Residency Dates
  • October 2019 – December 2019
Lebanon/United States

Cvmaea Halim (George Awde) is a visual artist, an
associate professor at Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar, on the Board
of Directors of the Arab Image Foundation, and co-founder/co-director of
marra.tein in Beirut. Halim is been based in between Beirut and Doha. He
received his BFA in Painting from Massachusetts College of Art (2004) and his
MFA in Photography from Yale University School of Art (2009). Halim’s work has been
exhibited and published internationally including seven solo exhibitions and
dozens of group exhibitions & publications.

Halim was a recipient of a Fulbright Scholar Grant in
Cairo, Egypt (2011-2012). Other awards and fellowships include: The Aaron Siskind
Foundation Individual Photographer’s Fellowship;
Boffo Fire Island Art Camp: Artist in Residence (through Bidoun); Mophradat: Grants for Artists: Digital
Methodologies (through marra.tein);
Distinguished Achievement in Research Award (VCUArts Qatar); Light Work: Artist in Residence; Photography Portfolio Competition (The Women’s
Committee of the Philadelphia Museum of Art);
Alice Kimball English Travel Fellowship (Yale University); and the Richard
Benson Scholarship for Excellence in Photography (Yale University).