Lawrence Abu Hamdan

21 apr 20 jun 2021

Lawrence Abu Hamdan is an artist and audio investigator, or as the artists describes it, a ‘private ear’. Abu Hamdan’s work explores ‘the politics of listening’ and the role of sound and voice within the law and human rights. His audio investigations have been used as evidence at the UK Asylum and Immigration Tribunal and as advocacy for organizations such as Amnesty International and Defence for Children International together with fellow researchers from Forensic Architecture.

Abu Hamdan has previously exhibited the acclaimed piece Saydnaya (the missing 19db) at Bonniers Konsthall as part of the group exhibition The Image of War (2017). The upcoming solo-exhibition extends the entire institution and will be one of Abu Hamdan largest presentation to-date,

Abu Hamdan received his PhD in 2017 from Goldsmiths College London. In 2019 Abu Hamdan was nominated for the Turner Prize for his exhibition Earwitness Theatre and his performance After Sfx. His solo presentations have taken place at Witte De With, Rotterdam (2019), Tate Modern Tanks & Chisenhale Gallery, London, Hammer Museum L.A (2018), Portikus Frankfurt (2016), Kunsthalle St Gallen (2015), Beirut in Cairo (2013), The Showroom, London (2012), Casco, Utrecht (2012). His works are part of collections at MoMA, Guggenheim, Van AbbeMuseum, Centre Pompidou and Tate Modern.