Muriel Hasbun

solo + two-person exhibitions (selected)

2021

  • RoFa Projects, “RECORD: Cultural Pulses,” Potomac, MD.
  • Mary H. Dana Women Artists Series Galleries, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, (online catalog with essays and interview by Erina Duganne and Tatiana Flores), forthcoming.

2020

2019

  • Brentwood Arts Exchange, “Documented: The Community Blackboard,” Brentwood, MD.

2018

  • Gala Hispanic Theater, Muriel Hasbun: Foto-retratos / Photo-portraits, Washington, D.C.

2016        

  • Civilian Art Projects, “Muriel Hasbun and Caroline Lacey: Calling to You,” Washington, D.C.
  • Centro Cultural de España, “ARTE VOZ,” San Salvador, El Salvador.

2015

  • Centro Cultural de España, “legado y memoria: trazando el laberinto/legacy and memory: mapping the labyrinth,” San Salvador, El Salvador.

2012

  • e-misférica, “X post facto”, New York University, NY, (online).
  • University of Texas-Austin, “Archive and Memory,” Austin, TX.

2011

  • Mexican Cultural Institute, “Conversación: Photo Works by Muriel Hasbun and Pablo Ortiz Monasterio,” Washington, D.C., (brochure).

2010

  • McKinney Avenue Contemporary - The MAC, “barquitos de papel and other stories,” Dallas, TX.

2009

  • Warner Gallery, “Vessels & Vestiges,” O’Brien Arts Center, Saint Andrew’s School, Middletown, DE.

2008

  • Lonsdale Gallery, “Memory, Identity and Remembrance,” Toronto, Canada.

2007

  • NYU’s Hemispheric Institute & Centro Cultural Recoleta, “barquitos de papel,” Buenos Aires, Argentina, (catalog.)

2006

  • Art Museum of the Americas, “Documented: The Community Blackboard,” Washington, D.C.
  • Centro Cultural de España, “Terruño: detrás del telón / Backdrop: The Search for Home,” San Salvador, El Salvador, (catalog).
  • FotoFest, International Biennial of Photography, “Trace,”JP Morgan Chase Tower, Heritage Gallery, Houston,  TX, (catalog).

2004

  • Corcoran Gallery of Art, “Memento: Muriel Hasbun Photographs,” Washington, D.C., (brochure).

2003

  • Conner Contemporary Art, “Watched Over,” Washington, D.C..

2000   

  • Sol Mednick Gallery, “Santos y sombras,” University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA.

1999   

  • Ann Loeb Bronfman Gallery, D.C.CC, “Santos y sombras,” Washington, D.C., (brochure).
  • Ann Loeb Bronfman Gallery, “Protegida: Auvergne--Toi et Moi,” Washington, D.C., (brochure).

1997   

1996   

  • Centre Culturel, “Santos y sombras,” Octobre de la Photo, Agen, France.
  • Galerie Le Bleu de Lectoure, L’eté photographique de Lectoure: “Santos y sombras,” France.
  • Art Museum of the Americas, “Santos y sombras,” Gallery at the OAS, Washington, D.C., (brochure).

1989   

  • Galería Imaginaria, “Muriel Hasbun,” Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala.

1988   

  • Museum of Modern Art of Latin America, “Muriel Hasbun,” Gallery at the OAS, Washington, D.C., (brochure).

1986   

  • Galería el laberinto, “Muriel Hasbun-fotografías,” San Salvador, El Salvador.

group exhibitions (selected)

2022

  • Tufts University Art Galleries, “Art for the Future: Artists Call and Central American Solidarities,” curated by Erina Duganne and Abigail Satinsky, Boston, MA (book, Inventory Press).

2021

  • Centro Cultural de España, “Urdir la trama rota,” San Salvador, El Salvador.
  • Candela Gallery, “Photography is Dead…Long Live Photography,” Richmond, VA (catalog).

2020

  • Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery, “Aceptar,” (guest curator: Irene Clouthier), Washington, DC.
  • Art on Paper, “Edgar Endress, Erika Harrsch, Muriel Hasbun,” RoFa Projects, NY, NY.

2019

  • George Mason University, “Migratory Aesthetics,” guest curated by RoFa Projects, Fairfax, VA.
  • Trawick Prize Finalists Exhibition, Gallery B, Bethesda, MD.
  • El Museo del Barrio, Culture and the People, 1969-2019, New York, NY.

2018

  • Turchin Center for Visual Arts,Full Circle: 2018 CENTER Award Winners, Boone, NC.
  • Ninoska Huerta Gallery, The Moon in the Mirror: A Gaze of Her Own, Coral Gables, FL.
  • MARTE-Museo de Arte de El Salvador, Equis-Equis: 20 años del CCE, San Salvador, El Salvador.
  • Family Film Project, Video-Installations: Scheherazade or (Per)forming the Archive, Porto, Portugal.
  • IA&A at Hillyer, Revealed, Washington, D.C.
  • The Athenaeum, Parallel Lives, Alexandria, VA.

