I'm a Helsinki based Finnish-Lebanese visual artist who mainly works with video, photography and installation.  I’m a storyteller with interest in attitudes and structures. My background is versatile, ranging from dance practice to camera assisting in feature films. I received an MA Photography degree from LCF, University of the Arts London in 2009 and have since exhibited my works extensively in galleries and museums across Finland and abroad over the years.  ​​​​​​​
EDUCATION

2007-2009 MA Fashion Photography, LCF, University of the Arts London, UK
2002-2005 BA (Hons) Photography 2:1, The Nottingham Trent University, UK
2001-2002 Cinema Studies, Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts (FAMU), Prague,
Czech Republic

FILM AND VIDEO WORK

2020 TARGET HELSINKI, with dance artists Elina Häyrynen  Natasha Lommi,  co-directed 11 independent dance videos
2020 LIFE GOALS, Director, Editor, Performer, HD, Helsinki
2014-2021 STRUGGLE series (10 independent video works with Niko Saarela), Director, Editor, Camera,
HD, Albania, Sri Lanka, Finland, Japan
2018 LOOP (short), Director, Producer, Editor, 16 mm, colour, stereo, Helsinki, Finland
2012 MATCH ME (dance short with Natasha Lommi) Director, Producer, Editor, 16 mm film, Helsinki,
Finland
2008 YOU MATCH (dance video installation with Natasha Lommi) Director, Producer, Editor, Camera,
Helsinki, Finland & London, UK

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2021 Still Struggling, The Platform Gallery, Helsinki, Finland
2019 ARTag gallery, Helsinki, Finland
2017 One Move, Artag gallery studio, Helsinki, Finland
2016 Smashing the Patriarchy, Artag gallery, Helsinki, Finland
2014 Five (with EGS), National Gallery of Arts, Tirana, Albania
2014 Watch Me, Gallery Hippolyte Studio, Helsinki, Finland
2013 Interdependent, Gallery Huuto, Jätkäsaari II, Helsinki, Finland
2012 Crossovers, Curated by General Minds, Ludviginkatu 3-5, Helsinki, Finland
2011 On the Surface, Artspace, Helsinki, Finland
2010 Old Walls, Galleria Kellaria, Tampere, Finland

GROUP EXHIBITIONS, FESTIVALS, SCREENINGS
2021 Nature Trip Summer Show, Curated b Veikko Halmetoja, Nastola, Lahti
2020 Dance Current Contemporary Dance Festival & screening, Tampere
2020 Dance video & photo project TARGET  HELSINKI with dance artists Natasha Lommi and Elina Häyrynen, Exhibited online at https://www.instagram.com/targethelsinki/ 
2020 Fantastic Death, Curated by Anna Miettinen, Forum Box, Helsinki, Finland
2019-2020 Serlachius Museums Collection exhibition, Mänttä, Finland
2018 Camden Arts Center, The London Summer Intensive residency showcase exhibition, London, UK
2018 Mänttä Art Festival, Curated by Veikko Halmetoja, Mänttä, Finland
2017 Katajainen kansa, Curated by Veikko Halmetoja, Mäntyharju, Suomi
2017 Dreamaholic, Weserburg Museum fur Moderne Kunst, Bremen, Germany
2016 Moi Helsinki!, Curated by Kaisa Salmi, Xidan- culture square, Beijing, China
2016 Taarasti, Nastola, Finland
2015-2016 Gegen against, Curated by Anna Miettinen & Noora Geagea, Salon Dahlmann, Berlin,
Germany
2015 Aesthetica Art Prize, Longlisted, York Museums Trust, UK
2014 Urban Connections, Powerplant Museum of Vanhakaupunki, Helsinki, Finland
2014 YRJÖ16, Curated by General Minds, Yrjönkatu 16, Helsinki, Finland
2013 Moving Image London, UK
2013 LOIKKA dance film festival, Helsinki, Finland
2013 Pyhäniemi Manor, Curated by Riikka Latva-Somppi, Hollola, Finland
2012-2013 28 X Gumbostrand, Curated by Marjukka Uusitalo, Sipoo, Finland
2011-2013 ArtFair Suomi, Cable Factory, Helsinki, Finland
2011 Billnäs Young Artists, Raasepori, Finland
2009 MA_STERS, MA show, LCF, University of the Arts London, The Mall Galleries, London, UK
2008 State of Independenz, Curated by Tony Charalambous, Fashion Space Gallery, London,UK

TEACHING

2019-2020 Visiting Photography Course Teacher, KUVA, Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki, Finland
2015 Photography Course Leader, Hyvinkää Art School, Finland
2011-2012 Photography Course Teacher, Östra Nylands Yrkesskola, Porvoo, Finland
2009-2010 Adjunct Photography Workshop Leader, University of the Creative Arts, Kent
2008-2009 Adjunct Guest Lecturer, American Intercontinental University, Paris, France
2009 Guest Lecturer, LCF, University of the Arts London, UK


GRANTS

Finnish Cultural Foundation
Arts Promotion Center Finland
 Niilo Helander Foundation, Finland
Oskar Öflunds Stiftelse, Finland
 AVEK, The promotion center for audiovisual culture Finland
City of Helsinki
Finnish Art Society, The Young Artist Grant 
FRAME, Finland


COLLECTIONS

Serlachius Museums Collection 
Finnish State Art Deposit Collection  
The Miettinen Collection 
Aine Art Museum
KEVA, Finland


MEMBERSHIPS

AV-ARKKI, the Distribution Center for Finnish Media Art
2014-2020 Board member of Publics.fi (Previously known as Checkpoint Helsinki)
2018 Chair of Publics.fi
 Union of Artist Photographers in Finland