Lecture / Discussion | Notes on Collapse: Artist Talk by Mariam Ghani
Part of Buffalo State College's Year of the City
Tuesday, March 12, 2013, 12:15–1:15 pm
Ghani is an artist, writer and teacher based in Brooklyn. Her research-based practice operates at the intersections between place, memory, history, language, loss, and reconstruction. She has been awarded the NYFA and Soros Fellowships, grants from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, 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 in Stuttgart. Her work in video, installation and photography has been exhibited and screened internationally, including at the Sharjah Biennials 9 and 10, the 2005 Liverpool Biennial, the Beijing 798 Biennial, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Tate Modern in London, the National Gallery in DC, transmediale in Berlin, Futura in Prague, Curtacinema in Rio de Janeiro, EMAP in Seoul, d/Art in Sydney, and Bodhi Art in Mumbai. Her public and participatory projects have been commissioned by Creative Time in New York, CEPA in Buffalo, the Arab American National Museum in Detroit, Visual Correspondents in Berlin and Amsterdam, and Turbulence, artwurl, and the Longwood Digital Matrix online. Her critical writing on disappearance, warm data, and networked archives has been featured in FUSE, Viralnet, Pavilion, the Sarai Reader 05, Samar, the Radical History Review, the Journal of Aesthetics and Protest, and the artist newspapers Common Possibilities and Arts and Leisure. Press coverage includes the New York Times, New York Sun, Brooklyn Rail, CBS and WNYC, locally; Germany's Die Zeit, Die Welt, FAZ, Stuttgarter Zeitung, 3Sat TV, Radio1, and Hessicher Rundfunk; ARTE TV, Le Monde and Beaux Arts magazines in France; Konstforum and national radio in Sweden; Spain's El Mundo, Beirut’s Daily Star, Brazil’s O Globo, Turkey's Hurriyet, New Delhi’s Economic and Political Weekly, the Prague Post, the Gulf News, the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs, Slovenian TV, and the VOA and BBC Persian radio services, internationally; and ART, Artforum, Art Papers, Art Asia Pacific, Afterimage, the Art Newspaper, Bidoun, Canvas, the Fader, the Independent, Kunsthart, Monopol, RES, Studies in Documentary Film, and Viralnet, in the art press. Index of the Disappeared, her collaboration with Chitra Ganesh, has also been discussed in a number of academic journals, dissertations, essays and books. Ghani also lectures widely and organizes/moderates exhibitions, workshops, and discussions. She has a B.A. in Comparative Literature from NYU and an MFA in Photography, Video + Related Media from SVA, and has taught at Cooper Union, Parsons, the Art & Tech program at Stevens, the Public Practice program at Otis, and NYU's Art + Public Policy program. She is currently a visiting scholar at NYU's Asian Pacific American Institute.
Text courtesy of the artist's website.