift to becoming an art photographer and educator. They'll be discussing Rula's series of long term projects 'For my mother' and 'For my father' the latter is currently on display at Multaqa Gallery. Her work focuses on the impact of occupation on space and nature; tracing the lives and history through overlooked details in material culture and transformed landscapes.
ABOUT RULA HALAWANI:
Born in 1964, Rula Halawani holds a Bachelor of Art degree in Advanced Photography from the University of Saskatchewan in Canada (1989); and a Master of Art degree in Photographic Studies from the University of Westminster, London (2001). Halawani is based in Jerusalem, where, in addition to her artistic practice, she was the founding director and an associate professor of the Photography program at Birzeit University.
Halawani’s exhibitions include the Palestinian Museum, Birzeit (2019, 2017); American University Museum, Washington DC, USA (2018); Canadian War Museum, Ottawa (2017); Mediterranean Women Forum, Jerez del la Frontera, Cádiz (2017). Halawani’s photographs are housed in the international collections of the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Nadour Collection, Germany; Victoria & Albert Museum, London; among others.
Palestine (2008), the artist’s first monograph, was published by La Lettre Volée, Brussels in conjunction with her mid-career retrospective at the Botanique Museum. In 2016, Halawani received a residency fellowship at the Camargo Foundation in Cassis, France.