Noura Ballout
Detroit, MI | balloutnoura@gmail.com

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

Exhibitions 

2019 Selected group Exhibition | On Home, Identity, and Diaspora | Vox Populi Gallery | Philadelphia, PA

2018   Selected group Exhibition | 2018 Photography Exhibition | Scarab Club | Detroit, MI

Selected group Exhibition | Mark for Redaction | Flux Factory | Queens, NY

Selected group Exhibition | Making Spaces Home | Black Box Gallery | Detroit, MI 

Selected group Exhibition | Still Healing | Annex Gallery | Detroit, MI

Selected group Exhibition | Projections | Detroit Grinds Gallery | Detroit, MI

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

Residencies

2018   Flux Factory | Queens, NY

Ghana Think Tank | Detroit, MI

Curatorial Work

2018    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

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

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   Co-facilitator, “Pedagogy of Action: HIV Education Module” | Eastern Michigan University | Ypsilanti, MI

Co-facilitator | Empowering Survivors of Domestic Violence in the Arab and Muslim Community: An Educational Module | Wayne State University | Detroit, MI

Panelist | Palestine as a Site of Global Struggle: From Student Movements to Black4Palestine | National Students for Justice in Palestine Conference | San Diego, CA.

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

Press

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

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