b. 1983, Batroun, Lebanon
Lives and works in Enschede and Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Rana Hamadeh works primarily with lectures, performances, conversations, and installations. She focuses on speech and orality as a medium through which the conditions of spectatorship, boundaries, mechanisms, and authority of meaning production are to be questioned. The flux between fiction and nonfiction, presence and absence, plays a big role in her work, as it conjures a twist to the conventional understanding(s) of history, objects, language, subjectivity, and Otherness and the ethicality of their relations. Her work INTERROGATIONS 1-5 when they ask me I’ll introduce them to you was shown in the exhibition “Be(com)ing Dutch” at the Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, 2008.