Artist CV – MJA

“Recasting modern day immigrants as the stars of famous masterpieces, he recreates paintings of Amerigo Vespucci and Catherine de’ Medici with their best 21st century dopplegangers.” The Huffington Post



FILMS

2016
Lost Cheese of the Lebanese Mountain – Darfieh | SlowFood Beirut | Director | Documentary | 12 min. | Premiere SlowFood Madre Terra, Torino

Lost Cheese of the Lebanese Mountain – Serdeleh | SlowFood Beirut | Director | Documentary | 12 min. | Premiere SlowFood Madre Terra, Torino

Finding My Lebanon (2016) | Cedars Productions | Filmmaker & Director | Documentary | 22 min.| Premiere Cannes Film Festival, Cannes

2015
Lebanon: A Day in the Life | Cedars Productions | Filmmaker & Director | Travel | 3:27 min | Premiere Online

2014
A Night at the Muscat Festival | MAP Gallery | Director | Reporting | 1:57 min | Premiere Muscat Ministries, Oman

Intervista con l’Assassino: AIDS | Mark Abouzeid | Filmmaker | Drama | 3 min | Premiere Florence International Film Festival

SOLO EXHIBITS

June 2013 – “Liquid Silk”, Atelier Dieci Rosso for Pitti Uomo 2013; Florence, Italy

January 2013 – “Liquid Silk”,Young of Galleria Tournabuoni; Florence, Italy

June 2012 – “The New New World Portraits”, Palazzo Vecchio in collaboration with the Uffizi museum; Florence, Italy

January 2011 – “Being Bedouin”, Bedouin Aid Concert with the City of Florence; Florence, Italy

November 2010 – “Being Bedouin”, Casa della Creatività; Florence, Italy

November 2009 – “Being Bedouin”, National Geographic; London, UK

April 2009 -“Being Bedouin”, The Darkroom Photography Academy; Florence, Italy

October 2010 – “A Year of the Blues”, Casa della Creatività; Florence, Italy

July 2007 – “My Enemy, My Brother”, Region of Puglia; Andria, Italy

COLLECTIVE EXHIBITS

October 2012 – “Senza di Noi”, Florence Art Festival; Florence, Italy

June 2012 – “Non Sono Clandestino”, Fighting Racism through Culture; Florence, Italy