Rana Hamadeh (LB/NL) 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, militarism, histories of sanitation, and theatre. Her work stems from an extended investigation into specific concepts and terms, treating the field of theory as fiction. In 2011, she initiated The Alien Encounters Project, which has since been operating as an incubator for a growing series of propositions that aim at complicating the notion of ‘alienness’. She graduated with an MFA from the Dutch Art Institute in 2009. She is the recipient of the 2017 Prix de Rome for Visual Arts.
Photo: Al Karantina, 2013