Mark Boulos, born 1975, lives and works in Amsterdam and London. He was an artist-in-residence at the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten in Amsterdam in 2007. Boulos’s documentaries represent belief so devout that it becomes real; his films often focus on political militancy and religious ecstasy. Recent works include: All That is Solid Melts into Air , 2008; The Word Was God , 2006; andThe Gates of Damascus , 2005. His films have been shown at (selection): Morality, Witte de With, Rotterdam, 2010; This Land Is Your Land, Center for Contemporary Art, Glasgow, 2009; Praxis, Biennale of Thessaloniki, 2009; Docking Station: Mark Boulos – All That Is Solid Melts into Air , Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, 2008; 16th Biennale of Sydney, Sydney 2008; Narrowcast, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, 2008; and If: people and places in recent film and video, Bloomberg Space, London, 2008.