The City & The City: Cotton Belt Freight Depot, 2015. ©Mariam Ghani. Full credit below.

Freund Teaching Fellow Lecture: Mariam Ghani

April 7, 2015
Saint Louis Art Museum, One Fine Arts Drive

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Mariam Ghani, the 2014-15 Henry L. and Natalie E. Freund Teaching Fellow, will deliver a public lecture in conjunction with the opening of her Currents 110 exhibition at the Saint Louis Art Museum.

Ghani's research-based practice spans video, installation, performance, photography, and text, and operates at the intersections between place, memory, history, language, loss, and reconstruction. Ghani’s exhibitions and screenings include the International Film Festival Rotterdam (2013), dOCUMENTA 13 (2012), MoMA, New York (2011), the Sharjah Biennials 10 and 9 (2011, 2009), the National Gallery, Washington DC (2008), the Tate Modern, London (2007), d/Art, Sydney (2006), EMAP, Seoul (2005), the Liverpool Biennial (2004), and transmediale, Berlin (2003). Her public and participatory projects have been staged in Berlin, Amsterdam, Buffalo, Detroit, New York, and online. Recent texts have appeared in Filmmaker, Mousse, the Radical History Review, Triple Canopy, Creative Time Reports, and the New York Review of Books blog.

Ghani has collaborated with artist Chitra Ganesh since 2004 as the experimental archive Index of the Disappeared; with choreographer Erin Ellen Kelly since 2006 on the video series Performed Places; and with media archive collective since 2012 on the digitization and dissemination of the Afghan Films archive.

Ghani has been awarded the NYFA and Soros Fellowships, grants from the Graham Foundation, CEC ArtsLink, the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation and the Experimental Television Center, and residencies at LMCC, Eyebeam Atelier, Smack Mellon, and the Akademie Schloss Solitude. She holds a BA in Comparative Literature from New York University and an MFA from the School of Visual Arts. She has taught video, new media, public practices, and research-based practices at Cooper Union, NYU, Parsons, Otis, and Stevens. Most recently she taught in the MFA program at Pratt and served as an artist in residence at the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU.

Henry L. and Natalie E. Freund Teaching Fellowship

Established in 1995, the Henry L. and Natalie E. Freund Teaching Fellowship promotes the exhibition and acquisition of contemporary art at the Saint Louis Art Museum, as well as the teaching of contemporary art principles in the Sam Fox School. Each fellowship consists of two monthlong residencies, during which recipients teach in the Graduate School of Art and prepare an exhibition for the Museum's Currents series. Recent Freund Fellows include Ellen Gallagher, Matthew Buckingham, Cameron Martin, Angelina Gualdoni, Sarah Oppenheimer, Claudia Schmacke, Bruce Yonemoto, Ian Monroe, Chelsea Knight, Renata Stih and Frieder Schnock, and Won Ju Lim.

Image Credit

The City & The City: Cotton Belt Freight Depot, 2015; inkjet print mounted on aluminum; 30 x 45 inches; Courtesy of the artist and RYAN LEE, New York ©Mariam Ghani.