Mariam Ghani (USA/Afghanistan)

Mariam Ghani

is a Brooklyn-based artist whose work in video, installation, new media, photography, performance, text and public dialogue investigates how history and memory are constructed and reconstructed as narrative in the present, particularly in the border zones and political spaces of transition where past, present and future emerge as stories told in translation and counterpoint. Her work has been exhibited internationally, including screenings at the Liverpool Biennial, the Danish Film Institute, transmediale in Berlin, Smart Project Space in Amsterdam, PLAY in Berlin, Futura in Prague, Curtacinema in Rio de Janeiro, EMAP in Seoul, d/Art in Sydney, the Dallas Video Festival, Cinema East, the Asia Society, and the New York Video Festival; installations at Eyebeam Atelier, Exit Art, the Bronx Museum, the Brooklyn Museum, and the Queens Museum; and web and video projects commissioned by, artwurl, the Longwood Digital Matrix, and the Arab American National Museum in Dearborn for its inaugural exhibition. Her critical writing on disappearance, warm data, the politics of new media, and networked archives has been featured in Viralnet, Pavilion, the Sarai Reader 05, Samar, Arts and Leisure, and the Journal of Aesthetics and Protest, and she has moderated and participated on related panels for NYU’s Kevorkian Center for Middle East Studies, the AANM, the Amnesty International Firefly Project, Artists Talk on Art, and LMCC. She received her B.A. with honors in Comparative Literature from NYU in 2000 and her MFA in Photography, Video & Related Media from the School of Visual Arts in 2002, where she was awarded the Aaron Siskind Memorial Scholarship. Over the past five years, she has been a Soros New Americans Fellow, a NYFA Fellow in Computer Arts, and an artist in residence at LMCC in the Woolworth Building, Eyebeam Atelier, and Smack Mellon. She is currently a fellow of the Akademie Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart, and also teaches in the Department of Art, Music & Technology at the Stevens Institute of Technology in New Jersey.

Mariam Ghani participates in

  • [R][R][F]200x—>XP – global networking project
  • Identity Channel– featured by Agricola de Cologne