Mounira Al Solh

1978, Lebanon

Started teaching in Visual Arts in 2017

Education and work experience

Al Solh is Born and grew up in Lebanon during the Lebanese Civil War, she Studied Painting at the Lebanese University, in the Fine-Arts Department in Beirut and graduated from there in the year 2000, and worked since then as an artist.

In 2003, Al Solh went to Amsterdam to study Fine Arts at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy and graduated in 2006 from there, and after this, she took part as a resident artist in the Rijksakademie for two years and since then Al Solh lives in the Netherlands and in Lebanon.

Al Solh is a multidisciplinary artist who’s work has been shown internationally, such as in solo shows at Sfeir-Semler Gallery in Beirut and Hamburg, the stedelijk Museum Bureau in Amsterdam, CCA Glasgow, at the KW in Berlin, and Kunsthalle Lissabon in Portugal, and next year at the Art Institute in Chicago.

She took part in group shows and biennials such as Documenta 14 in Athens and Kassel, the Venice Biennale 2015 and 2007, HomeWorks in Beirut, New Museum in NY, the Drawing Room in London.

Al Solh was nominated as one of the shortlisted artists for the Abraaj Art Prize in 2015, and for the Volkskrant Award in 2009 in the Netherlands.

She was selected as the winner of the Uriot Prize at the Rijksakademie, the VideoBrazil International Film Festival’s Jury Award, and the Black Magic Woman Award in Amsterdam.

In her studio in Beirut Al Solh has hosted for a few years talks by artists, and she has also started NOA (Not Only Arabic) magazine,  a journal where artists and writers are invited to send in their thoughts, texts and images by invitation from the artist and a variety of guest-editors. NOA magazine does not get distributed and gets published on an irregular basis.



Vision of Postgraduate Education 

To let the students co-guide us in our process, and let the inspiration be mutual between mentors and students.