Beauty Amplification Project

Besan Z. Khamis (b. 1994) is a Palestinian-American artist living in New York City. His work consists of paintings, sculptures, performances, and musical compositions.

Bird’s Eye View
Burning the Flag
The Miracle of Teta Farha (Fruit)
Miscommunications Chair
Together we miss the Point
Freedom Printer
If I ruled the World

Email

bkhamis@mica.edu

Phone

+1.410.960.0392

Curriculum Vitae

Education

2016

Maryland Institute College of Art, Interdisciplinary Sculpture, BFA.

2012

Baltimore School for the Arts, High School Diploma.

2011

University of California, Los Angeles: Intensive Sculpture Summer program in Art Department.

Exhibitions

2018

Selected works at "This Side of the Wall". The Jerusalem Fund, DC.

2017

Painting exhibited at Sky Stage, Frederick, MD

2016

“Miscommunications Chair” exhibited at group show Telephone. Gallery 502 NY, NY.

2016

“Freedom Printer,” (sculpture) and “If I Ruled the World” (publication) exhibited at New York Art Book Fair “Friendly Fire”, MoMa PS1.

2016

Bird’s Eye View, MICA Senior Thesis Exhibition.

2015

Two person painting show "Al Ab w' Al Ibn" The Jerusalem Fund, DC.

2015

“Fruit from Reineh,” Honorable Mention, Juried Undergraduate Show, MICA

Publications & Recognition

2018

Ghassan Kanafani Resistance Arts Anthology Web and Print.

2016

MICA Student Highlights. Web. Spring 2016.

2016

Juxtapositions. Web and Print. Spring 2016.

2016

If I Ruled the World. Press Press. Web and Print. Spring 2016.

2016

If I Ruled the World. Featured by Bmore Art. Web. Spring 2016.

Awards

2015

Betty Cooke '46 Scholarship

2015

Reuben Brook Memorial Scholarship

2015

MICA Achievement Award

2014

Interdisciplinary Sculpture Recognition Award

2013

MD Rawlings E.A. Grant