JOHN HALAKA
Professor of Visual Art
University of San Diego
Department of Art
5998 Alcala Park
San Diego, CA 92110
Office: 619/260-4107
E-mail: jhalaka@sandiego.edu / sittingcrowproductions@gmail.com
Websites: www.johnhalaka.com
www.sittingcrowproductions.com


OCCUPATION:
Visual Artist working and teaching in the fields of Painting, Drawing, and Documentary Filmmaking


EDUCATION:
1983 | M.F.A. in Painting and Drawing, University of Houston, Houston, Texas
1979 | B.A. in Art, C.U.N.Y., Baccalaureate Program, Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, New York


DOCUMENTARY FILMS COMPLETED:

WOUNDS OF THE HEART: AN ARTIST AND HER NATION
Documentary 52 minutes. SittingCrow Productions.  Released April 2009.

Born and raised in the village of Tarsheha in the Galilee, Rana Bishara is a Palestinian visual artist whose practice includes sculpture, installation and performance art.  As a Palestinian citizen of Israel, she has directly experienced the feelings of belonging and claims of ownership that irrevocably separate, yet permanently connect Arabs and Jews in their struggle for a land that is called Palestine by one group and Israel by the other.  Rana’s artwork functions simultaneously as an elegy to the Palestinian Nakba (the Great Disaster that began in 1948), an unmasking of the brutality of the Israeli occupation of Palestine and a critique of the biased Western media’s depiction of the Palestinians’ struggle against their occupiers. The objects employed in Rana’s artwork perform as surrogates for the body and spirit of Palestine and its people. Her work, in both its physical and conceptual manifestations is an expression of the inseparable blending of the personal and political experiences that define the identity of every Palestinian.

THE PRESENCE OF ABSENCE IN THE RUINS OF KAFR BIR’IM
Documentary. 60 minutes.  SittingCrow Productions. Released November 2007.

Shot on location in the ruins and cemetery of Kafr Bir’im, a Palestinian village located in the Northern Galilee, the film introduces the viewer to Mr. Ibrahim Essa, an elderly poet who survived the ethnic cleansing of his village in 1948. Through his narrative and poetry, Ibrahim Essa recounts his experiences as a youth in the village, the hardships of a life in exile and the intense emotional, physical and historical connections to the land that he shares with the 5,000,000 Palestinians who currently live in the Palestinian diaspora. Mr. Essa employs an ancient oral tradition of poetry that, in style, is similar to what is now referred to as “Spoken Word Poetry.”  This improvisational oral tradition has been around for centuries in Northern Palestine and continues to be used by farmers and villagers to express the community’s intimate relationship to the land; a yearning for past times; and their cultural, psychological and physical attachment to the ancient and modern ruins that exist throughout that region.


DOCUMENTARY FILMS IN PROGRESS:

FORGOTTEN SURVIVORS: MEMORIES OF A FADING GENERATION
Documentary. SittingCrow Productions.  Anticipated completion TBA.

A POET’S EYE: THE PHOTOGRAPHIC WORK OF RULA HALAWANI
Documentary. SittingCrow Productions.  Anticipated completion TBA.

DESIRE AND REISTANCE IN CONTEMPORARY PALESTINIAN ART
Documentary.  SittingCrow Productions. Anticipated completion TBA.
A series of eight documentary films that underscore the intersection of personal, cultural and political identity in the production of contemporary Palestinian art.

THE AESTHETICS OF RESISTANCE IN PALESTINIAN FOLKLORIC DANCE
Documentary. SittingCrow Productions.  Anticipated completion TBA.

VIDEO ARCHIVES:

FORGOTTEN SURVIVORS: an archive of interviews I conducted with survivors of the ethnic cleansing of Palestine (http://www.sittingcrowproductions.com/Archive_FS.html)

DESIRE AND RESISTANCE IN CONTEMPORARY PALESTINIAN ART: an archive of interviews I conducted with Palestinian artists (http://www.sittingcrowproductions.com/Archive_AI.html)


SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS OF PAINTINGS AND DRAWINGS:

2011 "LANDSCAPES OF DESIRE: DRAWINGS BY JOHN HALAKA"
Paltel Virtual Gallery of Palestinian Art, Birzeit University, West Bank, Palestine.