2017

  • Marion Center for Photographic Arts, CENTER Award Winners Exhibition, Santa Fe, NM, 2017.
  • Decker and Meyerhoff Galleries, Sondheim Semi-Finalist Exhibition, MICA, Baltimore, MD.
  • Betty Mae Kramer Gallery, “Post Memory: Photographs of a Certain Place and Time,” Silver Spring, MD.

2016

  • PINTA MIAMI, “Of Fragile Things: Architecture and Desire – Ronald Morán, Muriel Hasbun and Beatriz Cortez,” Aluna Art Foundation, Miami, FL.
  • American University Museum, Alper Initiative for Washington Art, “The Looking Glass: Artist Immigrants of Washington, D.C.,” (catalog).
  • Centro Cultural de España, “Vivencias: Legado,” San Salvador, El Salvador.
  • Candela Books and Gallery, “Unbound 5!,” Richmond, VA.
  • Sala Nacional de Exposiciones, “A cielo abierto: Construcciones espacio-temporales de género,“ San Salvador, El Salvador.

2015

  • U.S. Embassy in Zagreb, Art in Embassies, “E Pluribus Unum,” Croatia, (catalog).

2014

  • Rutgers University, Paul Robeson Galleries, “From There to Here,” Newark, NJ.
  • Society for Photographic Education, “Off the Web, On the Wall,” Cleveland, OH.
  • Notre Dame of Maryland University, Gormley Gallery, “Contested Divisions,” Baltimore, MD.

2013

  • Corcoran Gallery of Art, Gallery 31, “Inter Vivos: Margaret Adams, Gabriela Bulisova, Muriel Hasbun,” (guest curator: Michael Mazzeo), Washington, D.C..
  • Smithsonian American Art Museum, “Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art,” Washington, D.C., (book; traveling).
  • Smithsonian American Art Museum, “A Democracy of Images: Photographs from the Smithsonian American Art Museum” (guest curator: Merry Foresta), Washington, D.C., (online catalog).
  • Hillyer Arts Space, “Of Place and Time,” (guest curator: Jarvis DuBois), Washington, D.C..

2012

  • Maier Museum of Art, “The 101st Annual Exhibition of Contemporary Art: Bridges Not Walls,” Lynchburg, VA (catalog).

2011

  • Light Work, “En Foco/In Focus: Selected Works from the Permanent Collection,” (guest curator: Elizabeth Ferrer), Syracuse, NY; (Traveling: Art Museum of the Americas, Washington, D.C.; Ajira, Newark, NJ, etc.).
  • Smithsonian American Art Museum, “Close to Home: Photographers and Their Families,” Washington, D.C..
  • Lehigh University, Dubois Gallery, “Women Photographers: Selections from the LUAG Teaching Collection,” Lehigh, PA, 2011.

2010

  • Michael Mazzeo Gallery, “RSVP: Arbor,” New York, NY.
  • S. Embassy in San Salvador, Art in Embassies, El Salvador.

2009

  • District of Columbia Arts Center, “Gift Exchange,” (guest curator: Laura Roulet), Washington, D.C..

2008

  • American University Museum, Katzen Arts Center, “Multiplicitocracy,” Washington, D.C. (brochure).
  • Gallery 31 at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, “FotoViajeros: International Experience / Transnational Identity,” Washington, D.C..

2007

  • Society for Photographic Education (MidAtlantic/Northeast), “Homeland: Video Festival,” Woodstock, NY.
  • Cultural Institute of Mexico, “Directions,” (guest curators: Irene Clouthier & Laura Roulet), Washington, D.C., (catalog).
  • Museum of Photographic Arts, “Tell Me a Story: Narrative Photography Now,” (guest curator: Merry Foresta), San Diego, CA.

2006

  • Art Museum of the Americas, “Rompiendo Fronteras/Breaking Borders,” Washington, D.C..
  • Zoellner Arts Center, “Latin American Photography 2: Selections from the LUAG Collection,” Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA, (catalog).

2005

  • Texas Women’s University, Joyce Elaine Grant Photography Exhibition, (guest curator: Alison Devine Nordström), Denton, TX.

2003

  • International Center of Photography, Only Skin Deep National Survey, New York, NY.
  • 50th Venice Biennale, “Dreams and Conflicts,” Latin American Pavilion-IILA, Santi Cosma e Damiano Convent, Venice, Italy, (catalogs).
  • The Art Gallery, “Cruzando Fronteras/Crossing Borders,”Montgomery College, Rockville, MD, (brochure).
  • The Lowe Art Museum, “Paradise Lost? Aspects of Landscape in Latin American Art,” University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL, (catalog).

