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About May Khoury : Winner of both Gold & Silver A Design Awards 2013-2014 in the category of Arts & Crafts. Winner of the Silver A Design Award 2012-2013 in the category Arts & Crafts .Nominated for Prime Designer of the year 2013 by a member of the International Designers Association • More than 18 years dynamically helping Arab Artisans attain financial liberty, encouraging the employment of their traditional skills, into attractive contemporary handicrafts. • A worldwide promoter of the richness of the Arabian heritage, utilizing it's aged beauty as a fresh characteristic, to adorn modern furnishings and home accessories. • A conservationist with a mission to help preserve the traditional facets of Arabian crafting skills, from fading away. Participated in The Beirut Art Fair 19-22nd, 2013• Participated in several international handicraft festivals, where my creations were introduced to Arab and European countries, as part of the Mediterranean handicraft promotion. • Expressed my own vision on heritage preservation, through the holding of several fashion shows in Jordan & abroad. - Won the 2nd Laureate of the UNESCO crafts prize for the Arab states, held in Algeria in 2002, for the design of a unique wooden chair, carved and decorated with Traditional Palestinian intricate embroidery and motifs. - Member of International Women Forum, Jordan Branch - Member of the Jordanian Forum for Business & Professional Women, networking to enhance, develop and empower business women in Jordan. - Member of the world Crafts Council. - Member of Alhoush Network.which is the premier cultural networking and e-commerce portal to contemporary art and design from the Arab world. http://alhoush.com/may-mikhail-khoury
The mission & vision behind my work is reviving our heritage, upcycling old pieces & developing our traditional crafts. Iam introducing the idea of fusion between the old & the new, hence creating eco-friendly pieces of art that emphasize our identity,history & culture. By doing that I strive to familiarize our younger generation with our traditional crafts that are slowly fading & incorporating them within more modern functional pieces.
Badr Adduja Arts & Crafts
Business development manager Commercial, shop, buy and sale
graduated from the Friends Girls School in Ramallah , Palestine& finished freshmen year at Birzeit university in Palestine
1989-1994: In charge of all activities and Public Relations at YWCA, Amman, Jordan.
1994-1998: Director & designer of the Jordan Crafts center
1999-present: Owner, Designer & Director of Badr Adduja Arts & Crafts
9th – 31st July 2000 at Badr Ad-duja arts& crafts
Under the patronage of Her Majesty Queen Rania AL-Abdullah
(Wooden Rhymes) Exhibition
14th March 2002at Badr Ad-duja arts & crafts
Under the patronage of H.R.H. Princess Muna AL- Hussein
(Authentic Textile In Style) Exhibition
December9th 2007at Badr Adduja gallery
An exhibition of Jordanian home furnishings & Accessories
(Creations defining a nation )
November 24th 2008 At Badr Adduja, under the Patronage of her Excellency Minister of Culture Nancy Bakir
(Creative Melodies of Oriental Legacies) Exhibition
This is Palestine for prominent artists & Designers - Dubai: March 12-17, 2014
Beirut Art Fair 19-22nd Sept. 2013
Amman Art Week 5-16 September 2013
30th April – 2nd May 2001 Abu Dhabi – UAE
in The Jordan Festival
Under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Nahyan Bin Zayed Al Nahyan &
H.R.H. Prince Feisal Bin Al – Hussien
5th – 14th Nov. 2002 Paris – France
First Salon of Euro med Craftswomen organized by "Women from Two Shores" at salon des pont neuf Paris, France.
25th Feb. – 11th Mar. 2004 – France
Exposition itinérante “ Empreintes et couleurs de Méditerranée”
Organized by Project PRODECOM Chambre des Beaux Arts de Méditerrané At Unesco headquarters Paris, France
.4th – 11th Dec 2004 Amman
Exhibition for designers of handicrafts from the Mediterranean at city hall, Amman municipality.
22nd Apr – 1st May 2005 Florence/Italy
An exhibition in the International Florence Fair in coordination with unesco.
28th June - 24th Sep. 2005 – Paris
Exhibition for Heritage Artisana & Design at gallery Viaduc des arts.