2010 "LANDSCAPES OF DESIRE: DRAWINGS BY JOHN HALAKA"
Student Life Pavilion Gallery, University of San Diego, California.

2009 "LANDSCAPES OF DESIRE: DRAWINGS BY JOHN HALAKA"
The Jerusalem Fund Gallery, Washington, D.C.

2006 “FEATURED ARTIST”
Paltel Virtual Gallery of Palestinian Art, Birzeit University, West Bank, Palestine.

2002 “RELICS: MEDITATIONS ON DECAY & RENEWAL”
Taylor Library Gallery, San Diego, California

2000 “WHISPERS & ECHOES: RECENT PAINTINGS BY JOHN HALAKA”
Founders Gallery, University of San Diego, California.

1997 "WITNESS: DRAWINGS AND PAINTINGS BY JOHN HALAKA"
Spruce Street Forum, San Diego, California

1995 Designed stage sets for Bertold Brecht's "DRUMS IN THE NIGHT."
University of San Diego, California.

1993 "MEMORIES AND MEMORIALS: INSTALLATIONS BY JOHN HALAKA AND GADI GOFBARG"
Founders Gallery, University of San Diego, California.

"FORGOTTEN SURVIVORS: PAINTINGS AND DRAWINGS BY JOHN HALAKA"
The Price Center, University of California, San Diego.

1992 Designed the stage sets for the production of "FAITH, HOPE AND CHARITY: A LITTLE DANCE OF DEATH" by Odon Von Horvath.
University of San Diego, California.

1991 "JOHN HALAKA, PAINTINGS AND DRAWINGS"
Founders Gallery, University of San Diego, California.

1990 JOHN HALAKA: SELECTED WORKS 1983-1988"
The C.G. Jung Educational Center of Houston.

1989 "JOHN HALAKA: ENCAUSTIC PAINTINGS"
Graham Gallery, Houston, Texas.

1988 "JOHN HALAKA: DRAWINGS"
Graham Gallery, Houston, Texas.

1986 "JOHN HALAKA: PRELUDE TO A PACIFIST REVOLUTION'"
Graham Gallery, Houston, Texas.

1985 "JOHN HALAKA: ENCAUSTIC PAINTINGS"
Graham Gallery, Houston, Texas.


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

2009 "AN IDEA CALLED TOMORROW"
California African-American Museum, Los Angeles, California

"WISHES / UMNIAT"
10th Street Theater Gallery, San Diego, California

“DEPORTATION NATION”
Centro Cultural De La Raza, San Diego, California

"VISUAL ARTS FACULTY EXHIBITION"
University of San Diego, Institute of Peace & Justice Galleries

2008 “ENACTING EMANCIPATION”
A Space Gallery. Toronto, Canada.

“INVITATIONAL EXHIBITION”
Al-Mahatta Gallery. Ramallah, Palestine.

Co-directed and produced a large community based mural
at the Edward Said National Conservatory of Music.
Birzeit, Palestine.

“60 YEARS”
ARC Gallery. Chicago, Illinois.

“EVERY WALL MUST FALL”
Pomegranate Gallery. New York, New York.

2007 "INTERNAL EXILE"
SOMARTS. San Francisco, California.

"RE-COVERY: 26 ARTISTS RE-IMAGINE 26 BOOKS"
Art Around Books Gallery. San Diego, California.

"MADE IN PALESTINE"
Embassy of Venezuela. Washington D.C.

"PIECE PROCESS IV: AFTER LEBANON"
Hartnett Gallery. University of Rochester. New York.

"PIECE PROCESS IV"
Walters Cultural Arts Center. Hillsboro, Oregon.

“PIECE PROCESS IV”
Portland Art Center. Portland, Oregon.

2006 “DISPLACED”
Al-Hoash Gallery Of Palestinian Art.  Jerusalem.

“MADE IN PALESTINE”
Al Jisser Gallery. New York.

2005 “ART MATTERS”
Berkeley Arts Center. Berkeley, California.