2002

  • Fries Museum, “Mundos Creados,” Noorderlicht Photofestival, Leeuwarden, Netherlands, (catalog).
  • Corcoran Gallery of Art, “Dedicated to Art: 2002 Faculty Biennial Exhibition,” Corcoran College of Art + Design, Washington, D.C..

2001

  • MALBA/Colección Constantini, “Políticas de la Diferencia: Arte iberoamericano fin de siglo,” (guest curator: Virginia Pérez Ratton), Buenos Aires, Argentina, December, & Centro de Convenciones de Pernambuco, Recife, Brazil, July; organized by Generalitat Valenciana (catalog).
  • Lehigh University Art Galleries, “Latin American Artist-Photographers,” Bethlehem, PA, (catalog).
  • The Art Gallery at University of Maryland, “Opened Book,” (guest curator: Kristen Hileman), College Park, MD.

2000

  • El Museo del Barrio, “Latin American Artist-Photographers,” (guest curator: Ricardo Viera), New York, NY.
  • Corcoran Gallery of Art, “Dedicated to Art: 2000 Faculty Exhibition,” CCAD, Washington, D.C..

1999

  • Centro de la Imagen , Frontera: Bienal Internacional de Fotografía, (guest curator: José Antonio Navarrete, Mexico, DF, Mexico, (catalog; traveling).
  • Centro Cultural Recoleta, “El ojo del milenio: Arte de las Américas,” Buenos Aires, Argentina.
  • Art Museum of the Americas, “Mastering the Millenium: Art of the Americas,” Washington, D.C., (catalog).

1998

  • Musée de l’Histoire Vivante, “Archives des lointains: Mois Off de la Photo à Paris 98,” (guest curator: Christian Gattinoni), Paris-Montreuil, France, (catalog).
  • Musée de l’Arles Antique, “Cultes intimes,” 29ème Rencontres internationales de la photographie, (guest curator: Christian Gattinoni), Arles, France, (catalog).
  • Rosslyn Spectrum Gallery, “Say the Word- DeMoss, Hasbun, Revere,”Arlington, VA.
  • District Fine Arts , “Within the Surroundings-de Borja, Hasbun, Kirtland,” (guest curator: Ken Ashton), Washington, D.C..
  • Projectspace, “Visual Arts Fellowship Recipient Exhibition,” Washington, D.C..

1997   

  • The Washington Design Center, “Contemporary Photography of Iberoamerica,” Washington, D.C., (catalog).
  • Arts Club of Washington, “Latino Festival,” (guest curator: Félix Angel), Washington, D.C..
  • Arsenal de la Marina, “Muestra de Fotografía Latinoamericana,” San Juan, Puerto Rico, (catalog).
  • The Dimock Gallery, “Faculty Show,” George Washington University, Washington, D.C.,.

1996   

  • Centro de la Imagen, “Muestra de Fotografía Latinoamericana,” V Coloquio de Fotografía Latinoamericana, México, DF, (catalog).
  • The Chrysler Museum, “Light Images ‘96,” (guest curator: Alison D. Nordström), Norfolk, VA, (catalog).

1995   

  • Harn Museum of Art, “Images of Silence: Photography from Latin America & the Caribbean of the ‘80s,” Gainesville, FL.
  • Ellipse Arts Center, “All Together Now: Artists at Work In the Community,” ‘Photos & Other Treasures,’ Arlington, VA, (catalog).
  • Fine Arts Gallery at UMBC, “7 Views,” (guest curator: David Yager), Baltimore, MD, (catalog).

1994   

  • Galería el laberinto, “Foto: Hasbun, González Palma, Paredes,”San Salvador, El Salvador.
  • Bibliothèque nationale de France, “La matière, l’ombre, la fiction,”Paris, France, (catalog).
  • Centre Photographique d’Ile de France, “Israéliens-Palestiniens,”Pontault-Combault, France, September, (catalog); also at the Grand Halle de la Villette, Paris.
  • The Chrysler Museum, “Light Images ‘94,” (guest curator: Adam Weinberg), Norfolk, VA, (catalog).

1993   

  • Ellipse Arts Center, “12th Washington, D.C. Area-wide Photo Show,” (guest curator: Merry Foresta), Arlington, VA.
  • Galería Sol del Río, “Una visión de la fotografía latinoamericana,” Guatemala, Guatemala, (brochure).
  • Spectrum Gallery, “New Impressions: Photography in the ‘90’s,”(guest curator: Will Stapp), Rochester, NY.
  • Maison de l’Amérique Latine, “L’Amerique dans tous ses états,” Paris, France, (catalog).
  • Museu de Arte Contemporaneo, “Salón latinoamericano del desnudo,” NaFOTO: International Month of Photography, Sao Paolo, Brazil.

