2002-2007 (B.F.A), Design Art, Concordia University, Montreal, QC.,Canada.

2000-2002 (D.E.C), Fine Arts, John Abbott College, Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, QC., Canada.

1995-2000 (D.E.S), École Secondaire Jean XXIII, Dorval, QC., Canada.

1989-1995, École Primaire Gentilly, Dorval, QC., Canada.

Solo Exhibition

2014' Birthmark Theory, Islamic Arts Festival - Sharjah, UAE 

↑ Travelling;

- 2015' Nour Festival of Arts, London Print Studio - London UK 

2014' Honolulu (Here Are Pearls), Sultan Gallery - Sabhan, Kuwait

2012’ Learning by Heart, Project Space/The Third Line Gallery - Dubai, UAE 

Group Exhibitions

2018’ ‘Reviving Humanity Memorial’, World Youth Forum in collaboration w/ Shosha Kamal Design (Permanent) - Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt.

2018’ Connexions, Musée des Beaux Arts de Montréal, with the Canada Council for the Arts (Permanent) - Montreal, QC. Canada (Sept. 18th 2018 - June 16th 2019 in the World Cultures Pavilion)

2018’ Picture Power Religion, Art Museum of Bochum - Bochum, Germany (Oct. 13th - Feb 24th 2019)

2018' Focus, Gulf Photo Festival, The Third Line: Gallery 2 - Dubai, UAE 

2017' Canada150, The Consulate General of Canada, Warehouse 61 Alkersal Ave. - Dubai UAE 

2017' Beyond the Post Age, Goldschlag 70 Gallery - Vienna, Austria

2017' Sanctuary, FORE-SITE Foundation / Fort Mason Chapel - San Francisco, CA., U.S.A. 

2017' ISLAM, IT’S ALSO OUR HISTORY! EUROPE AND ITS MUSLIM LEGACIES, Vanderborght Building - Brussels, Belgium 

2017' Letters, Athr Gallery - Jeddah, Saudi Arabia 

2017' Suspended Territories,  Marta-Herford Museum - Herford, Germany  

2017' Presence: Reflections on the Middle East, Centre for Visual Arts - Denver, CO., U.S.A. 

2016' Conversing over Saffron, The Third Line Summer Show - Dubai, UAE

2016' Hurriya, Imago Mundi / Benetton Foundation - Italy

2015' Art Dubai, The Third Line Booth A.15 - Dubai, UAE

2014' The Will of Change, The 26th Alexandria Biennale for Mediterranean Countries, The Alexandria Museum of Fine Arts - Alexandria, Egypt 

2014' Summer Show, The Third Line Gallery - Dubai, UAE 

2014' The 3rd Edition of Ecrans/Med Festival, Gallery MAI - Montreal, Qc. Canada 

2014' Hajj, Le Pèlerinage à La Mecque, L'institut du Monde Arabe - Paris, France 

2014' Interpreting Peace, Women and Art Biennial, The Sharjah Museum - Sharjah, UAE

2014' A Libyan Lamma, St James Cavalier Centre for Creativity - Valletta, Malta 

2013' The Salon, Project Space: The Third Line Gallery - Dubai, UAE 

2013' Missed Connection, Reynolds Gallery - Richmond, VA., U.S.A. 

2013' Cross-border, ZKM Museum of Contemporary Art - Karlsruhe, Germany 

2012’ Twenty Five Years of Creativity, Institut du Monde Arabe à Paris - Paris, France

↑ Traveled; 

- 2013' March 5th –  March 31st 2013: Emirates Palace - Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.

- 2013' April 20th – June 10th 2013: Naila Art Gallery - Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

- 2013' July 7th – September 15th 2013: National Museum - Manama, Bahrain

2012' Reorientations II (Suwar): Pictorial Representations In The Arab World, Rose Issa Projects - London, England

2011’ The State: Social/Antisocial?, Traffic Gallery - Dubai, U.A.E.

