Born 1985, Amman, Jordan.
Lives and works in Beirut, Lebanon.

Selected Press

The Art Newspaper, A bold Berlin Biennale proves it is not afraid to address some of Germany's most charged issues: colonialism, climate change and Israel, theartnewspaper.com, Jad Salfiti, 11 June 2022
Mercer Union
, fORUM: Lawrence Abu Hamdan with Tina Sherwell, 5 May 2022
Mercer Union
, Video Walkthrough | Lawrence Abu Hamdan: 45th Parallel, 26 April 2022
Artnet
, An Opera House That Literally Straddles the U.S.-Canada Border Is the Subject of a Thrilling New Film at the Toronto Biennial, Dorian Batycka, 24 March 2022
Frieze
, Lawrence Abu Hamdan on Turning Experience into Testimony, Lawrence Abu Hamdan and Chloe Stead, 28 October 2021
Kunstforum
, Lawrence Abu Hamdan: once removed, Edgar Schmitz, February 2021
Wallpaper
, The London art exhibitions to catch before 2021, Harriet Lloyd-Smith and TF Chan, 11 December 2020
The Guardian, Silence or death: Turner finalist Lawrence Abu Hamdan on recreating a horrific Syrian jail, 1 October 2019
The Brooklyn Rail
, Lawrence Abu Hamdan: Earwitness Theatre - Reconstructing Silence/The Torture of Silence, Joel Kuennen, July 2019
The Art Newspaper
, Interview: Lawrence Abu Hamdan – a self-styled ‘private ear’, José da Silva, 14 June 2019
The Independent
, Turner Prize 2019 shortlist: Artist who interviewed former detainees of a notorious Syrian jail faces filmmaker and sculptor, Jack Shepherd, 1 May 2019
Art Review
, Editors Picks: London, Lawrence Abu Hamdan at Chisenhale Gallery, Ben Eastham, 5 October 2018
Frieze
, Does Sound Deceive? The Forensic Art of Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Frieze, 27 May 2018
Art Monthly
, The Listener, Chris McCormack, June 2017
The National
, Sharjah Biennial 13: Lawrence Abu Hamdan echoes the hard truth, Melissa Gronlund, 19 March 2017

Podcasts

ArtReview, Subject, Object, Verb, Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Ross Simonini, Series 2, Episode 1, 18 February 2021
Talk Art
, Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Russell Tovey and Robert, Diament, 17 January 2020
Tea with Culture, Interview with Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Wael Hattar, June 2018

Education

2010

Goldsmiths College, University of London, PhD, The Centre for Research Architecture, London, UK

2008

Goldsmiths College, University of London, MA (Distinction), The Centre for Research Architecture, London, UK

2004

Middlesex University, BA (1st Class Honours), Sonic Arts, London, UK

Awards

2022

Future Fields Commission in Time-Based Media
awarded by the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia and the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin

2020

The Jean Vigo Award for Best Director, Punto de Vista 2020
German Federal Foreign Office Dialogue Award, 33rd European Media Art Festival

2019

Winner of the Turner Prize 2019 with Helen Cammock, Oscar Murillo and Tai Shani
Edvard Munch Award 2019

2018

20th Baloise Art Prize

2017

Shortlisted for the 2017 Jarman Award
Dialog Award 2017 (for Rubber Coated Steel, 2016)
Frieze Tate Fund Acquisitions (for Rubber Coated Steel, 2016)
Tiger Award for Short Films (for Rubber Coated Steel, 2016)

2016

International Nam June Paik Award

Solo Exhibitions

2022

Errata, Mor Charpentier, Paris, France
45th Parallel, Mercer Union, Toronto Biennial of Art, Toronto, Canada; Spike Island, Bristol, UK
The Sonic Image, Sharjah Art Foundation, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Future Fields Commission, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Torino, Italy

2021

Dirty Evidence, Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden (C)
For the Otherwise Unaccounted, Simon Fraser University, SFU Galleries, Audain Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
The Witness-Machine Complex, Kunstverein Nürnberg, Germany

2020

Maureen Paley, London, UK
Green Coconuts and Other Inadmissible Evidence, Vienna Secession, Vienna, Austria
This whole time there were no landmines, Towner Eastbourne, Eastbourne, UK
Sala10: Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Walled Unwalled, UNAM – MUAC, Mexico City, Mexico (online exhibition)

2019

Jameel Arts Centre, Dubai, UAE
WALLED UNWALLED, PYLON-Lab, Dresden, Germany
The Voice Before the Law, Baloise Group Collection Display Exhibition, Hamburger Bahnhof, Museum fur Gegenwart, Berlin, Germany
Lawrence Abu Hamdan, a solo exhibition, Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Earwitness Theatre, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, St Louis, Missouri, USA; travelling to the Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia

2018

Earwitness Theatre, Chisenhale Gallery, London, UK
Walled Unwalled, Tate Tanks, Tate Modern, London, UK
Lawrence Abu Hamdan: [INAUDIBLE], mor charpentier, Paris, France
Walled Unwalled, daadgalerie, Berlin, Germany
Hammer Projects: Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, USA

2017

Conta Diction, Maureen Paley, London, UK

2016

Contra-diction: Speech Against Itself, Maureen Paley, London, UK
Contra-Diction: Speech Against Itself (performance), Le Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
Earshot, Portikus, Frankfurt, Germany

2015

Taqiyya, Kunsthalle St. Gallen, Switzerland
The All-Hearing, Laveronica, Arte Contemporanea, Sicily, Italy

2014

Tape Echo, part of Positions, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, Netherlands

2012

Aural Contract: The Whole Truth, Casco Utrecht, The Netherlands
Aural Contract: The Freedom of Speech Itself, the Showroom, London, UK

2013

Tape Echo, Beirut in Cairo, Cairo, Egypt
Model court: Resolution 978 HD, Gasworks, London, UK

Selected Group Exhibitions

2022

Manifesta 14 Prishtina, Prishtina, Kosovo
Toronto Biennial of Art, Toronto, Canada
On Drawing Drawing On: Ten Years of Fellowship at the Richard and Mary L. Gray Center for Arts and Inquiry, Logan Center Exhibitions, University of Chicago, Chicago, USA
Information (Today), Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo, Norway
The World We Live In, Art and the Urban Environment, Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery, Norwich, UK
Still Present! 12th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, Germany

2021

Age of You, Jameel Arts Centre, Dubai, UAE
Force Times Distance: 12th Edition Sonsbeek, Sonsbeek International
Sculpture Exhibition, Arnhem, Netherlands
Hummings, KØS Museum of Art in Public Spaces, Køge, Denmark
INFORMATION (Today), Kunsthalle Basel, Basel, Switzerland
Komunikazio-Inkomunikazio, Tabakalera, International Centre for Contemporary Culture, Donostia-San Sebastián, Spain
Polyphone, Kunstsammlung Gera, Germany
Luttes et Utopies 1971-2021: 50 ans d'art engagés, Musée de Millau et des Grands Causses, Millau, France (C)
Non-/Human Assemblages, Sea Art Festival 2021, Busan Biennale, Yeonje-Gu, Busan, Korea
Resisting Bodies, Mor Charpentier, Paris, France
Sonic Liberation Front, Venice Architecture Biennale 2021, Venice, Italy
Terra Nostra, Mor Charpentier, Bogotá, Colombia
The Principle of Hope, Inside-Out Art Museum, Beijing, China
Busan Bienale, Yeonje-Gu, Busan, 47500, Korea
Though it’s dark, still I sing, 34th Bienal de São Paulo 2021, São Paulo, Brazil (C)
VIDEONALE.scope #8, Filmforum NRW & Filmclub 813, Cologne, Germany

2020

SOUND OFF: Silence + Resistance, LACE, Los Angeles, USA
Readings From Below, Times Art Center Berlin, Germany
Agency of Undertones, Trafó Gallery, Budapest, Hungary
Art in the Age of Anxiety, Sharjah Art Foundation, Sharjah, UAE
A Voix Haute, La Graineterie, Paris, France
Collection as Poem in the Age of Ephemerality, X Museum, Beijing, China
De leur temps (6), Collection Lambert, Avignon, France
We Never Sleep, The Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, Germany
Enter the Void, Kunsthalle Mainz, Mainz, Germany
Les Testaments Trahis, mor charpentier, Paris, France
NIRIN, The 22nd Biennale of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
Many voices, all of them loved, John Hansard Gallery, Southampton, UK
Meditations in an Emergency, UCCA Beijing, Beijing, China
The Future of Silence: When your tongue vanishes, Nam June Paik Art Center, Yongin-si, Korea
1 Million Roses for Angela Davis, Kunsthalle im Lipsiusbau, Dresden, Germany
Overt: Militarization as Ideology, University of Toronto Art Centre, Toronto, Canada
Paranoia TV, Steirischer Herbst, Graz, Austria
Qalqalah: plus d'une langue, Centre régional d’art contemporain
Chronique d'une collection #2 : Apparatus, FRAC Grand-Large, Dunkerque, France
Occitanie/Pyrénées-Méditerranée, Sète, France
Sound Eclipse, more charpentier, Paris, France
Worlds Without End, Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, Dublin, Ireland (C)
Voice Over, Bonnefanten, Maastricht, The Netherlands

2019

Tell me about yesterday tomorrow, Munich Documentation Centre for the History of Socialism, Munich, Germany
Age of You, Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto, Toronto, Canada
Art Basel Parcours, Basel, Switzerland
Turner Prize 2019, Turner Contemporary, Margate, UK
Crack Up – Crack Down, Ljubljana Biennial of Graphic Arts, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Survivre ne suffit pas, FRAC Franche Comté, Besançon, France
May You Live in Interesting Times (curated by Ralph Rugoff), 58th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
Ancient History of the Distant Future, PAFA, Philadelphia, USA
Sound Unheard, Goethe Institut, Paris
Babel, Iselp, Brussels, Belgium
Making New Time, Sharjah Biennale 14, Sharjah, UAE
Leaving the Echo Chamber, Sharjah Biennial, Sharjah, UAE
International Film Festival Rotterdam, Various Locations, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Eavesdropping, City Gallery Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
The Shouting Valley: Interrogating the Borders Between Us, Gus Fisher Gallery, The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand, touring: The Physics Room, Christchurch, New Zealand
Rights of Future Generations, Sharjah Architecture Triennale, various locations, Sharjah City and Emirate, UAE
Tandem, Alexander and Bonin, New York, USA

2018

Biennale de l’Image en Mouvement 2018: The Sound of Screens Imploding, Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève, Geneva, Switzerland
Eavesdropping, Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne, Australia
Inéditos 2018: Can’t Speak for Itself, La Casa Encendida, Madrid, Spain
Public Art Munich 2018, Munich, Germany
Of Other Spaces, 2018 Abraaj Group Art Prize Exhibition, Art Dubai, Dubai, UAE
Unfinished Portrait, Mor Charpentier, Paris, France
74 million million million tons (curated by Ruba Katrib and Lawrence Abu Hamdan), SculptureCenter, New York, NY, USA
BLIND SPOT, LE CAP – Centre d’arts plastiques de Saint-Fons, Daint-Fons, France

2017

From Ear to Ear to Eye: Sounds and Stories from Across the Arab World, Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham, UK
Anarchéologie, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
The Image of War, Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden
Accentisms, Taxispalais, Kunsthalle Tirol, Innsbruck Austria
Full Scale -– Art’s Use in the Real World, Gallery II, University of Bradford, Bradford UK
Negotiating the Future: 2017 Asian Art Biennial, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taiwan
Where do I end and you begin – On Secularity, Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art 2017, Gothenburg, Sweden
No to the Invasion: Breakdowns and Side Effects, The Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, New York, USA
Stealing from the West, Academy of the Arts of the World, Cologne, Germany
Manipulate the World, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden
Forensic Architecture – Towards an Investigative Aesthetic, MACBA, Barcelona, Spain
Heart of the Tin Man, M Woods, Beijing, China
Blind Date, SFEIR-SEMLER Gallery, Beirut, Lebanon
Strange Attractor, Ballroom Marfa, Texas, USA
Tamawuj, Sharjah Biennial 13, Sharjah, UAE
Contour Biennale 8 Polyphonic Worlds: Justice as Medium (curated by Natasha Ginwala), Kunstcentrum NONA, Mechelen, Belgium.
We Are Everywhere, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago, USA
Tous des sang-mêlés, MAC/VAL, Vitry-sur-Seine, France

