Biography

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.

www.marwanbassiouni.com

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CV

General

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

Academic Education

  • 2018 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
  • 2019 Selected for Plat(t)form 2019, Fotomuseum Winterthur, CH
  • 2018 Ron Mandos Photo Talent Award, Amsterdam, NL
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  • 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

  • 2019 Banghazi Hotel, CoXist Studio, Honolulu
  • 2013 New Dutch Views, Fotomuseum Den Haag, The Hague, The Netherlands

Group Exhibitions

  • 2019 Harry Penningpruze, Eindhoven, NL
    Athens Photo Festival, Benaki Museum, GR
    Unseen Photo Fair, Galerie Ron Mandos, NL
  • 2018 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
  • 2017 Fabulous Failures, curated by Erik Kessels, The Hague, NL
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  • 2013 20 upcoming photographers at the Prix Bayeux Calvados, Brittany, FR
    Le Prix Bayeux s’expose, Bar 61, Paris, FR
  • 2008 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

Press

View of the Netherlands from the Mosque, Het Parool
Views from the Mosque, K. Knols, De Volkskrant
Views from the polder mosque, NRC

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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, PD.nl
Hulanda, De Standaard
Issue #74, Interiors, Exit Imagen Y Cultura

Publications

New Dutch Views, 2019