Nabiha Dahhan Photography

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Vita & Exhibitions

NABIHA wurde 1976 in Deutschland geboren
hat ihre aktuelle Basis in Leipzig und Würzburg  – und arbeitet weltweit.
Sie ist Mitglied bei Freelens und dem Bundesverband für Bildender Künster (BBK Leipzig).
1990 kaufte sie ihre erste eigene Spiegelreflexkamera von ihrem gesparten Taschengeld
und begann mit 13 Jahren leidenschaftlich zu fotografieren.
Zwischen 1990 – 1993 hatte sie ihre ersten lokalen Ausstellungen und Portrait-Aufträge und arbeitete nebenbei als DJ.

NABIHA was born in Germany 1976
is based in Germany and is currently based in Leipzig and Wuerzburg.
She is working worldwide
 and member of Freelens and the Federal Association of Artists of the Fine Arts (BBK Leipzig).
In 1990 she bought her first SLR camera from her saved pocket money and began to be a passionate photographer at the age of 13.
Between 1990 and 1993 she exhibited her first works, was commissioned for portrait jobs and also worked as a DJ.

EDUCATION
1997 – 1999 Studies: Visual Communication Photo-Design, University of Applied Sciences Bielefeld
 (with Prof. Dr. Gottfried Jäger/Kulturpreis 2014 DGPh)
1999 – 2001 Studies: Photographic and Digital Arts, University of Westminster, London (with Tom Ang)
2001 Degree Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Photographic and Digital Arts Major Project and Dissertation
Is a self-portrait a portrait of the self? (with Gavin Jack and Andy Golding)
Since 2003 freelance artist
2004 Graduate Photo-Designer University of Applied Sciences Bielefeld Degree work THE DREAM
 (with Prof. Karl-Martin Holzhäuser and Prof. Dr. Martin Deppner)
2006 Foundation of Unity Art Nabiha & Thom

 

Unity Art Nabiha & Thom www.unityart.eu:

Nabiha & Thom, Vienna 2012

Das Künstlerpaar Nabiha & Thom lebt und arbeitet seit 1997 gemeinsam in Deutschland und im Ausland.
Neben vielen Ausstellungen in Deutschland wurden Nabiha & Thoms Arbeiten
bereits in Großbritannien, Frankreich, Italien, Österreich, Syrien, Russland,
Lettland, Spanien, Kambodscha, Griechenland und den USA gezeigt.

 

The artist couple Nabiha & Thom have been living and working together in Germany and abroad since 1997.
Besides many exhibitions in Germany, Nabiha & Thom´s works were shown in the UK, France, Italy, Austria, Syria, Russia, Latvia, Spain, Cambodia, Greece and the USA.

 

EXHIBITIONS (selection):

2017 DOORS OF PERCEPTION, Mondo Galeria, Centro Cultural de Jesús, IBIZA
2017 DOORS OF PERCEPTION, Mondo Galeria, Madrid
2016 EOS, Ode to Red, PhotoPhore/Photo L.A., Los Angeles
2016 METAMORPHOSES, Fine A.R.T.S., Museum im Kulturspeicher, Würzburg
2016 DOORS OF PERCEPTION, ZUKUNFTSVISIONEN2016 Bewusst.Sein
Festival for contemporary Art, Görlitz > & PRIZE WINNER
2016 DOORS OF PERCEPTION, AFFORDABLE ART FAIR MILANO, Italy
2015 DOORS OF PERCEPTION, Snap to Grid, Los Angeles Center for Digital Art
2015 DOORS OF PERCEPTION, European Contemporary Art Fair ST.ART Strasbourg/France
2015 DOORS OF PERCEPTION, Förderfläche Contemporary Art Ruhr, Welterbe Zollverein, Essen2015 DOORS OF PERCEPTION, Flash Sound Up, Nacht der Fotografie / Night of Photography Wissenschaftspark Gelsenkirchen
2015 FROM HER: An Exhibition by Women about Women, An Exhibition in Honor of National Women`s History Month, El Pueblo Historical Monument, PICO HOUSE GALLERY, Los Angeles, California, US