“MADE IN PALESTINE”
T.W. Wood Gallery. Vermont College, Montpellier, Vermont.

“PIECE PROCESS 3”
Gavilan College. Gilroy, California.

“IN / VISIBLE: CONTEMPORARY ART BY ARAB AMERICAN ARTISTS”
Arab American National Museum.  Dearborn, Michigan.

“FOUR MURALS FOR PALESTINE”
Three murals painted at the Rafah Community Health Center, Rafah,
Gaza Strip, Palestine.  One Mural Painted on the apartheid wall separating the Amer
Residence from their village.  Mas’Ha, West Bank, Palestine.

“MADE IN PALESTINE”
SOMARTS. San Francisco, California.

“SEVEN SAN DIEGO ARTISTS”
Point Loma Library Gallery.

VISUAL ARTS FACULTY EXHIBITION”
Visual Arts Center, University of San Diego, California.

2004 “THE ALTARS PROJECT”
Taylor Library Gallery. San Diego, California.

“PARALLEL VISIONS” 
An exhibition organized in conjunction with the world premier of the play “Remains.”
ARK Performing Arts Center.  San Diego, California.

2003 “MADE IN PALESTINE”
An international exhibition organized by the Ineri Foundation and
presented at the STATION and the ARTCAR MUSEUM. Houston, Texas

“VISUAL ARTS FACULTY EXHIBITION ”
Founders Gallery, University of San Diego, California

2002 “THIRD ANNUAL DRAWING EXHIBITION”
Taylor Library Gallery. San Diego, California

“ELEVENTH ANNUAL JURIED EXHIBITION”
Athenaeum Music & Art Library. La Jolla, California

2001 VISUAL ARTS FACULTY EXHIBITION”
Visual Arts Center, University of San Diego, California.

2000 “VISUAL ARTS FACULTY EXHIBITION”
Visual Arts Center, University of San Diego, California.

1999 “VISUAL ARTS FACULTY EXHIBITION”
Visual Arts Center, University of San Diego, California.

1998 “VISUAL ARTS FACULTY EXHIBITION”
Visual Arts Center, University of San Diego, California.

1997 “VISUAL ARTS FACULTY EXHIBITION”
Visual Arts Center, University of San Diego, California.

1996 "BEYOND THE LINE: DRAWINGS BY JOHN HALAKA, NILLY GILL AND CHRIS LEE"
Southwestern College Art Gallery, San Diego, California.

"GROUP SHOW"
Couturier Gallery, Los Angeles, California.

"SOMETHING OLD/SOMETHING NEW: VISUAL ARTS FACULTY EXHIBITION"
Visual Arts Center, University of San Diego, California

1995 "DRAWING FROM STRENGTH: TWENTY-SIX ARTISTS MAKE THEIR MARK"
Transco Towers Gallery, Houston, Texas.

"FACULTY EXHIBITION"
The Visual Arts Center, University of San Diego, California.

1994 "THE WILLIAM A. GRAHAM COLLECTION"
Lynn Goode Gallery, Houston, Texas.

"FACULTY EXHIBITION"
The Art Center, University of San Diego, California.

"CITY,ROOM, GARDEN"
University of Texas at Arlington, School of Architecture Gallery;
California College of Arts and Crafts.

1993 "CITY, ROOM, GARDEN"
School of Architecture Gallery, University of Houston, Texas;
School of Art and Architecture Gallery, Texas A & M University, College Station, Texas.

"FACULTY EXHIBITION"
The Art Center, University of San Diego, California.

1992 "FACULTY EXHIBITION"
The Art Center, University of San Diego, California.

1991 "THE WAR SHOW: HOUSTON VOICES"
The Fountainhead Gallery, Houston, Texas.

"GROUP SHOW: GALLERY ARTISTS"
Graham Gallery, Houston, Texas.

1990 "ORDINARY OBJECT AS EXTRAORDINARY SUBJECT"
The Galveston Arts Center, Galveston, Texas

"FACULTY EXHIBITION"
The Glassell School of Art, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas.

"ART 1990"
Graham Gallery, Houston, Texas.

