Nidaa Aboulhosn is a Lebanese-American visual artist and educator working with photography, time-based media, text and illustration. She divides her time between Beirut and New York.
Her photographs are based in the document, while the metaphor–driven image sequences she creates take on the form of elusive visual poems.
Nidaa is currently Assistant Professor of Photography at Ithaca College in New York. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Health from the American University of Beirut (1994), Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art from Arizona State University (2004), and an MFA in Fine Art Photography from the University of Arizona (2014). Aboulhosn’s work has been exhibited in museums and galleries worldwide, including the International Festival of Photography in Belo Horizonte, Brazil; the Gem Center for the Arts, Boise, Idaho; Schlesinger Gallery in Santa Monica, California; the Penthouse in Boston, Massachusetts; John Sommers Gallery in Albuquerque, New Mexico and the City Cultural Center Gallery in Belgrade, Serbia; and published in Altered Landscape and Diptych Magazine. Her work is held in the permanent collections of Northlight Gallery and the Phoenix Art Museum. Her latest body of work, “Signals of a Sun”, received an Honorable Mention recognition from Lucy Gallun, MoMA’s assistant curator of photography. She was a finalist for the Contemporary Forum Artists Grant and was nominated for the SF Camerawork Baum Award for an Emerging American Photographer. Nidaa recently completed artist residencies at Green Olive Arts in Tetouan, Morocco (2018) and at La Asociación Jiwar Creació i Societat in Barcelona, Spain (2019).
While at AiR 351 Nidaa aims to engage with the local artistic context.