2014 SNAP TO GRID, Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, in conjunction with Downtown Art Walk, California, US
2014 EIN TAG DEUTSCHLAND / FREELENS e.V. Dongguan Exhibition Center, China
2014 SACRED MEMORIES, El Pueblo Historical Monument, Los Angeles, California, US
2014 Galerie Gabriele Müller, Würzburg
2014 Yellow Chain Dance / China Stories Galerie Lichtblick, Köln/ l’atelier cinq, during Rencontres d’Arles 2014/France
2014 Finding the Light, PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, Vermont, US
2014 METAMORPHOSES, Jellybrain Gallery, Vienna
2013 METAMORPHOSES, BERLINER LISTE
2013 Reflections on Resentment, Art prize Rastede ”Ich bin`s ! Mein gespiegeltes Selbst”, Palais Rastede
2012 The Christmas Photo Album, Galerie Lichtblick, Cologne
2012 Yellow Chain Dance & Tempe Bell (videos), Pimp the Timp Vol II, exhibition organised by Galerie Lichtblick,
FENZkunstraum and Galerie Kunstwerk Nippes as part of the 21. Photoszene Köln
2012 Who not fear the Sea, Familie Mensch 2012, Kunsthalle Lindenthal, Cologne, as part of the 21. Photoszene Köln
2012 Yellow Chain Dance, Malaysia 2009 (video), CologneOFF 2012 Greece II 1#minuteCOLOGNE – Cologne One Minute Film Festival Videoart Festival Miden Kalamata/Greece
2012 Yellow Chain Dance, Malaysia 2009 (video), A Virtual Memorial Phnom Penh 2012 videoart in a global context,
META House Phnom Penh, Cambodia
2012 Yellow Chain Dance, Malaysia 2009 (video), CologneOFF 2012 Spain II, Fundacion FIART, Electrocuciones 2012 in Madrid
2012 Pilgermüll, Save Our Oceans Award, Heldenplatz, Vienna
2012 METAMORPHOSES, Jellybrain Gallery Oliver von Feistmantl, Vienna

2011 Lushoto, Tanzania, On the Road, Travel Photography, PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, Vermont
2011 UNITY 1997–2011, 7. Wiesbadener Fototage, Nassauischer Kunstverein2011 UNITY 1997–2011, 7.
Wiesbadener Fototage, Thalhaus Galerie
2011 Yellow Chain Dance, Malaysia 2009 (video), CologneOFF 2011 in Riga,
Waterpieces Contemporary Art & Video Festival Riga/Latvia
2010 Before Unity (Nabiha), group show Resonanzen – Bremer Kulturen, Villa Ichon, Bremen
2010 Grace (Nabiha), selected group show of “The Big Artist`s Night” / Bodyworlds Big Artist´s Night / Körperwelten KunstNacht, Koerperwelten exhibition, Bremen
2010 Unity of Mind (1st prize winner Thom), selected group show of “The Big Artist`s Night” / Bodyworlds Big Artist´s Night / Körperwelten KunstNacht, Bremen
2010 Group show klubfoto Unterwegs / On the road, Cap San Diego, Hamburg2010 Group show Nordaufnahme örtlich nördlich, Nabiha & Thom: The Knochenhauer Sessions, Kunsthalle Worpswede
2010 Group show Nordaufnahme örtlich nördlich, Nabiha & Thom: The Knochenhauer Sessions, Nordwolle Delmenhorst Nordwestdeutsches Museum für Industriekultur
2009 UNITY 1997 – 2009, Woodstock 1969 – 2009, Galleria Studio 44, Genua, Italien
2009 Group show Nordaufnahme örtlich nördlich, Nabiha & Thom: The Knochenhauer Sessions, Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte Oldenburg
2009 Group show Nordaufnahme örtlich nördlich, Nabiha & Thom: The Knochenhauer Sessions, Ostfriesisches Landesmuseum, Emden
2009 Presentation for the group show The Chrismas Photo Album, Ost-Galerie, Moskow
2008 Group exhibition klubfoto Private, Uferhallen, Berlin /as part of the Third Month of Photography Berlin 2008
2008 Presentation UNITY 1997 – 2008 by DIE ZEIT / CAMPUS, Photokina 2008
2008 klubfoto Private, Museum für Arbeit, Hamburg
2008 BBK group show, Bunker F38, Bremen
2008 solo show Steven P. Carnarius, Bamberg