1989 "ELEVEN ARTISTS FROM THE SUMMER/WHITE STUDIOS"
Art Gallery at Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas.

1988 "FIVE HOUSTON ARTISTS"
North Harris County College South Campus Gallery, Houston, Texas.

"HOUSTON 88"
Cullen Center Gallery Houston, Texas.

"HOUSE PAINTINGS"
Diverse Works Alternative Gallery, Houston, Texas.

"TEXAS ART CELEBRATION 88"
Two Houston Center, Houston, Texas.

"EAST END SHOW 1988"
Lawndale Arts and Performance Center, Houston, Texas.

1987 "EIGHT FROM HOUSTON"
Art Tracks Co-op Gallery, Pensecola, Florida.

"INVITATIONAL SHOW"
Kingston Co-op Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts.

"GROUP SHOW OF GALLERY ARTISTS"
Graham Gallery, Houston, Texas.

"GROUP SHOW"
Graham Gallery, Houston, Texas.

"EAST END SHOW"
Lawndale Alternative, Houston, Texas.

1986 "TEXAS ANNUAL 1986"
Laguna Gloria Museum, Austin, Texas.

1985 "THEN & NOW, 50 YEARS OF UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON ART"
Lawndale Alternative, Houston, Texas

1984 "COMPETITION 84"
Two Allen Center, Houston, Texas.

"EAST END SHOW"
Lawndale Alternative, Houston, Texas.

"JOHN HALAKA & DONALD LeBLANC: PAINTINGS"
The Studio Inc., Kansas City, Kansas.

1983 "AMARILLO COMPETITION"
Amarillo Art Center, Amarillo, Texas.

"FIVE EMERGING ARTISTS"
The Art League of Houston, Houston, Texas.

"ELEVEN IN A ROW"
Lawndale Alternative, Houston, Texas.

"THE UNTITLED SHOW"
Lawndale Alternative, Houston, Texas.

"M.F.A. EXHIBITION 1983"
Blaffer Gallery, University of Houston, Houston, Texas.

1982 "SIX FROM HOUSTON"
Foster Gallery, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

1981 "FACULTY EXHIBITION"
Blaffer Gallery, University of Houston, Houston, Texas.


TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

1991-Present Professor of Visual Arts; University of San Diego, Department of Art

2007-2008 University of San Diego; University Professor
Highest teaching/research award bestowed annually on a faculty member.

1994-1997 Coordinator of Visual Arts Program; University of San Diego

1990-1991 The Glassell School of Art, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas;
Instructor, Department of Painting & Drawing

1983-1991 The School for the Performing and Visual Arts, Houston, Texas;
Instructor, Department of Visual Arts

Nov. 1990 East Texas State University, Commerce, Texas; Visiting Artist, Department of Art

1988-1990
North Harris County College, East Campus; Instructor, Department of Visual Arts

1986-1988
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Department of Art History and Education;
Coordinator of workshops for "Evening for Educators" program.

1980-1983 The University of Houston, Department of Fine Arts; Teaching Fellow


LECTURES AND WORKSHOPS I PRESENTED AND INTERDISCIPLINARY CONFERENCES AND PANELS I PARTICIPATED IN OR ORGANIZED:

Jan. 2010 “Discussion of my drawings from the series "Landscapes of Desire" at the California African-American Museum. Part of the exhibition "An Idea Called Tomorrow".

Sept. 2009 Screening and discussion of my film, "Wounds of the Heart: An Artist and Her Nation". Part of the conference "Bearing Exquisite Witness". Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice, San Diego.

July 2009 Screening and discussion of my film, "Wounds of the Heart: An Artist and Her Nation". Al-Hoash Gallery for Palestinian Art, Jerusalem, Palestine.

April 2009 "Post Colonialism in Palestine & Post-Zionism in Israel". Presentation at the conference "World System Analysis: The Challenges of the 21st Century". University of San Diego.

Presentation at the Jerusalem Fund Gallery. Discussion with curator Robyn Smith regarding my work in general and drawings from the series, "Landscapes of Desire".

Jan. 2009 “Walls of Desire and Denial in Israel/Palestine & U.S./Mexico” Presented as part of a panel discussion held in conjunction with the exhibit "Deportation Nation". Centro Cultural De La Raza, San Diego.