1992   

  • Galerie L’imaginaire, “Salón latinoamericano del desnudo,” Alliançe Française, Lima, Perú.
  • Silver Image Gallery, “The Nude: Classic Image,” Seattle, WA.
  • Salon Ltd, “D.C. Commission on the Arts Grantees,”(guest curator: Sammy Hoi), Washington, D.C..
  • The Dimock Gallery, “Faculty Show,” GWU, , Washington, D.C..

1991   

  • Galería el laberinto, “Vecinos,” San Salvador, El Salvador.
  • Abington Art Center, “Photography ‘90,” (guest curator: Duane Michals), Jenkintown, PA.
  • Galería Imaginaria, “El mito de la imagen,” Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala.
  • Bronx Museum of the Arts, “Images of Silence: Photography from Latin America and the Caribbean in the ‘80’s,” Bronx, NY; also at Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, San Juan, PR; Galería de Arte Moderno, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

1989   

  • Galería el laberinto, “Foto 150: Hasbun, González Palma, Hasbun,” San Salvador, El Salvador.
  • Art Museum of the Americas, “Images of Silence: Photography from Latin America…,” (catalog).
  • Arts Club of Washington, “Washington Invitational 1989: Six Photographers,” Washington, D.C..
  • Galería el laberinto, “5 x 5 = 5,” San Salvador, El Salvador, (brochure).

collections (selected)

  • Art Museum of the Americas, Washington, D.C., USA.
  • Bert Hartkamp Collection, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
  • Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris, France.
  • District of Columbia’s Art Bank, Washington, D.C., USA.
  • Elmhurst Art Museum, Elmhurst, IL, USA.
  • El Museo del Barrio, NY, NY, USA.
  • En Foco, Bronx, NY, USA
  • Galería el laberinto, San Salvador, El Salvador.
  • Lehigh University Art Galleries, Bethlehem, PA, USA.
  • The Montgomery County Public Art Trust Collection, MD, U.S.A.
  • Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C., USA.
  • The George Washington University, Washington, D.C., USA.
  • The University of Texas, Austin, Texas, USA.
  • Turchin Center for the Visual Arts, Boone, NC, USA.
  • Whitney Museum of American Art, NY, NY, USA.

awards & honors

  • Estelle Lebowitz Endowed Visiting Artist, Rutgers University, 2021.
  • AHCMC, COVID-19 General Operating Support Emergency Award for Artists & Scholars, 2021.
  • Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize Finalist, 2020.
  • FY21 Arts & Humanities Council of Montgomery County Artist Project Grant, Maryland, 2020.
  • Trawick Prize Finalist,
  • Chatauqua, University of Colorado, 2019 Archive Transformed: CU Boulder Artist/Scholar Collaborative Residency.
  • National Portrait Gallery, Semifinalist, Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition 2019, Smithsonian Institution.
  • Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award in Media, 2019 and 2008.
  • CENTER Review Santa Fe, Producer’s Choice, (Keith Jenkins), 2nd Place Award, 2018.
  • CENTER, Review Santa Fe, Curator’s Choice, (Corey Keller), 2nd Place Award, 2017.
  • Sondheim Prize, Semifinalist, 2017.
  • Anonymous Was a Woman, Nominated, 2016.
  • FY17 Arts & Humanities Council of Montgomery County Artist Project Grant, 2016.
  • Centro Cultural de España de El Salvador Artist in Residence, 2016.
  • Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History Fellow, 2015-2016.
  • Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award in Photography, 2015 & 2012.
  • Centro Cultural de España de El Salvador Artist in Residence, 2015.
  • Howard Chapnick Grant of the W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund, 2014.
  • Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship, 2014.
  • S. Department of State and American Association of Museum’s “Museums Connect” grant, lead artist, curriculum advisor and curator for “Two Museums, Two Nations, One Identity,” AMA-Art Museum of the Americas and MARTE, Washington, D.C. and El Salvador, 2011-12.
  • FotoWeek D.C. International Awards Competition, Honorable Mention: Portrait, Wash., D.C., 2011.
  • Escuela de Bellas Artes Artist in Residence, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, 2010.
  • Museo de Arte de El Salvador-MARTE, Artista del mes, San Salvador, El Salvador, 2009.
  • S. Department of State J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board - Fulbright Scholar Award, 2006-08.
  • Arts & Humanities Council of Montgomery County, Md. FY08 Creative Projects Grant, 2007.
  • Corcoran College of Art + Design Outstanding Creative Research Faculty Award, 2007.
  • The No Strings Foundation, Finalist, Los Angeles, CA, 2006.
  • Corcoran College of Art + Design Faculty Development Grant, Washington, D.C., 2013, 2010, 2006, 2004, 2003, 2001 & 1998.
  • 50th Venice Biennale, Represented El Salvador, 2003.
  • The Janice Goldsten Community Artists Program Grant, The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington, Rockville, Maryland, in collaboration with the D.C. Jewish Community Center, Washington, D.C., 2000-2001.
  • C. Commission on the Arts & Humanities/National Endowment for the Arts Individual Artist Fellowship, 1999, 1996, 1994 & 1991.
  • The George Washington University 175th Anniversary Academic Program Grant, Related Destinies: The Children of Abraham throughout the World, 1996.
  • First Place Black & White, (Merry Foresta), 12th Wash. D.C. Photo Show, Ellipse Arts Center, Arlington, VA, 1993.
  • Honorable Mention: (W. Stapp), New Impressions, Spectrum Gallery, Rochester, NY, 1993.
  • C. Commission on the Arts & Humanities/NEA Technical Assistance Recipient, 1993.
  • Cecille R. Hunt Prize, Washington, D.C., 1988.
  • Patricia M. Toel Memorial Prize, Washington, D.C., 1988.
  • David Lloyd Kreeger Award in Photography, Washington, D.C., 1985.

