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Mariam Ghani, It takes a thousand years..., chalk drawing, installation view, 2018
It takes a thousand years…, chalk drawing, detail of installation at Yinchuan Biennale, 2018


*From July 19th-22nd at Bellevue di Monaco, a collaboration with the workshops of Paul Huf, Kissi and Waseem, commissioned by Public Art Munich: Game Changers, curated by Joanna Warsza, in the framework of X-Shared Spaces, a project of the Muenchner Kammerspiele.

*A new wall drawing, It takes a thousand years…, is in the 2nd Yinchuan Biennale: Starting from the desert – Ecologies on the edge, curated by Marco Scotini. June 9th – September 19th, 2018.

*Photographs from the Speculations series will be in The aesthetic of my politics, curated by Meenakshi Thirukode, at Exhibit320 in Delhi in August.

*Blind Crossing and What News from the Sea? are in Waste Lands, curated by Piedad Solans, at the Casa Arabe in Cordoba, September 13th to November 17th, 2018.

*A new film commissioned for Germ City: Microbes & the Metropolis at the Museum of the City of New York, opening September 14th, 2018. With a joint residency at the Graduate Center, CUNY, and the New York Public Library, January-July 2018, as part of the international Wellcome project Contagious Cities.

*A new three-channel installation, When the Spirits Moved Them, They Moved, at the Hancock Shaker Village, MA, September-November 2018, with closing events November 10th-11th.


*July 19th at 8 pm at 404 Page Not Found, Munich, Germany, with Joanna Warsza as part of Public Art Munich.

*October 22nd at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY.


*The Garden of Forked Tongues, originally commissioned by the Queens Museum of Art in conjunction with Nonstop Metropolis: The Remix. A collaboration with the Endangered Language Alliance, Effi Ibok and Josh Begley.

*Rhizome recently preserved the 2004 web project How Do You See the Disappeared? A Warm Database as part of Net Art Anthology; Chitra and I had a conversation with Michael Connor about it and I was also on a New Museum panel about net art, dispersion and disappearance after 9/11 with Eva & Franco Mattes, David Joselit, and Aria Dean in November 2017.

*A conversation about art, activism, and how to win by losing with Vince Warren, director of the Center for Constitutional Rights, moderated by curator Amara Antilla, in August 2017

*A brief interview about public vs. private narratives for the Pew Center in April 2017

*October 2016 talk with Tricia Paik and Erin Ellen Kelly at the Indianapolis Museum of Art, during the show Mariam Ghani & Erin Ellen Kelly: Water, Land, City

*February 2016 talk about What we left unfinished and artists in times of war, as part of Critical Writing Ensembles at the Dhaka Art Summit

*Words on Terror, a 2016 poetry reading for the launch of Solmaz Sharif’s Look at the Asian American Writer’s Workshop, on the AAWW podcast

*I’m also (occasionally) on Twitter and Instagram.


*Five artists you need to know, in Elle India (June 2018)

*I responded to Frieze’s survey on the importance of art as a form of protest (March 2017)

*Some reactions to What Now: The Artist-Writer as Activist-Critic panel (December 2016)

*The City & The City in Art in America (November 2016), The Village Voice (October 2016), and Modern Art Notes (May 2015)

*The Garden of Forked Tongues in Fast Company (August 2016) and the Hyperallergic podcast (May 2016)

*Interview for the Guggenheim MAP about A Brief History of Collapses (May 2016)

*Interview with Sophia Guy-White about What we left unfinished for InRussia (December 2016)

*Interview with Owen Duffy in Artspace (September 2016)


*”Shahrazade in the Archives: A Testimony from Fragments” in Critical Writing Ensembles (Mousse, 2017).

*Portfolio in Frieze, September 2016.

*”Notes from a boycott” in Manifesta Journal 18, November 2014; reprinted in Shangri-La: Imagined Cities, 2014; and expanded in collaboration with Haig Aivazian for The Gulf: High Culture, Hard Labor (OR Books, 2015) and Assuming Boycott: Resistance, Agency and Cultural Production (OR Books, 2017). Bonus video: book launch panel at the Vera List Center.

*”Field notes for ‘What we left unfinished'” in Ibraaz Platform 006, December 2013; reprinted in Dissonant Archives: Contemporary Visual Culture and Contested Narratives in the Middle East (IB Tauris, 2015).

*”The Islands of Evasion: Notes on the Politics and Poetics of International Art English.” Triple Canopy, June 2013. Reprinted in Social Medium: Artists Writing 2000-2015 (Paper Monument, 2016).

*Afghanistan: A Lexicon available as a print and e-book from Hatje Cantz, excerpted on the NYRblog September 2012.


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