Oct. 2008 “From Childhood Through Martyrdom. Reflections on life in Palestine” Presented at Professor Bahar Davary’s “Comparative Ethics” class for the Peace and Justice Masters Program. University of San Diego.

Oct. 2008 Screening and discussion of my film “The Presence of Absence in the Ruins of Kafr Bir’im”. University of California, Berkeley.

July 2008 Participated in a panel discussion (through a teleconference link from Ramallah, Palestine) organized in conjunction with the exhibition “Enacting Emancipation”. A Space Gallery, Toronto, Canada.

May 2008 “The Artist as Witness”. Presentation as part of an artist panel in conjunction with the exhibition “60 YEARS”. ARC Gallery, Chicago, Illinois.

April 2008 “The Role of the Artist in Politically Stressed Communities”. Presentation to students and faculty at the Otis College of Art.

“The Artist as Public Servant”. Presentation at the 10th Continuums of Service Conference. Portland Oregon.

Screening and discussion of my film “The Presence of Absence in the Ruins of Kafr Bir’im”.
Alwan for the Arts. New York, New York.

Screening and discussion of my film “The Presence of Absence in the Ruins of Kafr Bir’im”.
Ethical Culture Society of Essex County. Maplewood, New Jersey.

“Guerilla Filmmaking”. Screening of my film “The Presence of Absence in the Ruins of Kafr Bir’im” and discussion of the political potential of independently made documentary films.

Feb. 2008 Screening and discussion of my film “The Presence of Absence in the Ruins of Kafr Bir’im”. Al-Awda: Palestinian Right of Return Center. Carlsbad, California.

May 2007 Presented a lecture at the “Al-Awda, Palestinian Right of Return” annual conference. The lecture was titled “Creative Strategies of Resistance.”

April 2007 Presented two lectures at a conference entitled “DIWAN” held at the Arab-American National Museum. The first paper was titled “Outsiders on the Inside” and the second paper was “From Dialogue to Action.”

July 2006 Developed and presented a weeklong drawing workshop on Mapping and Identity to Palestinian artists. Al-Hoash Gallery of Palestinian Art. Jerusalem.

Presented a lecture entitled ‘Desire and Resistance” in which I discussed the evolution of my creative work. Al-Hoash Gallery of Palestinian Art. Jerusalem.

March 2006 Participated in a Panel Discussion organized in conjunction with the exhibit “Made In Palestine.” Al Jisser Gallery, New York

Dec. 2005 California Institute for the Arts. Lecture on my work and the murals I worked on in Palestine during the summer of 2005

Sept. 2005 Public Talk given at Gavilan College in conjunction with the exhibit “Piece Process 3”

August 2005 Public Talk at the Alternative Information Center, discussing the murals painted in Gaza. Jerusalem, Palestine.

August 2005 Lecture about the evolution of my artwork presented at the Union of Palestinian Artists’ Gallery. Ramallah, Palestine.

May 2005 Lecture given at the symposium “Exploring New Forms and Meanings: The Intersection of Audience, Ideas and Art.” The symposium was organized in conjunction with the exhibit “In / Visible: Contemporary Art by Arab American Artists.”  Arab American national Museum. Dearborn, Michigan.

April 2005 Lecture given at the University of San Francisco in conjunction with the opening of the exhibit “Made In Palestine” at SOMARTS.  San Francisco, California

April 2005 Public talk given to the “Future Leaders of America Rockefeller Fellows” in conjunction with the opening of the exhibit “Made in Palestine.”

Sept. 2002 Lecture given at the Taylor Library Gallery in conjunction with my exhibit “Relics: Meditations on Decay and Renewal.”

Oct. 2001 Lecture given to the Nevada City Artists and Writers Association. Grass Valley, California.

Nov. 2000 Lecture Given at Founders Gallery in conjunction with my exhibit “Whispers & Echoes.” University of San Diego, San Diego, California

April 1994
"LIVING WITH DIGNITY/DYING WITH DIGNITY:
GAYS AND LESBIANS IN SAN DIEGO SPEAK ABOUT THEIR COMMUNITY." A panel discussion I organized and chaired.