2016

Each fighting its own little battle in happy ignorance, Pump House Gallery, London, UK
Nam June Paik award exhibition, Museum Folkwang Essen, Germany
If All Relationships Were to Reach Equilibrium, Then This Building Would Dissolve, Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, UK
The Eighth Climate (What Does Art Do?), curated by Maria Lind, Gwangju Biennial, South Korea
9th Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool, UK
Imperfect Chronology, Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK
Exodus, mor charpentier, Paris, France
Economie de la tension, Parc Saint Léger, Pougues-les-Eaux, France
Concrete Cities, mor charpentier, Paris, France
On Limits: Estrangement in the Everyday, The Kitchen at The Whitney Museum, New York, USA
L’Asymétrie des cartes, Le Grand Café, Saint Nazaire, France

2015

British Art Show 8, Hayward Gallery, London, UK (touring)
Political Populism, Kunsthalle Wien, Austria
Surround Audience, New Museum Triennial, New York, USA
Accented (curated by Martaza Vali), Maraya Art Centre, Sharjah, UAE
On Water, Rosemary and Mercury, Beirut Art Center, Lebanon
Little Sister (is watching you too), Pratt Manhattan Gallery, New York, USA
A Breathcrystal, Project Arts Centre Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
The Written City, Cultuurcentrum Brugge, Belgium
Sources Go Dark, Center For Contemporary Art Futura, Prague, Czech Republic
Our Land/Alien Territory, 6th Moscow Biennial, Moscow, Russia

2014

Contrato (curated by Leire Vergara), Al Hondiga, Bilbao, Spain
Social Factory (curated by Anselm Franke), 10th Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai, China
Forms of Distancing: Representative Politics and the Politics of Representation (curated by Stefano Collicelli Cagol and Luigi Fassi), Sterchicher Herbst Festival, Austria
Don’t You Know Who I Am? Art After Identity Politics (curated by Anders Kreuger and Nav Haq), M HKA, Antwerp
, Belgium
Transfigurations: Curatorial and Artistic Research in an Age of Migrations, MACBA, Barcelona, Spain
Forensis, (curated by Anselm Franke and Eyal Weizman) Hause Kulturen de Welt, Berlin, Germany
Ten Thousand Wiles and Tricks (curated by What, How & For Whom/WHW), Meeting Point 7, Beirut Art Center, Beirut, Lebanon
Don’t Embarrass the Bureau, Lunds Konsthall, Lund, Sweden – curated by Matteo Lucchetti
Word. Sound. Power (curated by Andi-Asmita Rangari), KHOJ International Artists’ Association, New Delhi, India
Objective Considerations of Contemporary Phenomena, MOT International Project Space, London, UK
Hlysnan: the Notion and Politics of Listening, Casino Luxembourg, Luxembourg

2013

Tensta Museum (curated by Maria Lind), Tensta Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden
Schizophonia (curated by Anna Colin and Sam Thorne), Cac la Synagogue de Delme, Delme, France
4 days April 2013 (curated by Jamie Eastman), Arnolfini, Bristol, UK
Things Behind the Sun, Non, Istanbul, Turkey
Lexicon (curated by Lennard Dost), VHDG, Leeuwarden, Netherlands
Word. Sound. Power, (curated by Loren Hansi Momodu), Tate Modern, London, UK
The String and the Mirror (curated by by Justin Luke), Lisa Cooley Gallery, New York, USA
Alternativa 2013: till tomorrow! Ideologies of city planning and the tactics of dwelling, Wyspa Institute of Art, Gdansk, Poland
The Field is to the Sky, only backwards, ISCP, New York, USA
Glitch: Unser Schreibzeug arbeitet mit an unseren Gedanken, Kunstraum Innsbruck, Austria

2012

Desire Lines, Espai Cultural de Caja Madrid, Barcelona, Spain
Taipei Biennial (curated by Anselm Franke), Taipei, Taiwan
How Much Fascism? (curated by What, How & For Whom/WHW), Extra City Kunsthal, Antwerp, Belgium
Soundworks, ICA, London, UK
Alternativa 2012: Materiality (curated by Aneta Szylak), Wyspa Institute of Art, Gdansk, Poland

2011

Survival Kit, Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art, Latvia

2009

A Time to Make Ten Shoes, Santarcangelo 39, Santarcangelo, Italy

2007

Lawrence Abu Hamdan & Will Saunders, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow, UK

Commissions

2022

45th Parallel, Mercer Union, Toronto; Spike Island, Bristol; Toronto Biennial of Art; Western Front, Vancouver
Future Fields Commission in Time-Based Media, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, USA; Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, Italy

2021

The 49th Parallel, Spike Island, Bristol, UK

2019

Art Basel Parcours Projects by Art Basel, Basel, Switzerland
Celine Paris Grenelle, Paris, France

2016

The Hummingbird Clock by Liverpool Biennial, UK
Rubber Coated Steel by Portikus Frankfurt, Germany

2015

A Convention of Tiny Movements by the Armory Show, New York, USA

2014

Contra-diction: Speech Against Itself by Goldsmiths College and the Royal College of Art, London, UK
The All-Hearing by Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, Netherlands
Double Take Officer Leader of the Chasseurs Syrian Revolution Commanding a Charge by Muhka, Antwerp, Belgium

2013

Tape Echo by Arab Fund for Arts and Culture, Beirut in Cairo, Cairo, EG and the British Council, London, UK
Language Gulf in the Shouting Valley by Young Arab Theatre Fund, Brussels, Belgium, M HKA, Antwerp, Belgium and Goldsmiths College, London, UK
Resolution 978 HD by Gasworks, London, UK

2012

The Whole Truth & Conflicted Phonemes by Casco, Utrecht, Netherlands
The Freedom of Speech Itself by the Showroom, London, UK

2010

Aural Contract by Showroom, London, UK

2008

Marches by Artangel, London, UK

Performances and Screenings

2022

Daght Jawi: A Live Audio-Visual Essay, Sharjah Art Foundation, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
On Drawing Drawing On: Film Screening: Lawrence Abu Hamdan, 1000 White Plastic Chairs, Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, Chicago, Illinois, USA

2021

Sonic Liberation Front, 17th Venice Architecture Biennale 2021, Venice, Italy
Natq, Punto de Vista 2021, Pamplona, Spain
Culture Summit Abu Dhabi 2021, online screening
VIDEONALE.scope #8, Filmforum NRW & Filmclub 813, Cologne, Germany
Air Pressure: A Diary of the Sky, Daght Jawi project, Mousonturm Saal, Frankfurt, Germany
Diplopia, Tallinn Photomonth ‘21’s Artists’ Film Programme, Tallinn, Estonia
Le Printemps de Septembre, Les Abattoirs, Musée – Frac Occitanie Toulouse, France

2020

IMAGE. SOUND. TEXT., RenBen: Wildcard, Renaissance TV, Renaissance Society (online exhibition)
Saydnaya, alserkal.online (online screening)
Transmissions, Episode 4, Lawrence Abu Hamdan: 'The Gravedigger and the Prince', transmissions.tv (online screening curated by Lawrence Abu Hamdan)
Projections, The Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
Sala10, Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Walled Unwalled, UNAM - MUAC (online screening)

2019

Natq (lecture-performance), Sharjah Architecture Triennial, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Alternative Cinema Series, Colgate University, New York
Walled Unwalled, International Film Festival Rotterdam, Funkhaus studios, Rotterdam, Netherlands
After SFX, International Film Festival Rotterdam, WORM, Rotterdam, Netherlands

2018

Walled Unwalled, 36th Torino Film Festival, Torino, Italy
Sound-Waves-Signal, 35th Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival, BALi Kinos, Kassel, Germany
After SFX, Tate Tanks, Tate Modern, London, UK
Bucharest International Experimental Film Festival – 2018, Bucharest, Romania
Toronto International Film Festival, Toronto, Canada

2017

Rubber Coated Steel, shown in: Box with the Sound of its own making, Salonul de proiecte, Bucharest, Romania,
Rubber Coated Steel, Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK
ICA, London, UK
Rubber Coated Steel, Asia Focus: Performing Arts at MMCA (National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art), Seoul, South Korea
Parades for Fiac, Paris, France
Sound Bleed, Portikus XXX summer screening programme, Portikus, Frankfurt, Germany
Rubber Coated Steel, International Film Festival Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Listening Space: Bird watching, documenta 14, Athens Conservatoire, Athens
Rubber Coated Steel, Sheffield Doc/Fest, Sheffield, UK
Rubber Coated Steel, New York Film Festival, New York USA

2016

A Politics of Listening in 4 Acts (Book launch and reading), Maureen Paley, London, UK
Rubber Coated Steel, Union Docs, New York, USA
Rubber Coated Steel, Filmforum at the Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany

2015

Double Take, 45th International film festival Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Isambard Kingston Brunel, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, USA
Contra-diction: Speech Against Itself, The New Museum, New York, USA
Double Take at the Past 100 Years, part 1: WDW Review Offline, Witte de With, Rotterdam, Netherlands

2014

Contra-diction: Speech Against Itself, Cornerhouse, Manchester, UK
The All-Hearing, 44th International film festival Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Received Pronunciations, Radio Web MACBA, Barcelona, Spain
Contra-diction: Speech Against Itself, Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK
Contra-diction: Speech Against Itself, Liste Performance Programme, Basel, Switzerland
Anxiety Festival – Acting-Out: The Institution Denied, Anatomy Museum, King’s Building, Strand Campus, London, UK

2013

Aural Contract Audio Archive, Tate Modern, London, UK
Public Sound 3, The Speaking Subject, de Player, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Aural Contract, Meeting Point 7, M HKA, Antwerp, Belgium
Isambard Kingston Brunel, Iaspis, Stockholm, Sweden
Mountain Language, Arnolfini, Bristol, UK
Record, Reframe, Resist, V&A, London, UK

2012

Aural Contract, The Voice Symposium, The Science Museum’s Dana Centre, London, UK
Artists’ film club: sound and vision, ICA, London, UK
The Pessoptimist Marathon with Marwa Arsanios, The Jerusalem Show, Jerusalem, Ra-Mallah, Palestine & Beirut, Lebanon

2011

Audio Infrastructures, Wyspa Institute of Art, Gdańsk, Poland
Model Court: An Ecology of the Courtroom, Chisenhale Gallery, London, UK

2010

Forensic Listening, 98 Weeks Project Space, Beirut, Lebanon

2007

Light Night: Leeds Urban Performance, UK

Selected Talks and Teaching

2022

fORUM: Lawrence Abu Hamdan with Tina Sherwell, Mercer Union, Toronto, Canada

2021

Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Sound and Nothing More: Scoring the Contemporary, Bombay Institute for Critical Analysis and Research, online event
Lawrence Abu Hamdan with Jessica Cerasi, Culture Summit Abu Dhabi 2021, online event
Lawrence Abu Hamdan/ Artist Talk, The Oslo National Academy of the Arts, online event
Future Perfect: Catastrophe and the Contemporary, Warehouse421 and Bombay Institute for Critical Analysis, Abu Dhabi, UAE

2019

Lecture: Birdwatching, VCUarts Qatar, Qatar

2020

Listening with Reem Shadid, Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Radio Alhara, radio broadcast
Art Dubai Global Art Forum 14: 'Do You Story?', online broadcast
Museum of Fine Art Houston, Houston, TX, USA
Syracuse University School of Architecture, New York, USA

2018

The Cultural Frontline: Reimagining Iraq’s Lost Culture, BBC World Sevice broadcast

2017

Why Are We Here Now? Rabih Mroué: How Close Could We Get to the Light and Survive? (guest speaker) Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW), Berlin, Germany
SIDEBAR: Lawrence Abu Hamnda, Omar Kholeif and W.J.T. Mitchell, University of Chicago Arts, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Matter from Memory: Art at the intersection of science, journalism and advocacy, Lawrence Abu Hamdan in conversation with Polly Staple, Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK
Listening Space: Bird Watching by Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Athens Conservatoire, Documenta 14, Athens, Greece

2016

Modern Mondays Talk (audio essay and conversation with Ana Janevski) at MOMA, NYC, USA

2015

Fellowship at Vera List Centre for Art and Politics, New School, NYC, USA

2016

Seminar, The Right to Lie, Homeworks Academy, Beirut, Lebanon
Lecture, Stadelschule, Frankfurt, Germany

2015

Keynote, At Politics of Listening Conference, Vera List Centre for Art and Politics, New School, NYC, USA
Lecture, Human Rights Project, Bard College, USA
Lecture, The Royal Danish Academy for Fine Arts, Denmark

2012

Associate Lecturer in Aural and Visual Cultures, Department of Visual Cultures, Goldsmiths College London, UK

2014

Positions: Conversation with Nick Aikens, Vanabbe Museum, Eindhoven, Netherlands
Lecture, MACBA, Barcelona, Spain
Improving Reality-Visibility is a Trap, bdf 2014, Lighthouse, Brighton, UK
Aural Contract, Beirut Art Center, Beirut, Lebanon
Aural Contract: The Voice Before the Law, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany
Just Voices, The White Building, London, UK
The Whole Truth, Kunst Radio, Austria
All The Worlds That You Word…., ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany

2013

Aural Contract, Tate Modern, London, UK
Listening, in conversation with Omar Kholeif, Ibraaz talks, Salt, Istanbul, Turkey
Artists Making Records, Electra, Iniva, London, UK
Things That Talk, Arnolfini, Bristol, UK

2012

Aural Contract Course, A 6 week course, The Showroom, London, UK
Off The Record: The Legacy of Audio Arts Magazine in Contemporary Art, Tate Britain, auditorium, London, UK
At The Centre of Listening: Performing Field Recordings, Serpentine Gallery, London, UK

2011

Forensic Aesthetics Conference, Centre for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, Annan-Dale-on-Hudson, New York, USA

2010

Aural Contract Artist Talk, Homeworks 5: A Forum on Cultural Practices Beirut, Lebanon

2009

Play for Today: Cornelius Cardew: A Symposium, ICA, London, UK
Sonic Workshops, The Evelina Hospital School, Guys and St Thomas’ Hospital London, UK

2008

Kill Your Timid Notion, Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee, UK
Light Reading Series 8, with Oliver Rees, no-w-here film school, London, UK

Residencies

2017

DAAD, Visual Artists Residency, Berlin, Germany

2015

Fellowship at Vera List Centre for Art and Politics, New School, New York, USA

2014

Online Residency, Manifesta Journal

2013

iaspis, Stockholm, Sweden
Beirut in Cairo, Cairo, Egypt

Curatorial Work

2020

Lawrence Abu Hamdan: The Gravedigger and the Prince, Transmissions 2020, online

2018

74 million million million tons, SculptureCenter, New York, USA, curated by Ruba Katrib and Lawrence Abu Hamdan

2014

Right to Silence – event series, The Studium Generale, Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2011

Curator of events – Batroun projects, Batroun, North Lebanon, Lebanon

2012

Right to Silence, Events Series, The Showroom and Lux in association with Electra, London, UK

2011

Legal Media: A Colloquium in Honour of Cornelia Vissman, Goldsmiths College & Showroom Gallery, London, UK

Special Projects

2020

The Sonic Image, Logan Center for the Arts, Chicago, USA

Solo Publications

2022

Dirty Evidence, Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden, Lenz Press, Milan, Italy

2020

Lawrence Abu Hamdan – Earwitness Inventory, Revolver Publishing, Berlin, Germany

2016

[inaudible] A Politics of Listening in 4 Acts, Sternberg Press, Portikus Frankfurt and Kunsthalle Sankt Gallen, Germany

Writing

2021

Ear Witness, Critics Page, brooklynrail.org, 8 December 2021.

2019

The Missing 19DB, UNSOUND: UNDEAD, Urbanomic Media, edited by Goodman, Heys & Ikoniadou, pp. 47-52.

2018

Hear, Hear, Texte zur Kunst, December 2017, pp.78-85

2017

The Year in Sounds and Stories, frieze.com, 19 December 2017.

2016

Disorientalism, Kaleidoscope, issue 28, Fall 2016, p. 83.
How Can I Forget? in Liverpool Biennial Catalogue
How Can I Forget? in Decolonizing Archives for l’Internationale Online

2014

Contra-diction in transfigurations artistic and curatorial research in a time of migration, Royal College of Art Press, edited by Victoria Walsh
Resolution 978 HD in you are here: art after internet, Corner House Press, edited by Omar Kholeif
Aural Contract: The reorganization of the speaking subject in forensis: the architecture of public truth, Sternberg Press, edited by Eyal Weizman
Received Pronunciations: notes from three spaces in which the law resounds, ibraaz
the sound evidence of sonic warfare: notes from the “aural contract audio archive”,
of regret and other back pages, Manifesta journal, issue 16
Contra-diction: notes towards speaking the truth, online residency, Manifesta journal
Juris – diction, online residency, Manifesta journal
Mountain language, online residency, Manifesta journal

2011

The Freedom of Speech Itself – a contemporary chronology of forensic listening, Cabinet magazine, issue 43, fall

2008

Marching With Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Wire Magazine, issue 296.

Selected Articles and Interviews on the Artist

2022

Jonze, Tim, From Poirot to poppers! Jarman award shortlist celebrates ‘risk-taking’ film-makers, theguardian.com, 28 June 2022
–––, Turner Prize To Be Presented At Towner Eastbourne In 2023, 15 June 2022
Ahronheim, Anna, Lebanese website tracks IAF’s ‘22,000 flights’ over country in past 15 years, jpost.com, 12 June 2022
–––, Study claims Israel made 22,000 Lebanon overflights over past 15 years, 9 June 2022
Chulov, Martin, Huge scale and impact of Israeli incursions over Lebanon skies revealed, theguardian.com, 9 June 2022
Batycka, Dorian, Here Are the 82 Artists Participating in the 2022 Berlin Biennale, Curated by Artist Kader Attia, news.artnet.com, 31 May 2022
Greenberger, Alex, Berlin Biennale Reveals Artist List for 2022 Edition About ‘Planetary Emergency’, artnews.com, 31 May 2022
Schneider, Tim, 5 Under-the-Radar Works to Seek Out at Frieze New York, From an Edward Said-Themed Video to an Artist’s Poignant Memorial, news.artnet.com, 20 May 2022
Price, Neil, Toronto Biennial of Art Moves from Land to Water in 2022, ocula.com, 11 May 2022
Arundhati Thomas, Skye; Abu Hamdan, Lawrence, One long crime, Art Agenda Conversations, art-agenda.com, 5 May 2022
–––, Video Walkthrough | Lawrence Abu Hamdan: 45th Parallel, mercerunion.org, 26 April 2022
Phaidon Editors; Arundhati Thomas, Skye, Prime: Art's Next Generation, Phaidon Press Limited, 7 April 2022, pp. 12 - 15
Westall, Mark, Find art’s next generation of top artists in new book, fadmagazine.com, 1 April 2022
–––, Top 5 Videos, NFTs & Multimedia Works on Frieze Viewing Room, frieze.com, 18 February 2022
–––, Sharjah Art Foundation's March Meeting 2022 to tackle Postcolonialism, thenationalnews.com, 16 February 2022
Yusuf, Muhammad, SAF set to host March Meeting and Spring 2022 exhibitions, gulftoday.ae, 27 January 2022
Zhong, Shanyu, ‘Principle of Hope’ at Inside-Out Art Museum in Beijing, ocula.com, 26 January 2022
Engqvist, Jonatan Habin, Lawrence Abu Hamdan’s “Dirty Evidence”, artasiapacific.com, 21 January 2022

2021

Villa, Angelica, Turner Prize in Britain Goes to Belfast-Based Array Collective, artnews.com, 1 December 2021
Gaskin, Sam, Jasmina Cibic, Chronicler of Europe’s Identity Crisis, Wins Jarman Award, ocula.com, 24 November 2021
Wild, Stephi, Toronto Biennial Of Art Announces Confirmed Artists For Its Second Edition On View March 26 - June 5, 2022, broadwayworld.com, 23 November 2021
–––, Shows Everyone’s Talking about in Europe This November, Lawrence Abu Hamdan, frieze.com, 4 November 2021
Stead, Chloe; Abu Hamdan, Lawrence, Lawrence Abu Hamdan on Turning Experience into Testimony, frieze.com, 28 October 2021
Barry, Robert, This year’s Turner Prize nominees are all doing valuable work – but why compare them?, apollo-magazine.com, 30 September 2021
Elbaor, Caroline, Five Artist-Collective Nominees Go Beyond Empty Talk to Deliver Acts of Solidarity in Turner Prize Exhibition, news.artnet.com, 29 September 2021
McConnell, Ed, Tracey Emin’s My Bed and Tina Turner sculpture among most famous to appear at Margate’s Turner Contemporary as it turns 10, kentonline.co.uk, 16 September 2021
Mehta, Vibha, What To Expect From Art Basel’s Grand In-Person Comeback Later This Month, harpersbazaararabia.com, 15 September 2021
–––, Lawrence Abu Hamdan portrays crime with shocking soundscapes, dn.se, 1 September 2021
Chaves, Alexandra, Rare photos of 1970s Dubai to be shown as part of Jameel Arts Centre’s autumn programme, thenationalnews.com, 23 August 2021
Gascoigne, Laura, Oscar Murillo – teaching the world to draw, thetablet.co.uk, 5 August 2021
Gosling, Emily, The nature of desire and the idea of ‘post-digital identities’ are among the themes in this year’s Jarman Awards work, creativeboom.com, 26 July 2021
Aima, Rahel, After Years of Investment in Arts Infrastructure, Dubai Grows Into Itself, artnews.com, 20 July 2021
Barron, Laurie, Information (Today) at Kunsthalle Basel Revisits a 1970s Classic, ocula.com, 23 June 2021
Jonze, Tim, Jarman award shortlist 2021 tackles and transcends the Covid pandemic, theguardian.com, 22 June 2021
Luke, Ben, What’s the point of art prizes?, theartnewspaper.com, 22 June 2021
Bakare, Lanre, Cardiff’s Artes Mundi 9 prize to be split between six nominees, theguardian.com, 17 June 2021
Galton, Bridget, Turner Prize artist exhibits pupils desk doodles at this old school, hackneygazette.co.uk, 17 June 2021
Jhonson-Wheeler, Lara, From Basquiat to Bacon: The Seminal Outfits Worn by Artists, anothermag.com, 4 June 2021
–––, São Paulo Bienal Announces Artist List, artforum.com, 27 May 2021
Pilcher, Jeremy, Listening for Silence, Law & Literature, Volume 33, Number 3, Routeledge, Taylor and Francis Group, pp. 461 - 485,  26 May 2021
Solomon, Tessa, Artists Are Supporting Victims of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict. Here’s How, yahoo.com, 22 May 2021
Gaskin, Sam, Palestinian Artist Khaled Jarrar Offers Ramallah Soil as NFT, ocula.com, 21 May 2021
Nabulsi, Farah, Director Farah Nabulsi: “The World Is Seeing What It’s Like to Be Palestinian” (Guest Column), hollywoodreporter.com, 21 May 2021
Solomon, Tessa, How Artists Are Supporting Victims of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, artnews.com, 20 May 2021
–––, Art Industry News: Wi François Pinault’s Luxe New Contemporary Museum Recenter Paris’s Booming Art Scene? + Other Stories, news.artnet.com, 18 May 2021
–––, Hundreds of art workers urge boycott of Zabludowicz Art Trust in solidarity with Palestine, artforum.com, 17 May 2021
Gronlund, Melissa, Abu Dhabi’s Warehouse421 to offer new open calls and artist grants, including one up to Dh75, 000, thenationalnews.com, 16 May 2021
Tovey, Russell and Diament, Robert, talk ART, Octopus Publishing Group Ltd, 2021, pp. 2, 128-129, 221
Vartanian, Hrag, Required Reading, hyperallergic.com, 15 May 2021
Shaw, Anny, Palestinian artist films police crackdown in Israeli city of Haifa, theartnewspaper.com, 13 May 2021
Hickman, Matt, Socially-engaged artist collectives fill out this year’s Turner Prize shortlist, archpaper.com, 11 May 2021
Kemp, Rusty, Turner Prize 2021:, insidewalessport.co.uk, 10 May 2021
–––, Turner Prize honours art collectives who ‘inspire change’, bbc.co.uk, 7 May 2021
Jhala, Kabir and Harris, Gareth, Three exhibitions to see in London this weekend, theartnewspaper.com, 16 April 2021
–––, The UK’s commercial galleries are open again – and here are the shows not to miss in London this month, apollo-magazine.com, 12 April 2021
–––, What Shows to Look Forward to in the UK this Spring, frieze.com, 9 April 2021
Rivera, Alfonso, Punto de Vista’s 15th edition opts for a blended format, cineuropa.oeg, 15 March 2021
–––, Cultural discussion, Naseer Shamma, Ghalia Benali among highlights of Culture Summit Abu Dhabi, english.ahram.org.eg, 4 March 2021
–––, Culture Summit Abu Dhabi announces its programme of eminent speakers, thenationalnews.com, 4 March 2021
–––, Culture Summit Abu Dhabi convenes experts from all around the world for its 2021 edition, zawya.com, 3 March 2021
Rhea, Naomi, What I Buy and Why: Italian Collector Sveva D’Antonio on Shopping at the Venice Biennale, and Why She Loves ‘Impossible’ Art, news.artnet.com, 1 March 2021
Bhargava, Aaina, Lawrence Abu Hamdan: Producing the Truth, cobosocial.com, 12 February 2021
–––, Lawrence Abu Hamdan at Maureen Paley, contemporaryartdaily.com, 4 February 2021
–––, Lawrence Abu Hamdan at Secession, contemporaryartdaily.com, 4 February 2021
Sohail Shehmir Shaikh, Ayesha and Saleem, Athwifa, Everything You Should Know About Art Dubai’s Return In March, harpersbazaararabia.com, 2 February 2021
–––, VCUarts Qatar extends application deadline, thepeninsularqatar.com, 17 January 2021
Rahman, Reema, Six of the best art and culture events from across the UAE this January, timeoutdubai.com, 11 January 2021
Brown, Kate; Rea, Naomi, Don’t Miss These 10 Museum Shows Opening in Europe in 2021, From a Hito Steyerl Retrospective to a Star Turn for Helen Frankenthaler, news.artnet.com, 5 January 2021
Pilcher, Jeremy Listening for Silence, Law & Literature, Volume 33, 2021, pp. 461 - 485
Lane, Cathy; Carlyle, Angus, Sound arts now, Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Uniformbooks, UK, 2021, pp. 131 - 140

2020

Rahman, Reema, Six must-see exhibitions in Dubai this month, timeoutdubai.com, 22 December 2020
Bukuts, Carina, Top 10 Shows in the EU of 2020, frieze.com, 18 December 2020
–––, Art Dubai announces the UAE will host the first major international art fair taking place in Spring 2021, with a diverse list of galleries and new specially-adapted programme of events and experiences, mediaoffice.ae, 16 December 2020
–––, Secession, e-flux.com, 15 December 2020
–––, Lawrence Abu Hamdan: Turner Prize Winner’s Second Solo Exhibition Opens at Maureen Paley, artlyst.com, 13 December 2020
Chan, TF, Lloyd-Smith, Harriet, The London art exhibitions to catch before 2021, wallpaper.com, 11 December 2020
Lloyd-Smith, Harriet, The London art exhibitions to catch before 2021, wallpaper.com, 11 December 2020
Westall, Mark, Lawrence Abu Hamdan., fadmagazine.com, 10 December 2020
–––, The Renaissance Society at The University of Chicago, e-flux.com, 4 December 2020
Elderton, Louisa, This Year’s Steirischer Herbst Switches Between Programmes, frieze.com, 12 November 2020
–––, Toronto Biennale Of Art Announces Preliminary List Of Artists, Partners, And Sponsors For 2021, broadywayworld.com, 20 October 2020
Bishara, Hakim, Hundreds of Artists Support Striking Tate Workers, hyperallergic.com, 17 September 2020
Saundalkar, Aarti, 4 art exhibitions to check out in Dubai this September, whatson.ae, 8 September 2020
–––, 4 art exhibitions to check out in Dubai this September, whatson.ae, 8 September 2020
Rahman, Reema, Dubai’s Jameel Arts Centre reveals line-up of awesome exhibitions, timeoutdubai.com, 19 August 2020
–––, This major art exhibition questions the impact of technology on our lives, whatson.ae, 27 August 2020
–––, The art world is rallying behind Beirut, wallpaper.com, 18 August 2020
Estiler, Keith, Leading Artists and Nonprofits Join Forces On Beirut Relief Efforts, hypebeast.com, 17 August 2020
–––, Art Industry News: Italian-American Groups Campaign to Keep Christopher Columbus Statues Standing Tall + Other Stories, news.artnet.com, 14 August 2020
Bishara, Hakim, Leading Artists Condemn Israeli Raids on Palestinian Cultural Centers, hyperallergic.com, 13 August 2020
Bishara, Hakim, Artists and Art Nonprofits Band together to Raise Beirut From the Rubble, hyperallergic.com, 12 August 2020
–––, Relief Funds Launched to Support Beirut Art Community, artforum.com, 11 August 2020
Rea, Naomi, Walid Raad, the 2019 Turner Prize Winners, and Other Artists Are Mobilising to Raise Emergency Funds for Beirut, news.artnet.com, 10 August 2020
Rea, Naomi, ‘I Doubt It Is Worth Reopening’: Art Spaces in Beirut Are Decimated by the City’s Deadly Explosions, news.artnet.com, 5 August 2020
Gibson, Francesca, Meet the artists behind Sharjah’s Art in the Age of Anxiety exhibition, cosmopolitanme.com, 9 July 2020
–––, Turner Prize 2020 awards 10 British artists with monetary grants, thesundaily.my, 14 July 2020
Ross, Matt, Lebanese-British artist Lawrence Abu Hamdan on sounds, memory and the Turner Prize, arabnews.com, 10 July 2020
Hockaday, James, Royal College of Art drops white, middle-aged man from new diversity chief job, metro.co.uk, 9 July 2020
Harrison, Ellie, Royal College of Art drops white male diversity chief amid accusations of ‘insidious systemic racism’, independent.co.uk, 8 July 2020
–––, Turner Prize 2020 awards ten British artists with £10,000 grants, news.yahoo.com, 4 July 2020
Harper, Daria, Tate Britain awarded bursaries to 10 artists in place of the cancelled 2020 Turner Prize, 2 July 2020
Hewitt, Phil, Exhibition programme confirmed for reopening Towner Eastbourne, brightonandhoveindependenet.co.uk, 2 July 2020
Jonze, Tim, Jarman prize shortlist 2020 celebrates vibrant escapism, msn.com, 2 July 2020
Chaves, Alexandra, A guide to museums and galleries that have reopened across the UAE, thenationalnews.com, 1 July 2020
MacLeod, Logan, Eastbourne art gallery announces reopening date, eastbourneherald.co.uk, 26 June 2020
Mitchell, Rory, Maureen Paley: A Trailblazing Gallerist, ocula.com, 19 June 2020
Murphy, Darragh, Dubai’s Jameel Arts Centre reopens with new solo exhibitions, timeoutdubai.com, 7 June 2020
Zaug, Angelika, Here's what to expect on your next visit to Jameel Arts Centre, graziame.com, 7 June 2020
–––, Dubai’s Jameel Arts Centre reopens to the public, english.ahram.org.eg, 4 June 2020
Chaves, Alexandra, Jameel Arts Centre reopens with exhibitions extended until late 2020, thenational.ae, 3 June 2020
–––, Dubai's contemporary art institution Jameel Arts Centre reopens to the public, zawya.com, 2 June 2020
