Rana Hamadeh

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.