Hala Muhanna (Palestine/Hungary) started her career in 2006 at Mustafa Ali Gallery and Art Foundation in Damascus organising exhibitions and coordinating cultural projects. Since then she has mentored at art workshops for children, exhibited several of her artworks in London and Damascus, worked at the Ernst Gallery in Budapest and volunteered as an Art Mediator at The Ludwig Museum of Contemporary Arts in the Hungarian capital.

She travels around the world taking part in trainings on social media & leadership and the use of art as social means for change. While in residency at the Delfina art Foundation, Hala had the chance to do an internship in the curatorial department at Tate Modern in London working on two of the major shows at the museum Cy Twombly: Cycles and Seasons and the Duchamp, Man Ray, Picabia show.

It was during her residency at the Foundation that she discovered the exciting possibilities of photography and decided to study it professionally, first in Damascus, then in Budapest to finally gain her Applied Photography Diploma in 2013. Her other two diplomas are in Painting & Graphics and English literature.

In association with:

British Council (Syria)


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