2007 Faith, Love, Hope, Hafenmuseum, Bremen
2007 UNITY, Women`s Art Festival, Aleppo, Syria
2007 klubfoto Famous, Fotosommer Stuttgart
2007 Solo Exhibition Tales from India, Nehru Centre, Cultural Wing of the High Commission of India, London
2007 UNITY, Bremen Award For Fine Art 2006, Städtische Galerie im Buntentor, Bremen
2006 UNITY, Portraiture in contemporary art, Annual Exhibition BBK, Städtische Galerie im Buntentor, Bremen
2006 klubfoto Famous, Europäischer Monat der Fotografie/European month of Photography, Martin Gropius Bau Berlin
2006 UNITY, Love is the message, Galerie Storkower Bogen, Berlin
2006 UNITY Nordaufnahme 2006, Design Centre, Bremen
2006 UNITY exhibition Gallery 11, Gruner + Jahr, Long Museum Night Hamburg
2006 THE DREAM, Galerie Maria Kohl, Darmstadt Days of Photography
2006 klubfoto Berühmt, Gruner + Jahr Foyer, Hamburg
2006 Guided Tours UNITY solo show, Galerie 11, Gruner + Jahr, Long Museum Night Hamburg
2006 Solo exhibition UNITY, Galerie 11, Gruner + Jahr Hamburg
2005 THE DREAM, Hypegallery / Rencontres d`Arles
2005 klubfoto Respect, Fotosommer Stuttgart
2005 klubfoto Respect, 3. Triennale der Photographie, Hamburg
2005 THE DREAM Best of Aplanat, Aplanat Gallery for Photography, Hamburg
2004 klubfoto At Night, PPS Gallery, Hamburg
2004 THE DREAM, Photokina, Cologne
2004 Degree show THE DREAM, University of Applied Sciences, Bielefeld
2001 Degree show Is a self-portrait a portrait of the self?, The Old Trumanbrewery, London
2000 solo show Abstractions, Zapp, London

 

AWARDS
2016 KUNST HEUTE AWARD 2016 Nominee
2016 Artist residency ZUKUNFTSVISIONEN2016 Bewusst.Sein Festival for contemporary Art sponsored by CONSIOUSNESS NETWORK & PHILOSOFIE.ORG
2016 Prize Winner at the ZUKUNFTSVISIONEN2016 Bewusst.Sein Festival for contemporary Art sponsored by CONSIOUSNESS NETWORK & PHILOSOFIE.ORG
2015 Honourable Mention for DOORS OF PERCEPTION, London International Creative Competition
2015 Sponsord Booth at C.A.R. Contemporary Art Ruhr for DOORS OF PERCEPTION
2014 Nomination Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum International Photography Award with Al Rachila
2013 Nomination Kunstpreis/art prize Rastede  theme ”Ich bin`s ! Mein gespiegeltes Selbst”/”Its me ! My mirrored self” for Reflections on Resentment (Nabiha)
2013 Silver Medal Award, San Francisco Photography Exhibition, Gallery Photographica, San Francisco (Juror: Jim Casper) for EOS
2012 Pilgermüll, Save Our Oceans Award, Heldenplatz, Vienna
2011 Honorable mention, The Worldwide Photography Gala Awards with Nereid and Al Rachila
2010 First prize, The Big Bodyworlds Artists Night, Bremen with Unity of Mind (Thom)
2006 Nomination for the Bremen Award for Fine Arts 2006 with UNITY

