Born in 1983 at Beirut (Liban). Lives and works in Rotterdam (Pays-Bas).
Rana Hamadeh is a visual and performance artist. Drawing on a curatorial approach within her artistic practice, she develops longstanding, discursive projects that think through the infrastructures of justice in relation to the histories and present manifestations of coloniality.
Her work stems from an extended investigation into specific concepts and terms, treating the field of theory as fiction. Hamadeh’s previous solo exhibitions include projects and/or collaborations with Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art (Rotterdam, 2017), The Institute of Modern Art (Brisbane, 2016), The Showroom (London, 2016); Nottingham Contemporary (2015); Western Front (Vancouver, 2015); Gallery TPW (Tonoto, 2015) and Kiosk (Ghent, 2014). Group exhibitions include a.o. Contour Biennial (2017), The Moscow Biennial (2015), The New Museum (New York., 2014); e-flux (New York., 2014), The 8th Liverpool Biennial (2014), Wattis Institute (2014), 12th Biennale de Lyon (2013); The Lisson Gallery (2013) and the Van Abbemuseum (2008/2011). In 2017, the artist won the Prix de Rome.