2010’ Velocity: rate of change of position, Function 13 Gallery, SAVAC Annual Exhibition [South Asian Visual Arts Centre] - Toronto, Canada

2009’ Bamako Encounters, Bamako Biennial - Bamako, Mali

↑ Traveled;  

- 2010' February 23rd to May 16th: Foto Museum - Antwerp, Belgium 

- 2010' June 20th to September 4th: Johannesburg Art Gallery - Johannesburg, South Africa

- 2010' October 1st to December 1st: South African National Gallery - Cape Town, South Africa

2009’ (Taswir) Pictorial Mappings of Islam and Modernity, Martin-Gropius-Bau - Berlin, Germany

2008’ Reorientations: Contemporary Arab Representations, for The European Parliament’s Arab League Summit Conference - Brussels, Belgium

2008’ Singapore Biennale, The Third Line Booth - Singapore

2008’ Art Dubai, The Third Line Booth - Dubai, U.A.E.

2007' Anybody, Art House Gallery -Tripoli, Libya

2007' Bring The Noise: seeing yourself in my brown eyes, Salomon Contemporary - The Hamptons, NY. U.S.A

2006' Figure/Ground: Four Women and their Surroundings, The Third Line gallery - Dubai, U.A.E.

↑ Traveled; 

- 2006 Sultan Gallery - Sabhan, Kuwait

2006' Flashback/Forward: A Visual Timeline of Cultural practices in the Middle East, Commissioned outdoor installation, Business Bay - Dubai, U.A.E.

2005' Designed, CDP Building - Montreal, QC., Canada

2005' Sporadic Subtitles, VAV Gallery - Montreal, QC., Canada

2004' Salon Rouge, VAV Gallery - Montreal, QC., Canada

2004' Take My Picture, VAV Gallery - Montreal, QC., Canada

2004' Photo Department Prize Winners Show, VAV Gallery - Montreal, QC., Canada

2004' Show Off, Leonard and Bina Ellen Gallery - Montreal, QC., Canada


2016 Behiery, Valérie, IAM-AFRICA Magazine, Art, Identity and Family Stories (Cameroon) 

2015 Ageli, Nahla, Muftah Magazine, Libyan-Canadian Artist Contemplates Life After Death, Angels & Paradise, in Loving Memory of Her Father (London, England)

2014 Le 1: Le numéro 27 du 1, La Réflexion sur la Question Musulmane (France)  

2012 Behiery, Valérie, Imaging Islam in the Art of Arwa Abouon, Journal of Canadian Art History 33:2. (Canada)

2011 Kurd, Rahat, Maisonneuve; Quarterly Magazine, Modest Appearances (Canada)

2010 Behiery, Valérie, Islamic Arts Magazine, Everyday Poetics: The Autobiographical art of Arwa Abouon  (Sarajevo, Bosnia)

2009 New Vision, Arab Contemporary Art in the 21st Century  (U.A.E.)

2009 Behiery, Valérie, Discours alternatifs du voile dans l’Art Comtemporain  (Canada)

2009 Art Papers September/October Edition, (U.S.A.), pg. 27 – 33

2008 Sharp, Emily, Financial Times Supplement, Art of Our Time, March 2008, (UAE), pg. 36

2008 Demur, Anaid, Be Contemporary Magazine , Mille et Une Oevres a Dubai (France)

2008 Laera, Margherita, Italian Vogue Arte, July Issue (Italy)

2008 Aivazian, Haig, Canvas Magazine Special Edition 3rd Anniversary, Unseen and Unheard (U.A.E.)

2007 Sayidaty Magazine, Issue #1346 (Saudi Arabia)

Public Collections

Musée de L'Institut du Monde Arabe; I'm Sorry / I Forgive You.

Rose Issa Projects; Generations Series (Mother/Daughter).

The Stanley Mills Collection; Generations Series (Mother/Daughter).

The Third Line Gallery; Allah Eye Doctor Chart and Generations Series (Mother/Daughter)+(Father/Son).


2013 Christies Dubai Auction; Jnan Nuwarr.   


2014 The 26th Alexandria Biennale for Mediterranean Countries, Alexandria, Egypt.

2004 Photo Department Prize Winner, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada.

2004 Stanley Mills Purchase Prize Winner, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada.