Noura Ballout
Detroit, MI | balloutnoura@gmail.com

Education
BFA, Photography, Wayne State University, Detroit, Mi 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITION | TWO PERSON SHOW 

2019 Looking For America | Detroit Historical Museum | Detroit, MI

Transformation | Detroit Artist Market | Detroit, MI

On Home, Identity, and Diaspora | Vox Populi Gallery | Philadelphia, PA

2018   2018 Photography Exhibition | Scarab Club | Detroit, MI

Mark for Redaction | Flux Factory | Queens, NY

Making Spaces Home | Black Box Gallery | Detroit, MI 

Still Healing | Annex Gallery | Detroit, MI

Projections | Detroit Grinds Gallery | Detroit, MI

Transparency | Whitdel Arts | Detroit, MI

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

2014  Water is Life | 555 Gallery | Detroit, MI

Scope | Wayne State University | Detroit, MI

Stem | 555 Gallery | Detroit, MI

RESIDENCIES

2019 Project Art | Detroit, MI

2018 Flux Factory | Queens, NY

Ghana Think Tank | Detroit, MI

CURATORIAL WORK

2019 Dirty Laundry | Curator | Detroit, MI

2nd Annual AANM Book + Print Festival | Curator | Arab American National Museum | Dearborn, MI

2018 Mark for Redaction | Lead Art Director | Queens, NY2018   Mark for Redaction | Lead Art Director | Queens, NY

Projections | Curator | Detroit Grinds Gallery | Detroit, MI

Book + Print Festival | Curator | Arab American National Museum | Dearborn, MI

AWARDS | FELLOWSHIPS | ACCOMPLISHMENTS

2019   2019 Gilda Award, awarded by Kresge Arts in Detroit, a program of The Kresge Foundation

Applebaum Fellowship

2018   NYFA Immigrant Artists Fellowship

Founded Book + Print Festival

2017   Eugene Driker Endowed Scholarship

Founded Habibi House Residency

2015   Acquired The Bottom Line, Café & Artist Hub

2014   Detroit Betterment Scholarship

John & Irene Sowinski Scholarship

2013   WSU Art Activity Awards

2012   Board of Governors Academic Grant

2011    Federal Pell Grant

Board of Governors Academic Grant

PRESENTATIONS | LECTURES

2019   Imagining Intersectional Futures | Panelist | Detroit Art Week | Philadelphia, PA

2017   Invisible in Plain Sight | Panelist | Philadelphia Trans Health Conference | Philadelphia, PA

2016   Arab Heritage Month Zine Workshop | Facilitator | UofM Department of Arab & Muslim American Studies | Ann Arbor, MI

2015   Pedagogy of Action: HIV Education Module | Facilitator | Eastern Michigan University | Ypsilanti, MI

Empowering Survivors of Domestic Violence in Arab Communities: An Educational Module | Facilitator | WSU | Detroit, MI

Palestine as a Site of Global Struggle: From Student Movements to Black4Palestine | Panelist | San Diego, CA.

Gender Justice | Panelist | LGBTQ Muslim Retreat | Philadelphia, PA

PRESS

Clarke, Kinsey | In the shadow of the Motown Museum, another kind of studio emerges | The Neighborhoods | May 22, 2019

Samuelsson, Marcus | No Passport Required: Detroit | PBS | July 10, 2018

Ibrahim, Irum | Noura Ballout: Co-Owner of Detroit-based Coffee Shop on Identity, Safe Spaces, and Storytelling | Huffington Post | October 17, 2017  

Wells, Kate | Why images of strangers make us feel less alone | NPR Michigan Radio, January 17, 2014

Websites

Nouraballout.com 

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