Muriel Hasbun's expertise as an artist and as an educator focuses on issues of cultural identity and memory, as well as on promoting cultural exchange. Through an intergenerational, transnational, and transcultural lens, Hasbun constructs contemporary narratives and establishes a space for dialogue where individual and collective memory spark new questions about identity and place.
Muriel Hasbun is a 2014 Smithsonian Artist Research Fellow, a 2006-08 Fulbright Scholar and the recipient of numerous distinctions and awards, including the Howard Chapnick Grant (2014), Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Awards in Photography (2015 & 2012) and in Media (2008), an Escuela de Bellas Artes Artist in Residence in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, and the Corcoran College of Art + Design’s Outstanding Creative Research Faculty Award (2007). She is Professor and Program Head of Photography at the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design at GWU in Washington, DC.
Hasbun’s photo-based work has been exhibited internationally, at venues such as: Centro Cultural de España in San Salvador (2015); Smithsonian American Art Museum (2013; 2011); Maier Museum of Art (2012); American University Museum (2008); FotoFest (2006); the Corcoran Gallery of Art (2004); the 50th Venice Biennale (2003); Centro de la Imagen in Mexico City (1999); and at the 29ème Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie d’Arles (1998). Her work is in numerous private and public collections, including the Art Museum of the Americas, DC Art Bank, Lehigh University, Smithsonian American Art Museum, University of Texas, Austin and the Bibliothèque Nationale de France.