Nidaa Aboulhosn's work encompasses photography, time-based media, text, and illustration. A central theme of her current research is the meaning of home, as a place and a center, and the spatial and temporal discontinuities that result from displacement. Her photographic sequences start as documents, transforming through subtle and whimsical insinuations into elusive visual poems. Aboulhosn's work has been exhibited worldwide and is in the permanent collections of Northlight Gallery and the Phoenix Art Museum.
Aboulhosn holds a B.S. in environmental health from the American University of Beirut and a B.A. in studio art from Arizona State University. She received her M.F.A. in fine art photography from the University of Arizona. In addition to teaching at Cornell, Aboulhosn is also an assistant professor of photography at Ithaca College. She has also served as a faculty member at Arizona State University and as a visiting assistant professor at the American University of Beirut.
Academic Research/Specialty Areas
- ART 3699 Photography: Special Topics (Picture Logic)Advanced studio course related to photography. Topics vary each semester.
Awards, Grants, and Fellowships (Selected)
- Resident artist at AiR 351 in Cascais/Lisbon, Portugal (2019)
- Resident artist at La Asociación Jiwar Creació i Societat in Barcelona, Spain (2019)
- Honorable mention recognition from MoMA's assistant curator of photography, Lucy Gallun, at the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center's Contemporary Photography Competition (2018)
- Nominee, SF Camerawork Baum Award for Emerging American Photographer (2016)
- Finalist, Contemporary Forum Artists Grant (2011)
Exhibitions and Presentations (Selected)
- Home Land /Domov Poda, group exhibition at the Gem Center for the Arts, Boise, Idaho (2019)
- Deluge, solo exhibition at the Table Gallery, Phoenix, Arizona (2015)
- Lecture at Opservatorujum: A Space for Photography, Belgrade, Serbia (2015)