Lawrence Abu Hamdan
Lawrence Abu Hamdan is an artist, private ear and currently a fellow at the Vera List Center for Art and Politics at the New School, New York. His audio investigations have been submitted as evidence in the UK Asylum and Immigration Tribunal and most recently were part the No More Forgotten Lives campaign for Defence For Children International. The artist's forensic audio investigations are conducted as part of his research for Forensic Architecture at Goldsmiths College London where he is also a PhD candidate. His solo exhibitions include Earshot at Portikus Frankfurt (2016), تقيه (taqiyya) at Kunsthalle St Gallen (2015), Tape Echo (2013) at Beirut in Cairo and Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, The Freedom Of Speech Itself (2012) at Showroom, London, The Whole Truth (2012) at Casco, Utrecht. Additionally his works have been exhibited and performed at venues such as Shanghai Biennial (2014), Whitechapel Gallery London, MACBA Barcelona, Tate Modern London, M HKA Antwerp, Beirut Art Center and Taipei Biennial (2012). Abu Hamdan's writing can be found in Forensis. The Architecture of Public Truth, Sternberg Press (2014), Manifesta Journal and Cabinet Magazine.