2002-2007 BFA Graduate, Design Art, Concordia University, Montreal, QC.,Canada.
2000-2002 D.E.C. Graduate, Fine Arts, John Abbott College, Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, QC., Canada.
1995-2000 D.E.S. Graduate, École Secondaire Jean XXIII, Dorval, QC., Canada.
2014' Birthmark Theory, Islamic Arts Festival - Sharjah, UAE
- 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
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
- 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
- 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.
- 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)
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.