The Jarman Award

Lawrence Abu Hamdan

Image of Lawrence Abut Hamdan, Rubber Coated Steel

Lawrence Abu Hamdan is an artist working across audio-visual installations, performances, graphic works, photography, Islamic sermons, cassette tape compositions, essays, and lectures. Abu Hamdan’s interest in sound and its intersection with politics originates from his background in DIY music. He has made audio analyses for legal investigations at the UK asylum Tribunal and advocacy for organisations such as Amnesty International and Defence for Children International.

Recent solo exhibitions and performances include: Maureen Paley, London, 2017; Contra-Diction: Speech Against Itself, Centre Pompidou, Paris, 2016; Earshot, Portikus, Frankfurt, Germany, 2016; Taqiyya, Kunsthalle St. Gallen, Switzerland, 2015; and The All-Hearing, Laveronica, Arte Contemporanea, Sicily, Italy, 2015.

Video: excerpt from Rubber Coated Steel, 2016

Video: excerpt from The All-Hearing, 2014 

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