bibliographical references (selected)

art + education + community engagement

  • Laberinto Projects, Founder and Director, 2016 to present.

college teaching + administration

  • University of Hartford, Hartford Art School, NOMAD MFA, Visiting Artist and Distinguished Practitioner, 2020, 2017.
  • Corcoran School of the Arts & Design at the George Washington University, Professor Emerita.
  • The Lesley University College of Art and Design, MFA Visual Arts Program, Mentor, 2016.
  • Corcoran School of the Arts & Design at the George Washington University, Professor and Program Head of Photography, 2014-2016.
  • Corcoran College of Art + Design,
  • Chair of Photography 2011-2014.
  • Professor of Photography, 2013-2014.
  • Associate Professor of Photography 2006-2013.
  • Associate Chair of Photography 2009-2011.
  • Program Coordinator of Fine Art Photography 2002-2009.
  • Interim Chair of Photography 2007-2008.
  • Assistant Professor & Interim Chair of Photography 2001-2002.
  • Adjunct faculty 1995-2006.
  • The George Washington University, Assistant Professorial Lecturer, 1989-1998.
  • American University, Instructor, 1995-1996.
  • Northern Virginia Community College, Instructor, Alexandria campus, 1993.

visiting artist + lectures + workshop presentations

  • Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, “Telling Our Stories: Latinx Youth,” Arts Club workshops in collaboration with Key Bilingual School, April-May 2021 (+ online exhibition forthcoming).
  • Norton Museum of Art, Virtual conversation with Tim B. Wride, March 17, 2021.
  • PPAC-Philadelphia Photo Arts Center, “Tracing Memory and Legacy,” March 20, 2021.
  • RoFa Projects + Casa de la Cultura El Salvador, “Arte y migración,” 21, 2021.
  • Walters Art Museum, LIVE Artist Talk: Muriel Hasbun, with Dr. Ellen Hoobler, Feb. 4, 2021.
  • Smith Center for Healing and Arts, barquitos de papel workshop, October 22, 2020.
  • Radford University, Visiting Artist Talk, (Zoom), October 5, 2020.
  • University of Maryland, “Connected Diaspora,” Artist Panel, (Zoom), Oct. 8, 2020.
  • Centro Cultural de España, “Un acercamiento a la fotografía documental y artística en El Salvador,” (September 29, 2020).
  • Smith Center for Healing and Arts, @hisaokaarts, Instagram Live TV, June 5, 2020.
  • Key Elementary Bilingual School, Visiting Artist, Arlington, VA.
  • Olney Theatre, barquitos de papel workshop and panel discussion, Miss You Like Hell, Olney, MD.
  • James K. Polk Elementary, “Teaching about Central America,” Teaching for Change, 2019.
  • Laberinto Institute, EDUCA, “Visual Literacy as a Tool for Cultural Proficiency in the Classroom: El Salvador as a Case Study,” August 2018 and June-August 2019.
  • Boulder Public Library, “Art for the Future,” The Archive Transformed, Boulder, CO, 2019.
  • Smithsonian Archives of American Art, “When the Irreconcilable Finds a Way,” 2019.
  • Brentwood Arts Exchange, “Documented: The Community Blackboard,” Brentwood, MD, 2019.
  • College Art Association, in Letters to Lucy, “Yours in Struggle: Searching for El Salvador in Lucy Lippard’s Archive,” NYC, 2019.
  • Turchin Center for the Visual Arts, Full Circle: ARTtalk panel, Appalachian State University, 2019.
  • Creative Time Summit, Pérez Art Museum Miami, “Violence, Migration, Cultural Memory and Resistance in the Contemporary Cultural Production of Central American Diaspora Artists,”
  • CENTER, Review Santa Fe, “Stories of Migration,” artist talk, Santa Fe, NM, 2018.
  • University of New Mexico, Latin American and Iberian Institute, “Visual and Cultural Literacy About Central America,”
  • Focus on the Story International Photo Festival, “Build the Wall or Tear it Down: How Visual Storytelling Shapes American Identity,” John Hopkins University/SAIS, Washington, D.C., 2018.
  • Teaching for Change, workshop for teachers, Washington, D.C., 2018.
  • IA&A at Hillyer, “Revealed,” gallery talk, Washington, D.C., 2018.
  • The Athenaeum, “Parallel Lives,” gallery talk, Alexandria, VA, 2018.
  • Vis Arts, “The Intolerable Image,” Rockville, MD, 2018.