Sept.-Nov. 1993
"THE HOPES AND FEARS OF PALESTINIANS AND ISRAELIS."
A multi-disciplinary symposium that included lectures, panel discussions, a community forum, poetry reading, art exhibit, and a film series. The events explored the prospects and prerequisites for the peaceful co-existence of Palestinians and Israelis.

March 1993 "CRITICAL PROBLEMS/CREATIVE SOLUTIONS: PRESERVING THE HUMAN AND NATURAL ENVIRONMENT."
The conference consisted of lectures, panel discussions, musical performance and an interactive art installation. The events explored the environmental crisis from various perspectives.

March 1993
"ART AND ECOLOGY/ART AS ECOLOGY."
A panel discussion I organized and chaired.

March-May 1991 "THE WAR SHOW: HOUSTON VOICES."
A multi-disciplinary conference that featured Houston based scholars, artists and writers, and included an art exhibit, a series of panel discussions and a series of readings, focusing on the subject of war in general and the Persian Gulf War in particular.


GRANTS AND AWARDS:

2011-2012 FULBRIGHT RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP to develop the second phase of a video and drawing project entitled "Forgotten Survivors: Memories of a Fading Generation"

2007-2008 Awarded a University of San Diego project based UNIVERSITY PROFESSORSHIP

2007-2010 University of San Diego Internationalization of the Curriculum Travel grants

1993-2010 UNIVERSITY OF SAN DIEGO FACULTY RESEARCH GRANTS

1993
CALIFORNIA COUNCIL FOR THE HUMANITIES. THE PRICE FAMILY FUND
I was awarded the two grants listed above to organized a multi-disciplinary symposium entitled
"The Hopes and Fears of Palestinians and Israelis."

1992
IRVINE FOUNDATION, FACULTY AND CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT GRANT
Awarded to carry out a video art project entitled "Bridges of Identity: Arab-Americans Speak
of Their Personal History."

1990 & 1991 NATIONAL FOUNDATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF THE ARTS
Teacher of "ARTS 90" award; Teacher of "ARTS 91" award

1986 DALLAS MUSEUM ARTIST GRANT

1977 JANE GUGGENHEIM WINSLOW FELLOWSHIP


BIBLIOGRAPHY:

Michele Lee. An Idea Called Tomorrow. Exhibition Catalogue. California African American Museum. 2010.

Salwa Mikdadi. New Visions: Arab Contemporary Art in the 21st Century. Transworld Publishing, London, UK. 2009.

John Halaka. Outsiders on the Inside, published in the Australian journal Nebula, in an issue devoted to the Palestinian / Israeli conflict. http://www.nobleworld.biz/

Sonia Nettnin. Film Review: The Presence of Absence in the Ruins of Kafr Bir’im.
Znet. http://www.zcommunications.org/znet/viewArticle/16745. March 2008.

Fayeq S. Oweis. "Encyclopedia of Arab American Artists."  2007
Greenwood Publishing Company. Portsmith, New Hampshire.

Nathan Gutman.  Palestinian Artists Find Venezuelan Ally.
"The Jewish Daily Forward." June 6, 2007. http://www.forward.com/articles/10895/

Kathy Zarur. Looking at the Levant.
"Art in America."  September 2006. 

James Kalm. Made In Palestine.
"The Brooklyn Rail." April 2006.
http://www.brooklynrail.org/2006-04/artseen/made-in-palestine

Holland Cotter.  Made in Palestine.
"The New York Times."  March 24, 2006.
http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=950DE6DC1730F937A15750C0A9609C8B63
           
Kevin J. Kelley.  Looking Homeward: Made in Palestine.
"Seven Days." November 2, 2005.
http://www.sevendaysvt.com/features/2005/looking_homeward/

Anne Galloway. Palestinian Artists Bring Plight of Their People to Montpellier.
"Times Argus."  October 21, 2005
http://www.timesargus.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20051021/NEWS/510210309/1011

Diane Bell. Professor Paints Mural in Middle-East. 
"San Diego Union Tribune." August 27, 2005.
http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/metro/bell/20050827-9999-7m27bell.html

Piece Process 3. "Exhibition Catalogue." Gavilan College. 2005.

