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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)


*Blind Crossing and Kabul 2, 3, 4 will be in Waste Lands, curated by Piedad Solans, at the San Telmo Museum in San Sebastian, Spain, from March 4th to May 21st.

*Index of the Disappeared will have work in Political Discourse, curated by Sam Toabe, at the University Hall Gallery at UMass Boston, February 15th to April 22nd, and in Archival Alchemy, curated by Saisha Grayson, at the Abrons Art Center in NYC, April 6th to May 10th.

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

*Afghanistan: A Lexicon (the print portfolio) will be on view 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, curated by Michelle Yun and Boon Hui Tan, at the Asia Society, opening in June.


*April 24th at EMPAC, Troy, NY, as part of the series Watering the Flowers, curated by Victoria Brooks.


*April 20th, 6:30 pm at The Kitchen, with Jamie Shearn Coan, Chitra Ganesh and Kaneza Schaal, as part of The Kitchen L.A.B. Conference: Position.

*May 1st, 6:30 pm at the New School’s Tishman Auditorium, with Kareem Estefan, Laura Raicovich, Claire Potter, Carin Kuoni, and Chelsea Haines, for the launch of the book Assuming Boycott


*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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