  • Gala Hispanic Theater, artist talk and panel discussion, Washington, D.C., 2018.
  • University of New Mexico Art Museum, “Scheherazade in the Land of Izalco,” Gale Memorial Lecture Series: Decolonizing Methodologies in Art, Albuquerque, NM, 2017.
  • CENTER, artist talk, Review Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM, 2017.
  • Laberinto Institute, “The Artist and the Archive,” workshop, Lake Coatepeque, El Salvador, 2017.
  • VI Congreso Centroamericano de Estudios Culturales, “Memoria Nómada: Sobre viajes, desplazamientos y migraciones,”UCA- Universidad Centroamericana, Managua, Nicaragua, 2017.
  • Transformer Gallery, “Luminiferous Aether,” moderator, Washington, D.C., 2017.
  • International Center of Photography, “Women Picturing Revolution,” panel discussion, New York, NY, 2016.
  • PhotoWorks at Glen Echo Park, with Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery photography assistant curator Leslie Ureña, Glen Echo, Md, 2016.
  • Civilian Art Projects, Artist talk, “Calling to You” with Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery associate curator Taína Caragol, Washington, D.C., 2016.
  • Centro Cultural de España, “Vivencias: Legado” and “ARTE VOZ,” workshop and panel discussion, San Salvador, El Salvador, March-July 2016.
  • National Gallery of Art, “Artist + Artist: Muriel Hasbun,” Washington, D.C., 2016.
  • Latino Art Now 5th Biennial Conference: Re-imagining Global Intersections, “Laberinto Projects: Mediating an Archive of Central American Art” in “Living Archives: Recovering the Sources for Latino and Latin American Art” panel, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL, 2016.
  • School of Visual Arts, Masters in Digital Photography, i3: Images, Ideas, Inspiration Lecture Series: Muriel Hasbun, New York, NY, 2016.
  • College Art Association 104th Annual Conference, “Laberinto Projects: An Archive of Central American Art and Socially Engaged Art Practices,” in “Living Archives: Latin American and Latino Art Materials in U.S. Institutions” panel, Washington, D.C., 2016.
  • FotoWeek D.C., Logan FotoTalks, Muriel Hasbun, Washington, D.C., 2015.
  • Casa de la Cultura, ARTE VOZ, Embassy of El Salvador, Washington, D.C., 2015.
  • Fiesta D.C., ARTE VOZ, Washington, D.C., 2015.
  • CASA de Maryland, ARTE VOZ workshop, Langley Park, MD, 2015.
  • La Radio Tomada, Centro Cultural de España, [Galería el laberinto] Un oásis de expresión artística en medio de la guerra en El Salvador,” San Salvador, El Salvador, March 12, 2015.
  • Centro Cultural de España, laberinto projects workshop, San Salvador, El Salvador, 2015.
  • Centro de Fotografía de Montevideo, Jornadas 10, keynote speaker, “Incorporando a los de allá: La educación y prácticas fotográficas desde una mirada transnacional y plural,” Uruguay, 2014.
  • Centro de Fotografía de Montevideo, workshop, “Trazando una cartografía del ser,” 2014.
  • Centro Cultural Salvadoreño-Americano, Artist Talk, San Salvador, El Salvador, 2014.
  • Society for Photographic Education National Conference, “Conversación: Dialogue at a Distance,” with Pablo Ortiz Monasterio and Andy Grundberg, Baltimore, MD, 2014.
  • Corcoran Gallery of Art, “InterVivos,” artists’panel with curator Michael Mazzeo, Wash., D.C., 2013.
  • XXXI International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association, “The Art of the Central American Diasporas: A Roundtable Discussion,” panelist, Washington, D.C., 2013.
  • Hirshhorn Museum, “ReThink Engagement: Workshop for Educators,” ArtWorks, Wash., D.C., 2013.
  • The Phillips Collection, “Photography: Defining the Global Contemporary,” Creative Voices D.C., panelist, Washington, D.C., 2013.
  • Society for Photographic Education National Conference, “Conferring Significance Across Borders: Photographic Education in a Transnational Context,” Chicago, IL, 2013.
  • Maier Museum of Art, The 21st Helen Clark Berlind Symposium, Lynchburg, VA, 2012.
  • University of Texas-Austin, Lozano Long Conference, Latin American Studies Institute, 2012.
  • Rutgers Center for Migration and the Global City, Artist Talk & Workshop, Newark, NJ, 2011.
  • Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gallery Talk with curator Frank Goodyear, 2011.
  • Foreign Service Institute at the Smithsonian, Artist Talk, Public Diplomacy Training, 2011.
  • Corcoran Gallery of Art, FotoWeek D.C. Noon Lecture: “Conversación: Muriel Hasbun and Pablo Ortiz Monasterio, Washington, D.C., 2011.
  • Smithsonian American Art Museum, “Intersecciones/Intersections,” moderator, 2010.
  • C. Jewish Community Center, “Examining Postmemory and Transforming into Art,” panel discussion, Washington, D.C., 2010.
  • El Nigromante --Bellas Artes, Artist Talk andWorkshop, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, 2010.
  • McKinney Avenue Contemporary, “barquitos de papel and other stories,” Dallas, TX, 2010.
  • Warner Gallery, “Vessels & Vestiges,” Middletown, DE, 2009.
  • Maryland Institute College of Art, Artist talk, Baltimore, MD, 2009.
  • American University Museum, Gallery talk with Director Jack Rassmussen, Wash., D.C. 2008.
  • NAFSA 60th Annual Conference: “The Fulbright Program: Helping Colleges and Universities Internationalize their Campuses,” panelist, Washington, D.C., 2008.
  • Duke University, “Quae Vide-See These Things: The Photography of Muriel Hasbun,” Durham, NC, 2007.
  • Second Street Gallery, “Intimate Strangers: How Photo Narratives Tell New Stories, Charlottesville, VA, 2007.
  • Museum of Photographic Arts, Artists with Curator Merry Foresta/Gallery talk, San Diego, CA, 2007.
  • Art Museum of the Americas, Documented: The Community Blackboard, Washington, D.C., 2006.
  • Centro Cultural de España & Museo Nacional de Antropología David J. Guzmán, “barquitos de papel” workshops, San Salvador, 2006.
  • Museo Nacional de Antropología David J. Guzmán, “Migraciones y archivos,” 2006.
  • Museo Nacional de Antropología David J. Guzmán, “Imagen e identidad,” 2006.
  • College Art Association 94th Annual Conference, “Photography and the Historical Moment,” panel chaired by Andy Grundberg, Boston, MA, 2006.
  • Museo Nacional de Antropología David J. Guzmán, “Huella,” San Salvador, 2005.
  • National Graduate Seminar, “Muriel Hasbun: Acts of Memory,” The Photography Institute, Columbia University, New York, NY, 2004.
  • Corcoran Gallery of Art, Open Studio for High School Students, Washington, D.C., 2004.
  • Society for Photographic Education 41st National Conference, “Place Located Within Self and Culture,” panel moderated by Andy Grundberg, Newport, RI, 2004.
  • JEA/NSPA National High School Journalism Convention, “Social Commentary Through the Arts: Exploring Identity, Washington, D.C., 2003.
  • The Cosmos Club, “Muriel Hasbun and The Expressive Image,” Washington, D.C., 2002.
  • C. Jewish Community Center, workshops & panel discussion: “Face to Face: Albums, Mirrors and Suitcases,” funded by the Janice Goldsten Community Artists Program of the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington, 2001.
  • Stanford University, “History, Identity & Photography,” Center for Latin American Studies, 2000.
  • C. Jewish Community Center, “Beyond Borders”: children’s photography project, Center for Collaborative Art and Visual Education and New Community, 1998.
  • Smithsonian Institution, “A Wider Lens”: teachers’ workshop, American Voices, International Gallery, 1997.
  • Latin American Youth Center, workshop funded by The Andrea Frank Foundation, Wash., D.C., 1997.
  • Corcoran Gallery of Art, “In Focus”: education program, Gordon Parks’ Half Past Autumn, 1997.
  • Smithsonian Institution, “Points of Entry: Making Photocollages & Theme Albums,” 1996.
  • Art Museum of the Americas, “Santos y sombras,” Gallery talk, Washington, D.C., 1996.
  • Ross Elementary School, “Lens Friends” Bilingual Photography Project, Washington, D.C., 1996.
  • Gunston Community Center, “Photos & Other Treasures,”workshops, Arlington, VA, 1995.
  • National Portrait Gallery, workshop, Camera Portraits/Annie Liebovitz, Washington, D.C., 1991.
  • Art Museum of the Americas, “Photography in Latin America,” Images of Silence, 1989.

