Artist

Lawrence Abu Hamdan

Born in Amman, 1985 and lives in Beirut, Lebanon

Abu Hamdan’s interest with sound and its intersection with politics originate from his background in DIY music.
As well as being the Armory Show commissioned artist, in 2015 Abu Hamdan’s work is also to be included in the New Museum Triennial. The artist’s video The All Hearing 2014 was selected for the 44th International film festival Rotterdam. In 2014 his works became part of collections at MoMA New York, Van AbbeMuseum Eindhoven and Barjeel Art Foundation, UAE.
In 2013 Abu Hamdan’s audio documentary The Freedom of Speech Itself was submitted as evidence at the UK asylum tribunal where the artist himself was called to testify as an expert witness. He continues to make sonic analyses for legal investigations and advocacy – most recently his work was prominently part the No More Forgotten Lives campaign for Defence for Children International. The artist’s forensic audio investigations are conducted as part of his research for Forensic Architecture at Goldsmiths College London where he is also a PhD candidate and associate lecturer.

Exhibitions
Exhibitions
Age of You
On view at Jameel Arts Centre, the exhibition explores the perception of self in the 21st century
29 Jan 2021 - 14 Aug 2021
Jameel Arts Centre
Dubai, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi
Exhibitions
Lawrence Abu Hamdan
Maureen Paley presents the second solo exhibition at the gallery by Lawrence Abu Hamdan.
09 Dec 2020 - 31 Jan 2021
Maureen Paley
London
Exhibitions
Lawrence Abu Hamdan: Green Coconuts and Other Inadmissible Evidence
Lawrence Abu Hamdan’s work is supported by Alserkal Arts Foundation.
08 Dec 2020 - 13 Feb 2021
Secession
Vienna
Exhibitions
Art in the Age of Anxiety
Curated by Omar Kholeif, this is the most ambitious exhibition to date in the region exploring art in the age of the internet. The exhibition takes place in Gallery 1,2 and 3.
21 Mar 2020 - 21 Jun 2020
Sharjah Art Foundation
Dubai, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi
Art Spaces
Maureen Paley
Galleries in London
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