Meet our 2021 Residency Program holders!

Firstly we would like to thank all of the candidates that applied for this program!  It is very nice to see so many artists interested in such a peculiar medium as printmaking.  Unfortunately, we only have 5 positions and the selection was not easy.  
For those that were not selected, we promise we will do our best to accommodate each one of you for a few sessions, even if as an introduction to printmaking, during this residency program.
We also want to thank the jurors for a job well done in the selection of the five residency holders.  The process was completely anonymous and the jurors only received a code followed by the candidates’ artworks.  The jurors themselves did not know who the other members of the jury were.  These were our jury members (in alphabetical order):
Christine Tohme – Director of Ashkal Alwan
Gaby Maameri – Art Critic and Art Historian
Hanibal Srouji – Chairperson of the Art and Design department at the Lebanese American University
Heba Hage-Felder – Director of the Arab Image Foundation
Marc Mouarkech – Cultural Practitioner & Arts and Culture Programme Manager at British Council Lebanon 
So with no more mystery and delay, these are the selected residents for the Beirut Printmaking Studio Residency Program 2021:
Ahmad Ghaddar
Antonios Chalfoun
Kamar Shamieh
Ramy Saad
Samer Bousaleh
We wish you the best of luck and that you may all benefit from this year of printmaking!
This program was made possible with the support of the “AFAC- Arab Fund for Arts and Culture” and “Culture Resource” through the “Lebanese Solidarity Fund” grant.