essays (selected)

  • Galería el laberinto: Art in a Time of War,” Diálogo: DePaul University’s Center for Latino Research, Vol. 20, Number 1, Spring 2017, pp. 165-172.
  • “Here and There: Forging Relationships Across Borders, Cultures and Generations,” U.S. Department of State & Fulbright website, 2008.
  • “FotoViajeros: International Experience / Transnational Identity,” Corcoran Gallery of Art website, 2008.
  • “Catherine Day’s Elegies,” exhibition brochure, Loyola College, MD 2007.
  • “Anri Sala: In Translation,” in Memorials of Identity: New Media from the Rubell Family Collection, Contemporary Arts Foundation, 2006.

related professional activities/service

  • Fulbright U.S. Student Program National Screening Committee, Institute of International Education, New York, NY, 2019, 2018, 2016.
  • S./Japan Creative Artists Program, National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, D.C., 2017.
  • Casa de la Cultura de El Salvador, Board of Trustees: Vice President, Wash., D.C., 2015-present.
  • FotoWeek D.C. Curatorial Committee, Washington, D.C., 2015-2016.
  • The Aftermath Project, Grants Jury, 2013.
  • Fulbright Scholar Peer Review Committee, Art-Photography, CIES/US Dept. of State, 2011-2013.
  • FotoWeek D.C. Advisory Board, Washington, D.C., 2009-2012.
  • FotoWeek D.C. Portfolio Reviews and Noon Lecture Series Organizer/Curator, Corcoran College of Art + Design, 2008-2014.
  • Fulbright Scholarships for Graduate Study in the U.S Selection Committee, U.S. Embassy El Salvador, 2006.
  • Maryland State Arts Council Photography Fellowships Panelist, Baltimore, MD, 1995.
  • DCCAH Arts-in-Education Grants Panelist, Washington, D.C., 1994.
  • Photographer: (selected clients): Dana Tai Soon Burgess & Moving Forward Dance Company, Kimberly Gallery, Mexican-Cultural Institute, U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, 1989-present.
  • Academic Conferences: College Art Association 2019, 2016, 2006; Latino Art Now 2016, 2013; Society for Photographic Education 2014, 2013, 2011, 2004, 1998; FotoFest 2006 & 1992; Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie d’Arles: 1998, 1995, & 1990; Women & the Art of Multimedia 1997; V Latin American Colloquium 1996; AIPAD & SPE Mid-Atlantic.

curated exhibitions (selected)

2022

  • Centro Cultural de España, “Artists Call NOW: Art for the Future/Arte para el futuro,” San Salvador, El Salvador.

2017

  • Centro Cultural de España, “Vivencias: Legado,” San Salvador, El Salvador.

2016

  • Centro Cultural de España, “legado y memoria: trazando el laberinto / legacy and memory: mapping the labyrinth,” San Salvador, El Salvador.

2012

  • Art Museum of the Americas and MARTE, “Two Museums, Two Nations, One Identity”, Washington, D.C. and San Salvador.

2011

  • Latin American Youth Center, “PhotoTodos: Collaborative Work with Corcoran students and LAYC youth,” Washington, D.C..
  • Gallery 31, Corcoran College of Art + Design, ”PhotoTodos: Collaborative Work with Corcoran students and Latin American Youth Center youth,” Washington, D.C..
  • Gallery 31, Corcoran College of Art + Design, Indie Photo Library (guest curator), Washington, D.C.

2010

  • Gallery 31, Corcoran College of Art + Design, “Currency/Exchange: Corcoran Students’ Work from El Salvador Seminar & Study Away” Washington, D.C.

2008

  • Gallery 31,  Corcoran College of Art + Design, “FotoViajeros,” Washington, D.C.

education

  • M.F.A. Photography, The George Washington University, Washington, D.C., 1989: University Fellow (1985-88); Graduate Teaching Assistant (1987); Studied with Ray K. Metzker (1987-88); Thesis: A“Hint Half Guessed”: A Portfolio of Photographs.
  • A.B. French Literature, cum laude, Pi Delta Phi (French Honor Society), Georgetown University, 1983.
  • Corcoran School of Art, Washington, D.C., Summer 1982.
  • American University in Paris, Paris, France, 1979-1980.

gallery representation