Kate McClellan. In/Visible: Contemporary Art by Arab American Artists
"Bidoun." ICONS Issue 05.

Ramsay Short. U.S. exhibition depicts realities of life for Arab-Americans.
"Daily Star." Beirut, Lebanon. October 13, 2005.

"Voices of the Middle East."  Khalil Bendid, Host. KPFA-FM, Berkeley. Interview with Susan
Greene and myself regarding the murals we painted in Palestine. September 6, 2005

"Electronic Intifada."  Israeli Army stops West Bank mural project, citing Gaza disengagement.  
August 31, 2005.  http://electronicintifada.net/v2/article4152.shtml

Tina Sherwell.  "Paltel Virtual Gallery of Palestinian Art at Berzeit University." Video taped interview
to be posted on the Virtual Gallery’s web site. August 2005. Birzeit, Palestine.
http://virtualgallery.birzeit.edu/

Salwa Mikdadi. "In/Visible: Contemporary Art by Arab American Artists."
Exhibition Catalogue. Arab American National Museum. 2005.

Maymanah Farhat. In/visible. "Dar Al-Hayat." September 19, 2005
http://english.daralhayat.com/culture/09-2005/Article-20050919-6e6eff0a-c0a8-10ed0026-
faf27579aaab/story.html

Maymanah Farhat. In/Visible Art Exhibit Inaugurates Arab American National Museum.
"Washington Report on Middle East Affairs." August 2005. P. 50-51.
http://www.wrmea.com/archives/August_2005/0508050.html

"Universe in Universe." In/Visible: Contemporary Art by Arab American Artists.
http://universes-in-universe.org/eng/nafas/articles/2005/in_visible

Onnesha Roychoudhuri. Made in Palestine. "Mother Jones."
http://www.motherjones.com/arts/feature/2005/05/palestinian_art.html

Dynamic Art Exhibit Reflects Palestinians' Struggle, Love for Their Homeland.
"The Washington Report on Middle East Affairs."  July 2005. 

Kenneth Baker. Palestinian Show Makes Art out of Grief.
"San Francisco Chronicle."  April 19, 2005.  Datebook, page E-2

Rob Eshelman. Made in Palestine. "Electronic Intifada." Posted April 12, 2005.
http://electronicIntifada.net/v2/article3754.shtm

Rob Eshelman. Made in Palestine. "Counterpunch." April 8, 2005
http://www.counterpunch.org/eshelman04082005.html

"The World This Weekend."  Lorna Jackson, Host. Program consisting of interviews with artists
and curators from the “Made In Palestine” exhibit at SOMARTS. Canadian Broadcast
Company. CBC Radio One & Radio Two. Aired April 16, 2005.
http://www.cbc.ca/worldthisweekend/

Robert Avila. History in the Waking. "San Francisco Bay Guardian." April 13, 2005.
http://www.sfbg.com/39/28/art_art_made_in_palestine.html

Jonathan Curiel. Unknown face of Palestinian art.
San Francisco Chronicle.  April 3, 2005   P.C-3
http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2005/04/03/ING74C1ATK1.DTL

"Forum"  Michael Krasny, Host. KQED-FM, San Francisco.  Interview with Jim Harrithas,
Samia Halaby, Susan Greene and myself.  Broadcast live. April 12, 2005.

"Up Front" Sandip Roy, Host. KALW-FM, San Francisco. Interview with Susan Greene and myself
regarding the “Made in Palestine” Exhibit at SOMARTS. Broadcast April 8, 2005.

Robert Pincus. Matters of the Spirit.
The San Diego Union Tribune.  January 20, 2005. P. 40-41

Kelly Thomas. Worshiping at the Altar of Art.
Beach & Bay Press. December 23, 2004.  P.11

Station Museum. Made In Palestine.
Exhibition Catalogue. Ineri Publishing. Houston, Texas. 2004

Kris Axtman. “An Artistic “Road Map” to progress.”
The Christian Science Monitor. May 28, 2003. P. 2

Patricia Johnson. “ Stirring Exhibit…’Made in Palestine.’”
The Houston Chronicle. May 17, 2003. P 10D.

