Noura Ballout
balloutnoura@gmail.com

Grants/Awards

2018             NYFA Immigrant Artists Fellowship
2017             Eugene Driker Endowed Scholarship
2014             Detroit Betterment Scholarship
                     John & Irene Sowinski Scholarship
2013             WSU Art Activity Awards
2012             Board of Governors Academic Grant
2011-14         Federal Pell Grant
2012             Board of Governors Academic Grant
 

Presentations

2017             Panelist, “Invisible in Plain Sight”. Philadelphia Trans Health Conference. Philadelphia, PA
2016             Co-facilitator, “Arab Heritage Month Zine Workshop”. UofM Department of Arab & Muslim American Studies. Ann Arbor, MI
2015-16        Co-facilitator, “Pedagogy of Action: HIV Education Module”. Eastern Michigan University. Ypsilanti, MI
2015             Co-facilitator, “Empowering Survivors of Domestic Violence in the Arab and Muslim Community: An Educational Module”. Wayne State              University. Detroit, MI
2015             Panelist, “Palestine as a Site of Global Struggle: From Student Movements to Black4Palestine”. National Students for Justice in Palestine Conference. San Diego, CA.
2015             Panelist, “Gender Justice”. LGBTQ Muslim Retreat. Philadelphia, PA

Exhibitions

2018     Selected group Exhibition // Transparency // Whitdel Arts // Detroit, MI

2015     Solo Exhibition // Coming Home // Arab American National Museum // Dearborn, MI

2014     Selected group Exhibition // Water is Life // 555 Gallery // Detroit, MI
             Selected group Exhibition // Scope // Wayne State University // Detroit, MI
             Selected group Exhibition // Stem // 555 Gallery // Detroit, MI

Articles

2017    The Bottom Line Feature in the Huffington Post
- https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/noura-ballout-co-owner-of-detroit-based-coffee-shop_us_59e54fbde4b0a741e4b353ad

2014    Humans of Detroit Featured on NPR Michigan Radio
- http://michiganradio.org/post/why-images-strangers-make-us-feel-less-alone
Humans of Detroit featured in the Metro Times    
- http://photos.metrotimes.com/humans-of-detroit-20-unique-faces/#1

2013    Humans of Detroit Featured in Detroit Unpsun
- http://blog.thedetroithub.com/2013/10/11/humans-of-detroit-photography-project-aims to-tell-the-citys-stories-one-portrait-at-a-time/

Websites
DETROIT GRINDS
- http://www.DETROITGRINDS.com/

Ballout Threads
- http://www.balloutthreads.com/

Humans of Detroit
- http://www.humansofdetroit.com/

 

Education
Anticipated 2018  BFA Photography- Wayne State University