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Lawrence Abu Hamdan
Artist / Multi-media

Lawrence Abu Hamdan (b. 1985, Amman, Jordan) currently lives and works in Beirut, Lebanon and Berlin. He has had solo exhibitions at Portikus, Frankfurt (2016); Kunsthalle St. Gallen, Switzerland (2015); Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, Netherlands (2014); and The Showroom, London (2012). Abu Hamdan participated in the Sharjah Biennial 13, UAE (2017); Liverpool Biennial (2016); 11th Gwangju Biennale, South Korea (2016); and New Museum Triennial, New York (2012). Other notable group exhibitions have taken place at Moderna Museet, Stockholm (2017); Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (2017); Museum Folkwang Essen, Germany (2016); Whitechapel Gallery, London (2016); Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (2014); Beirut Art Center, Beirut, Lebanon (2014); and Institute of Contemporary Arts, London (2012), among others. Abu Hamdan was awarded the Abraaj Group Art Prize in 2018 and the International Nam June Paik Award in 2016. [Hammer Museum]

Abu Hamdan was among the recipients of the Turner Prize 2019 presented by Tate and Turner Contemporary.

New Year / 2020
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Promethean fire, water from Sisyphus. Let us remember this day. As Hegel tells us, the world's history is not...
Turner Prize 2019
Sep 28, 2019 – Jan 12, 2020
"At this time of political crisis, we feel strongly motivated to use the occasion of the Prize to make...
Venice Biennale / 58th Edition
May You Live in Interesting Times
Entitled "May You Live In Interesting Times," the theme of the 58th International Art Exhibition evokes a sense of...
International Film Festival Rotterdam 2019
Jan 23 – Feb 3, 2019
The festival incorporates exhibitions, performances and screenings of artist film and video on the big screen. The 48th edition...
Berlin Art Week 2018
September 26–30, 2018
Once again for its 7th edition, Berlin Art Week promises a rich variety of programs and exhibitions made possible...
The Sound of Screens Imploding
Nov 8, 2018 – Feb 3, 2019
For this edition, an immersive exhibition will present a series of contiguous, differing worlds that alternate within a densely...
Hammer Projects: Lawrence Abu Hamdan
Jan 20 – May 20, 2018
Through an installation of audiovisual works which began in 2016, Lawrence Abu Hamdan continues an ongoing acoustic investigation into...