Marwan Bassiouni





Marwan Bassiouni is a Swiss, Egyptian, American photographer who is currently based in the Hague, Netherlands.

He is a graduate of the Royal Academy of Art in the Hague and a recipient of the Eugene W. Smith Student Grant, the Harry Pennings Prize and several other awards. His work has been featured in the BJP, EXIT, Lens culture and various national newspapers.

In May 2019, Marwan will publish his first book ‘New Dutch Views’ and his first solo exhibition will open at The Hague Fotomuseum. His work will also be shown during the 2019 Unseen Photo fair. Marwan is represented by Galerie Ron Mandos in Amsterdam.

Nationality: Swiss, Egyptian, American         
Born in 1985 in Morge, Switzerland.
Currently living in the Hague, Netherlands.

Academic Education

Bachelor of Design, Specialization: Documentary Photography, 
Royal Academy of Art, The Hague, NL
2010  Federal Certificate of Capacity in Photography, CEPV, CH                         

Nominations and Awards

2019 Harry Pennings prize Award, Eindhoven, NL
Selected for Plat(t)form 2019, Fotomuseum Winterthur, CH
2018 Ron Mandos Photo Talent Award, Amsterdam, NL
2018 Recipient of Eugene Smith Student Grant, New York, USA
2018 Sprouts Young Talent Award, Amsterdam, NL
2013 Nomination for Joop Swart Masterclass, NL
2012 Boninchi Grant, University of Geneva, CH 

Solo Exhibitions

Banghazi Hotel, CoXist Studio, Honolulu

New Dutch Views, Fotomuseum Den Haag, The Hague, The Netherlands

Group Exhibitions

Harry Penningpruze, Eindhoven, NL
Athens Photo Festival, Benaki Museum, GR
Unseen Photo Fair, Galerie Ron Mandos, NL

New Dutch Views, Mister Motley, L. Hulshof
New Dutch Views, Reframing History, The British Journal of Photography, C. Lachowskij
Views from the polder mosque, NRC, M. Snoeijen 
The stars of the future: Royal Academy of Art, Vice Creators, J. Hoek
New Dutch Views, L’Oeil de la Photographie 2018 “New Dutch Views”, Lens Culture, C. Lachowskij
KABK Graduation Show, Royal Academy of Art, The Hague, NL
Best of Graduates 2018, Galerie Ron Mandos, Amsterdam, NL
Unseen photofair, Galerie Ron Mandos, Amsterdam, NL
Sprouts Young Talent’, SBK, Amsterdam, NL Solo Exhibitions
I See Peace, The Humanity House, The Hague, NL

Fabulous Failures, curated by Erik Kessels, The Hague, NL

20 upcoming photographers at the Prix Bayeux Calvados, Brittany, FR
Le Prix Bayeux s’expose, Bar 61, Paris, FR

Mouvement, Musée d’Histoire Naturelle, Fribourg, CH

Lectures and presentations

2018 Pitch, De Donkere Kamer, Rotterdam, NL
2018 Pitch, Sluitertijd, St. Niklaas, BE
2017 Guest Speaker, Lost & Found (Mondrian Funds) 
curated by Jan Hoek, Amsterdam, NL


View of the Netherlands from the Mosque, Het Parool
Views from the Mosque, K. Knols, De Volkskrant
Views from the polder mosque, NRC
The stars of the future: Royal Academy of Art, Vice Creators
New Dutch Views, Reframing History, The British Journal of Photography
New Dutch Views, L'Oeil de la Photographie
New Dutch Views, Lens Culture
New Dutch Views, Mister Motley
Marwan Bassiouni - New Dutch Views,
Hulanda, De Standaard
Issue #74, Interiors, Exit Imagen Y Cultura


New Dutch Views, 2019