© 2019  Anthony Hamboussi

About

 

Anthony Hamboussi is an Egyptian American Artist, born in Brooklyn, New York in 1969.  His work have been exhibited in the Townhouse Gallery, Cairo, International Center of Photography, MoMA/PS1, Americas Society, Queens Museum and SculptureCenter, New York. His book, Newtown Creek: A Photographic Survey of New York’s Industrial Waterway was published by Princeton Architectural Press in 2010.  He has co-authored two books; What is Affordable Housing? with the Center for Urban Pedagogy and LIC in Context with Place in History.  Hamboussi has received grants from the Aaron Siskind Foundation, Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, Jerome Foundation, and the New York State Council on the Arts in Architecture, Planning & Design. He is a co-founder of L Nour Editions, non profit publisher specializing in photo books by artists from the Middle East and their diaspora. Hamboussi has recently curated a exhibition called Our Land; presenting the work of Arab artists based in or having ancestral ties to the MENA region, to consider landscapes of colonization and postcolonial reconstruction, indigenous land rights, ecological injustice, and war. Hamboussi is currently teaching at The City College of New York and Pratt Institute. He lives in Brooklyn, New York with his wife and daughter.

Monograph

 

Newtown Creek: a Photographic Survey of New York’s Industrial Waterway, Princeton Architectural Press, 2010

 

 

Selected Solo Exhibitions 

Surplus: Housing from the Periphery, Townhouse Gallery, Cairo, Egypt (2015)

Cairo Ring Road, Klapper Gallery, City University of New York, Queens College, Queens, NY (2015)

Newtown Creek: A Photographic Survey of New York's Industrial Waterway, Book Launch, Storefront for Art and Architecture, New York (2010)

La Petite Ceinture, Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation, Brooklyn, NY (2008)

Ciudad Abierta, Princeton School of Architecture, Princeton, New Jersey (2003)

Ciudad Abierta, Arizona State University, School of Architecture, Phoenix, Arizona (2003)

Ciudad Abierta, Universidad Catolica de Valparaiso, Valparaiso, Chile (2003)

Ciudad Abierta, The Americas Society, New York, NY (2002)

 

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

Our Land, Amelie A. Wallace Gallery, SUNY at Old Westbury, Long Island, NY, catalogue (2019)

All the Distance, Steuben Gallery, Pratt institute, Brooklyn, NY (2017)

Nueva Luz, Foto Legacies Fellowships I, NYU Tisch Schools of the Arts Gulf + Western Gallery, New York, NY (2016)
Everything That Gathers Blows Away, Baxter Street Gallery, New York, NY (2016)

Many Interacting Worlds, Side Show Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, catalogue (2015)

New Work New York, Arts@Renaissaince & St. Nick's Alliance, Brooklyn, New York (2015)

Urban Imaginaries, Klapper Gallery, City University of New York, Queens College, Queens, NY,  two person show (2015)

Explorations Revisited, One Art Space, New York, NY, catalogue (2014)

Ciudad Abierta, Poetic Act, MoMA/PS1, Queens, NY (2012)

Red/Read, Storefront for Art and Architecture, New York, NY (2012)

Ecoaesthetic: The Tragedy of Beauty, Exit Art, New York, NY (2010)

New Photography: Selections from the 2009 CCNY Darkroom Residency Program, CCNY, New York, NY (2010)

Lively Presence: Vanishing Lung Syndrome, editorial and exhibition project, Santiago de Chile, and Portoalegre, Brazil, catalogue (2009)

Degrees of Remove: Landscape and Affect, SculptureCenter, Queens, NY (2008)

Communal Spaces / Community Places / Common Rooms, Common Room, New York, NY, catalogue (2007)

Queens Biennial, Queens International: Everything All at Once, Queens Museum, NY, catalogue (2006)

Contragolpe: Reenacting a Failed Operation, Instituto Divorciado, Berlin, Germany (2006)

The Faculty Show, International Center of Photography, Education Gallery, New York, NY (2006)

The Drop, Exit Art, New York, NY (2006)

Long Island City in Context, Municipal Arts Society of New York, NY, catalogue (2005)

The Presidency, Exit Art, New York, NY (2004)

The Image-World, International Center of Photography, Education Gallery, New York, NY (2004)

El Mar, Bodegón Cultural de Los Vilos, Los Vilos, Chile (2003)

LandEscapes, Sala de Arte Fundación Telefónica, Santiago de Chile, catalogue (2003)

 

 

Grants and Fellowships

Woodstock AIR artists-in-residence, honorable mention (2018)

Aaron Siskind Foundation Individual Photographer's Fellowship grant, New York (2017)

En Foco Photography Fellowship, New York (2016)

Forward Thinking Museum, JGS Photography Contest, runner-up (2015)

Jerome Foundation, Travel Study Grant, New York, NY (2013)

Camera Club of New York, Darkroom Residency, New York, NY (2009)  

Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, Chicago, IL (2008)

Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation, Studio Residency, Brooklyn, NY (2008)

New York State Council on the Arts, independent project grant in Architecture, Planning & Design, New York, NY (2007)

Puffin Foundation Ltd., independent project grant, Teaneck, NJ (2005)

New York State Council on the Arts, independent project grant in Architecture, Planning & Design, New York, NY (2003)

W.P. Carey Foundation, independent project grant, New York, NY (2002)

 

Collaborations 

What is Affordable Housing?, book in collaboration with the Center for Urban Pedagogy, New York (2010)

Long Island City in Context, book and exhibition in collaboration with Place in History, New York (2003 - 05)

Words, Images, and Spaces: A Language for a New City?; book and exhibition, in collaboration with Kyong Park / International Center for Urban Ecology, Detroit, MI (2002 - 03)

Lectures

 

Columbia University School of the Arts, New York, NY (2017) 

American University in Cairo, Cairo, Egypt (2016)

Townhouse Gallery, Cairo, Egypt (2015)

Skyscraper Museum, New York, NY (2011)

Mid-Manhattan Library, New York, NY (2011)

 

 

Education

 

MFA,City University of New York, Queens College, Queens, NY 

BA, City University of New York, Hunter College, New York, NY