Participant Profile

Anthony Hamboussi

United States
New York

Anthony Hamboussi is an Egyptian-American Artist, born in Brooklyn, New York in 1969. His work has been exhibited in the Townhouse Gallery, Cairo, International Center of Photography, MoMA/PS1, Americas Society, Queens Museum and SculptureCenter, New York. He has published two monographs, Newtown Creek: A Photographic Survey of New York’s Industrial Waterway and Cairo Ring Road (forthcoming, Spring 2020). He has co-authored two books; What is Affordable Housing? with the Center for Urban Pedagogy and LIC in Context with Place in History. Hamboussi has received grants from the Aaron Siskind Foundation, Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, Jerome Foundation, En Foco, and the New York State Council on the Arts in Architecture, Planning & Design. He is the founder of L Nour Editions, a non-profit publisher specializing in photo books by artists from the Middle East and their diaspora. Hamboussi has recently curated an exhibition called Our Land; presenting the work of Arab artists based in or having ancestral ties to the MENA region, to consider landscapes of colonization and postcolonial reconstruction, indigenous land rights, ecological injustice, and war. Hamboussi is currently teaching at The City College of New York and SUNY Old Westbury. He lives in Brooklyn, New York with his wife and daughter.