Witte de With Contemporary Art
Lawrence Abu Hamdan
M
Lawrence Abu Hamdan

Lawrence Abu Hamdan’s work (b. 1985, Amman, Jordan) frequently deals with the relationship between listening and politics, borders, human rights, testimony and truth through the production of documentaries, essays, audio-visual installations, video works, graphic design, sculpture, photography, workshops and performance.

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. Abu Hamden conducts research for Forensic Architecture at Goldsmiths College London where he is also a PhD candidate and associate lecturer. Previous solo exhibitions include The Freedom Of Speech Itself (2012) at Showroom, London, The Whole Truth (2012) at Casco, Utrecht and most recently Tape Echo (2013) at Beirut in Cairo and Van AbbeMuseum, Eindhoven, The Shanghai Biennial (2014), The Whitechapel Gallery London, MACBA Barcelona, Tate Modern London, M HKA Antwerp, the Beirut Art Center and The Taipei Biennial (2012). Abu Hamdan’s writing can be found in Forensis Sternberg press, Manifesta Journal and Cabinet Magazine.