20th Oct. 2003 Amman, Inter-Continental JORDAN
Fashion Show of Traditional caftans, Abayes, Shawls & jackets
Fashion Show at the Dead Sea Marriot HotelOctober 2005
Fashion Show, under the Patronage of her majesty Queen Rania Al Abdallah for the benefit of schools in Palestine, May 2010 at Intercon. Hotel Abu Dhabi
Spring Flowers Fashion Show @ Crowne Plaza Hotel Amman - March 2012
2nd Oct. 2002 Algeria
2nd laureate of the UNESCO crafts prize 2002 for the Arab states which is a wooden chair decorated with traditional Palestinian embroidery and carved with the same motifs.
Silver A Design Award 2013, Art & crafts category, Como, Italy
Silver A design Award 2013-2014, Arts & Crafts Category, Como, Italy
Gold A Design Award 2013-2014 , Arts & Crafts category, Como Italy
Jordan T.V. , 4 interviews
MBC TV, March 2012
Ro'ya TV, 2011 & 2013
Alaan TV, Beirut - Lebanon.
Al Hurra TV, Dec. 2012
Dijla T.V. March 2013
Trendesign Magazine Feb. 2014
Home Magazine May 2013
Trendesign Magazine March 2012
Trend Design Magazine - Vintage Restaurant - August 2012
Al Sada Magazine Sept. 2012.
Trend Design August 2011
Home Magazine - March 2011
Sharqiat Magazine - March 2010
Home Magazine - March 2008
i magazine (Celebrating Jordan) - December 2006
Best of Jordan - Vol2
Rotana, Issue 171, 22 Oct. 2008
Ahlan, July 2008
English Near Native, Arabic, language, Native.
Microsoft office, internet
COURSES, SEMINARS AND WORKSHOPS::
5th –12th March 2002 - Cairo, Egypt "Women from Two shores" training sessions for Handicraft projects.
29th Jun.- 4th July 2002 - Amman, Jordan
(ARTS AND CRAFTS IN PRESERVATION OF CULTURAL HERITAGE) organized by the Mediterranean fine arts chamber and UNESCO.
25th – 29th sep. 2002 – Athens, Greece
(FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS FOR WOMEN ENTREPRNEURSHIP)
Organized by the Mediterranean fine arts chamber and the NGO K.E.S.S.A. DIMITRA.
13th – 15th may 2003 – Manama, Bahrain
(The Economy In Light Of Present & Future Events Conference)
Organized by Bahrain Businesswomen’s Society. Represented the Jordanian Forum For Business &Professional Women.
3rd - 5th July 2009 - Lanciano Italy Gathering of Jordanian Artisans & Designers
Handicrafts Week WCC - Asia Pacific Region Jan. 2013: Kuwait in corporation with National Council for Culture Art & letters, 19th Qrain Festival 2013: Seminars & Workshops.
Lecture about my concept of design at Abu Dhabi Ar Hub July 28th 2013
Speech about my concept of design in Tehran Iran February 18th 2014
SYMPOSIUMS AND ACADEMIC CONFERENCES::
1999 - Damascus, Syria
Arab women industrialists organized by the Syrian business and professional women. I Presented a Paper about Experiences & Vision Of Starting One’s Own enterprise.
15th –16th Oct. 2000 – Beirut, Lebanon
The last economic forum in the 20th century for Arab businesswomen organized by the Lebanese businesswomen in Beirut. I presented a paper
entitled “ A study and evaluation of a Jordanian woman working in handicraft.
Art Transforming the World, Rome Italy May 2011
A World Crafts Summit celebrating the seventeenth general Assembly & curtain raiser to the Golden Jubilee-2014"KAIVALAM" Oct. 7-10-2012 Chennai India
MEMBERSHIPS & ASSOCIATIONS:
International Designers Association
Jordanian Forum for Business and Professional Women / Member.
International Women Forum - Jordan Branch / Member.
World Crafts Council / Member.
Al Housh / Member.
Osteoporosis Society - Jordan / Member.
Royal Society for Conservation of Nature - Jordan / Member.
American Center of Oriental Research (ACOR).
Antiques Collection of Textiles, rugs, old embroidered traditional dresses from all the orient, wood, brass stone.Travelling, Reading Speciality Books.
Royal Court - Jordan, Dar Assalam Hotel Jumeirah - Dubai, Interior Designer for Roberto Cavalli, First Lady Laura Bush, Moeveinpick Dead Sea Hotel, Kings Academy Amman, many prominant local and international clients.
Awards received by May Khoury
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