 

CATALOGUES
2016 ZUKUNFTSVISIONEN2016 Bewusst.Sein Festival for contemporary Art exhibition catalogue
2016 Art fair catalogue Galerie Böhner Affordable Art Fair Milano, Italy
2015 Art fair catalogue Galerie Böhner ST.ART Strasbourg, France
2015 Art fair catalogue C.A.R. Contemporary Art Ruhr
2014 Finding the Light (book), Photo Place Gallery, Vermont/US
2013 BERLINER LISTE exhibition catalogue
2013 Exhibition catalogue art prize Rastede ”Ich bin`s ! Mein gespiegeltes Selbst”
2012 Lens Culture Fotofest Paris catalogue
2012 On the Road (book), Photo Place Gallery, Vermont/US
2011 Exhibition catalogue 7. Wiesbadener Fototage – Wagnis Fotografie with Unity 1997 – 2011
2010 Exhibition catalogue Resonanzen – Bremer Kulturen with Before Unity
2010 Selected Views No.11
2010 Freelens Association Book Project “1 Tag Deutschland / 1 Day Germany”
2010 Exhibition magazine klubfoto exhibition Unterwegs
2009 Exhibition catalogue Nordaufnahme örtlich nördlich
2008 Magazine klubfoto exhibition Privat / Private
2007 Selected Views No. 9
2006 Exhibition catalogue gesichtet – Portraiture in contemporary art, Annual Exhibition BBK
2006 Exhibition catalogue Darmstadt Days of Photography, Selbstsicht – Der Schritt ins Bild
2006 Magazine klubfoto exhibition Berühmt / Famous
2006 Exhibition catalogue solo show: UNITY Nabiha Dahhan und Thom, Photography at Galerie 11, Gruner + Jahr AG & Co KG Hamburg
2005 Exhibition magazine klubfoto exhibition Respekt / Respect
2004 Exhibition magazine klubfoto exhibition Nachts / At Night
2004 Degree catalogue,University of Applied Sciences, Bielefeld

 

PRESS (selection)
2016 Interview INSIDE THE RIFT
2013 Article about METAMORPHOSES, BERLINER LISTE 2013, Diversity Art Media
2011 Live performance Katapult „Babbel Night“, Frankfurt, presenting „14 years UNITY“
2010 10 GEO International magazine – worldwide in 18 countries – double spread with 41 UNITY images 1997 – 2010 illustrating the cover story “What keeps us togehter”
2010 10 Interview Radio Bremen/Funkhaus Europa by Anke Wiebersiek
2010 07 GEO magazine, double spread with 41 UNITY images 1997 – 2010 illustrating the cover story “What keeps us togehter”
2010 05 several articles about “The Bodyworld`s Big Artist`s Night” and Thom`s first prize in: Kreiszeitung, Nordeseezeitung, NWZ Online, Campus TV and others
2010 05 Center TV Spot April 30 2010 “Weserzeit” about Nabiha and Thom at “The Bodyworlds Big Artist`s Night”, Thom`s award ceremony (1st prize), Koerperwelten exhibition, Bremen / Jagoda Przybyl, Redaktion center.tv
2008 08 DIE ZEIT CAMPUS article and interview “Schnappküsse” (“Snap-Kisses”) Studentenwerke / Liebe (Student works / Love) Unity Art Nabiha & Thom, 5 pages by Malin Schulz
2007 11 Interview Bavarian Open Radio Verliebt, verlobt, verheiratet, fotografiert by Felicia Reinsteadt
2006 09 TV report Rundfunk Berlin Brandenburg “Heimat Journal / Heute aus Berlin” / Exhibition UNITY / Love is the Message/Galerie Storckower Bogen by Karla Kniestedt
2006 04 KUNSTZEITUNG 116 “Gruner + Jahr`s Galerie 11/ Images by Nabiha Dahhan and Thom” by Isabelle Hofmann
2006 03 PROFIFOTO “Nabiha & Thom UNITY”, 6 pages

 

 

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