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mariam ghani

mariam ghani was born in 1978 in new york. her research-based practice spans video, installation, performance, photography and text, and operates at the intersections between place, memory, history, language, loss, and reconstruction. ghani's exhibitions and screenings include the international film festival rotterdam (2013), documenta 13 (2012), moma, new york (2011), the sharjah biennials 10 and 9 (2011, 2009), the national gallery, washington dc (2008), the tate modern, london (2007), d/art, sydney (2006), emap, seoul (2005), the liverpool biennial (2004), and transmediale, berlin (2003).  her public and participatory projects have been staged in berlin, amsterdam, buffalo, detroit, new york and online. recent texts have appeared in filmmaker, foreign policy, mousse, the radical history review, triple canopy, creative time reports, and the new york review of books blog. ghani has collaborated with artist chitra ganesh since 2004 as the experimental archive index of the disappeared; with choreographer erin kelly since 2006 on the video series performed places; and with media archive collective pad.ma since 2012 on the digitization and dissemination of the afghan films archive. ghani has been awarded the nyfa, soros and freund fellowships, grants from the graham foundation, cec artslink, the mid-atlantic arts foundation and the experimental television center, and residencies at lmcc, eyebeam atelier, smack mellon, and the akademie schloss solitude. ghani holds a b.a. in comparative literature from new york university and an mfa from the school of visual arts. she currently teaches in the mfa program at pratt and is an artist in residence at the asian/pacific/american institute at nyu.


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