Ileana Marcoulesco. “Made in Palestine.”
ARTLIES Summer 2003, P.78

Belinda C Hanley. “Made in Palestine: A stirring Exhibit Closes in Houston and Hits the Road.”
The Washington Report on Middle East Affairs. November 2003.

Troy Schulze. “Personae of Persecution.”
Houston Press. July 3-9, 2003. P.33

Kelly Klaasmeyer “Peace Through Art. ‘Made in Palestine Humanizes the Middle East Conflict.”
The Houston Press. July 31, 2003. P 40.

Delgado, Harithas, Kerschen “ Made In Palestine.”
Exhibiton Brochure. 2003. Ineri Foundation. Houston, Texas.

ARTLIFE. The Original Limited Edition Monthly. Volume 23, Number 5.
Ventura, California.

Living Arts: Open Journal. Michael Woodson, Producer. KPFT Radio Station. Houston, Texas.
Interview with Artists and Curators from the “Made In Palestine” exhibition. Broadcast May 18, 2003
on KPFT Radio, as well as numerous other Pacifica Radio stations and Pacifica affiliate stations.

Mark Elliott-Lugo. “San Diego Profiles: John Halaka.”
San Diego City Access Cable Television, Channel 24.
Half- hour interview related to my exhibition “Relics: Meditations on Decay and Renewal.”
The interview was broadcast during the month of October and November 2002. San Diego, CA.

Rabbi Leonard Rosenthal. "A Handshake Felt in San Diego."
San Diego Union Tribune. October 7, 1993, p. B-15.

Erin K. Quirk. "USD Symposium to Discuss PLO - Israeli Peace Talks."
Vista September 23,1993, p.1,3. Vol. XXIII, No, III.

Lisetta Levi. "War Show Contains Predictable and Provocative Work."
The New Voice. Issue #550. May 10-16, 1991.

John Halaka. "The War Show: Houston Voices, Creates Forum For Debate."
Union of Independent Artist Newsletter. Vol. 1 #8. March-April 1991, p. 1, 6.

John Halaka. "Haunting Images of War Linger. The War Show: Houston Voices, Shares Visions of Horror."
Union of Independent Artists Newsletter. Vol.1 #9. May 1991, cover, p. 1, 5.

John Halaka. "Reflections on The War Show: Houston Voices" and "Read My Mind."
Union of Independent Artists Newsletter. Vol.1 #10. June-July 1991, p. 1, 2.

Susan Chadwick. "Art of the Age, Galleries Boast a New Generation of Talent."
The Houston Post. May 21, 1989, p. H-29.

Susan Chadwick. "John Halaka, Drawings, at Graham Gallery." The Houston Post. February 21, 1988.
"The East End Show." Exhibition Catalogue. 1988.

Susan Chadwick. "Texas Art Celebration 88, Group Show of Paintings."
The Houston Post. April 10, 1988, p. 4F.

Fran Kalmykov. "The East End Show." Lawndale Inquirer. April 1987, p. 10.

Ed Hill and Suzanne Bloom. "Review." Art Forum. December 1986, p. 121.

Susan Chadwick. "Houston Art Season Shaping Up With Notable Shows."
The Houston Post. September 21, 1986, p. 4H.

"Then, Now & Then...50 Years of U. of H. Art." Exhibition Catalogue, 1985, p. 29.

"The East End Show." Exhibition Catalogue, 1984, p. 14.

"Domestic Crude." 1983. Drawings on the inside front and back covers.

Jeff Bray. "Five Emerging Artists." Montrose Voice, 1983.

Patricia Johnson. "Shows Display Work of Visual Art Competitors."
The Houston Chronicle. October 20, 1983, p. 3 Sect. 5.

Nancy Loftis. "Art League Exhibits Three U.H.ers' Work." The Daily Cougar. October 27, 1983, p. 5, 7.

Stacy Reed. "Diversity Highlights Blaffer Art Exhibit." Montage. June 1, 1983, p. 1, 13.

 

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