Mariam Ghani- The Trespassers: Artists, Archives and Open Secrets
Mariam Ghani is an artist, writer, filmmaker and teacher. Her research-based practice spans video, installation, photography, performance, and text. Her exhibitions and screenings include the Rotterdam and CPH:DOX film festivals, the Sharjah and Liverpool Biennials, dOCUMENTA (13) in Kabul and Kassel, the National Gallery in DC, the St. Louis Art Museum, the CCCB in Barcelona, and the Guggenheim, Met Breuer, Queens Museum, and MoMA in New York. Recent texts have been published by Creative Time Reports, Foreign Policy, Ibraaz, Triple Canopy, and the Manifesta Journal. Recent curatorial projects include the international symposium ‘Radical Archives’, the travelling film program ‘History of Histories’ and the collaborative exhibition ‘Utopian Pulse’. Ghani has collaborated with artist Chitra Ganesh since 2004 as Index of the Disappeared, an experimental archive of post-9/11 detentions, deportations, renditions and redactions; and with choreographer Erin Kelly and composer Qasim Naqvi since 2006 on the video series Performed Places. Ghani has been awarded the NYFA and Soros Fellowships, grants from Creative Capital, Art Matters, the Graham Foundation, CEC ArtsLink, NYSCA, the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation and the Experimental Television Center, and residencies at 18th Street Arts Center, LMCC, Eyebeam Atelier, Smack Mellon, the Akademie Schloss Solitude, NYU’s Asian/Pacific/American Institute, and the Schell Center for International Human Rights at Yale Law School. She holds a B.A. in Comparative Literature from NYU and an MFA from SVA. Ghani currently teaches at Cooper Union and in the Social Practice MFA program at Queens College.