Mariam Ghani

Mariam Ghani is an artist, filmmaker, writer and teacher resident in Brooklyn. Her artistic practice explores how history, places, identities and communities are constructed and reconstructed, and how changing public and private narrative make up and challenge these constructs.

Her videos and installations have been presented internationally at museums such as the MoMA in New York, the Tate Modern in London and the National Gallery in Washington, and at events such as DOX in Copenhagen, Transmediale in Berlin, Futura in Prague, Curtacinema in Rio de Janeiro, EMAP in Seoul, d/Art in Sydney, Bodhi Art in Bombay and the Rotterdam Film Festival, the Sharjah and Liverpool biennials, and at dOCUMENTA (13), in Kassel and Kabul. Her public and participatory projects have been commissioned by Creative Time (New York), Visual Foreign Correspondents (Berlin and Amsterdam), CEPA Gallery (Buffalo), the Arab American National Museum (Detroit), Turbulence, Longwood and artwurl online. Her texts have been featured in Abitare, Filmmaker, FUSE, Mousse, Pavilion and Sarai Reader, Radical History Review and The New York Review of Books online. Ghani has been awarded NYFA and Soros Fellowships, grants from the Graham Foundation, CEC ArtsLink, the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation and the Experimental Television Center, and residencies at Eyebeam Atelier and Smack Mellon (New York) and the Akademie Schloss Solitude (Stuttgart). Her criticism of disappearance, politics, poetics, cinema and video, and online archives are widely disseminated. Ghani also gives talks and organized exhibitions, workshops and debates. She has a BA in comparative literature fromNew York University, an MFA in photography, video and the media from the School of Visual Arts (New York), and has taught at various universities. She is currently a visiting scholar at New YorkUniversity.

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