Rana Hamadeh is a visual and performance artist from Lebanon based in The
    Netherlands. Drawing on a curatorial approach within her artistic practice,
    she develops longstanding discursive projects that think through the
    infrastructures of justice, militarism, histories of sanitation and
    theatre. Her work stems from an extended investigation into specific
    concepts and terms, treating the field of theory as fiction. In 2011, she
    initiated her ongoing project, Alien Encounters, which has since been
    operating as an incubator for a growing series of propositions that aim at
    complicating the notion of ‘alienness’. Thoughout the project’s chapters
    (manifested through performances, choreographic/cartographic works, sound
    and text-based installations-as-stage-sets, writing projects and
    conversations), the ‘alien’ turns into a discursive tool that allows for
    setting up alternative archives from which to locate corporate and
    state-sponsored forms of violence and their enabling legal apparatuses.

    Previous solo exhibitions include The Institute of Modern Art (Brisbane,
    2016); The Showroom (London, 2016); Nottingham Contemporary (2015); Western
    Front (Vancouver, 2015); Gallery TPW (Tonoto, 2015) and Kiosk (Ghent,
    2014). Group exhibitions include a.o. The Moscow Biennial (2015), The New
    Museum (New York., 2014); e-flux (New York., 2014), The 8th Liverpool
    Biennial (2014), Wattis Institute (2014), The Lisson Gallery (2013), Beirut
    (2013), Witte de With (2013) and the Van Abbemuseum (2008/2011). She
    graduated with an MFA from the Dutch Art Institute in 2009.

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