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Mariam Ghani, Erin Ellen Kelly, Landscape Studies: New Mexico, Strangers in a Stranger Land
Still from Landscape Studies: New Mexico (2008-10, 22 minutes, quadrophonic sound)


*Landscape Studies: New Mexico is in Outcasts: Women in the Wilderness, in the Glyndor Gallery at Wave Hill, April 8th to July 9th.

*Afghanistan: A Lexicon (the print portfolio) is in Converging Voices: Gender and Identitycurated by Karen Albert, at the Lowe Gallery, Hofstra University, NY, May 2nd to December 15th.

*Kabul 2, 3, 4 will be in Lucid Dreams and Distant Visions: South Asian Art in the Diaspora at the Asia Society in NYC, June 27th to August 6th.

*Index of the Disappeared’s Black Sites I: The Seen Unseen will be in the Asian Art Biennial in Taichung, Taiwan, opening September 30th.

*My solo show at the Tretyakov Modern in Moscow will open October 7th.

*Some of my research for What we left unfinished will be part of the exhibition Field Research: Liberating Knowledge at the Garage Museum of Art, Moscow, October 23rd – December 3rd.


*I’ll be in residence at the 18th Street Arts Center in Los Angeles in May and June.


*June 29th-July 2nd, at the Asia Society and Queens Museum, NYC: Fatal Love: Where Are We Now? Convened by Jaishri Abichandani and co-presented by the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center.


*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.

*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

*June 2016 talk about the contradictory movements of conflict antiquities and conflict refugees, as part of the annual Questioning Aesthetics Symposium

*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

*October 2015 ‘Here and Now’ lecture and conversation with Mary Patten about art and activism at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago

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


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

*Interview with Owen Duffy in Artspace (September 2016)

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

*Index interview with Beth Citron for the Safina Radio Project at Dhaka Art Summit (February 2016)

*Intervista con Piedad Solans para M – Arte y Cultura Visual (Sept 2015, en Español)


*”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, available May 1st, 2017).

*”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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