Brown, Kathryn, Turner Prize bursaries could signal a turn toward a more cooperative art world, theconversation.com, 29 May 2020
Harper, Daria, The 2020 Turner prize was cancelled in favour of a $122,000 fund for artists, artsy.net, 28 May 2020
Hilburg, Jonathan, 2020 Turner Prize cancelled, award money will go to struggling artists instead, archpaper.com, 27 May 2020
–––, Art Industry News: This Tech CEO Thinks France Should Sell the Mona Lisa to Pay for Coronavirus Relief + Other Stories, news.artnet.com, 19 May 2020
Bishara, Hakim, 352 Artists Urge World Governments to Impose Arms Embargo on Israel, hyperallergic.com, 18 May 2020
Higgins, Charlotte, Forget Titian, here's a talking dog! Is this digital art's big moment?, theguardian.com, 12 May 2020
Nedo, Kito, How Contemporary Art Can Help Create a Culture of Remembrance, frieze.com, 1 May 2020
Battaglia, Andy, 12 Masterful Uses of Food in Art, from a Giant Hamburger to Sumptuous Butter and More, artnews.com, 7 April 2020
Dunn, Alice, Unexpected prize winners from Parasite to Audrey Hepburn, life.spectator.co.uk, 30 March 2020
Gronlund, Melissa, This Sharjah art exhibition can’t be visited, but it speaks to the anxiety so many of us feel, thenationalnews.com, 29 March 2020
Selvin, Claire, ‘All Is Not Lost’: Art Dubai’s Virtual Global Forum Favoured Contemplative Response to Coronavirus, artnews.com, 25 March 2020
Chaves, Alexandra, The art of listening: five art podcasts to tune in to, thenational.ae, 23 March 2020
Peirson-Hagger, Ellen, How the coronavirus crisis is pushing art online, newstatesman.com, 20 March 2020
Chaves, Alexandra, Coronavirus: Art Dubai, Jameel Arts Centre and UAE art galleries go digital, thenational.ae, 18 March 2020
Arundhati Thomas, Skye, Hostile Environment: Battling the UK’s Immigration Barriers as an Art Worker, frieze.com, 17 March 2020
Levinson, Eliza, Lawrence Abu Hamdan Knits Language to Power, hyperallergic.com, 13 March 2020
Rivera, Alfonso, Alberto Gracia wins the 10th Proyecto X Films at Punto de Vista, cineuropa.org, 9 March 2020
Bobin, Virgine and Grataloup, Victorine, Centre régional d’art contemporain Occitanie/Pyrénées-Méditerranée, e-flux.com, 7 March 2020
Bulie, Kare, Edvard Munch Art Award and Turner Prize winner Lawrence Abu Hamdan - Made prisoner meetings into works of art, dn.no, 4 March 2022
Bishara, Hakim, Dawoud Bey and Deborah Kass Among 1,400 Artists to Endorse Elizabeth Warren, hyperallergic.com, 3 March 2020
Krishna Kumar, N.P. ‘Art in the Age of Anxiety’: Curator Omar Kholeif spells out ambitions, thearabweekly.com, 1 March 2020
–––, Jameel Arts announces a dynamic programme of exhibitions, tradearabia.com, 27 February 2020
Harper, Daria, More than 1,200 artists endorsed Bernie Sanders as the next U.S. president, artsy.net, 25 February 2020
Bishara, Hakim, Nan Goldin and Kara Walker Among 665 Artists to Endorse Bernie Sanders, hyperallergic.com, 24 February 2020
Gronlund, Melissa, Abraaj Group Art Prize collection finally finds new how at Art Jameel, thenational.ae, 19 February 2020
Dawson, Aimee, Saudi art organisation acquires vast collection of Middle Eastern art from Dubai’s bankrupt Abraaj firm, theartnewspaper.com, 18 February 2020
–––, 40 Under 40 2020: Wassan Al-Khudhairi, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, bizjournals.com, 14 February 2020
–––, Your Concise Los Angeles Art Guide for Spring 2020, hyperallergic.com, 12 February 2020
Miranda, Carolina A., Datebook: At age 99, painter Luchita Hurtado gets a survey at LACMA, latimes.com, 12 February 2020
Brough, Fraser, A Dying Fall, brooklynrail.org, 6 February 2020
–––, Exclusive artwork as part of your morning commute in Liverpool, theguideliverpool.com, 23
January 2020
Bailes, Kathy, Turner Prize results in busiest Autumn exhibition ever at Turner Contemporary, theisleofthanetnews.com, 22 January 2020
Davis, Katie, Turner Contemporary in Margate reveals huge numbers visited Turner Prize 2019 exhibition, kentonline.co.uk, 22 January 2020
Chaves, Alexandra, New Sharjah art show looks at the impact of digital technology in our lives, thenational.ae, 21 January 2020
–––, Art takes over Liverpool’s Commercial District, inyourarea.co.uk, 20 January 2020
Salman, Nour, Exhibition exploring art in the Internet age to open this March, wam.ae, 19 January 2020
–––, First Fringe fest enthrals audience in Sharjah, gulftoday.ae, 19 January 2020
Tovey, Russell; Diament, Robert; Abu Hamdan, Lawrence, (Interview), Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Talk Art, 17 January 2020
Cole, Angela, Final Turner Prize weekend in Margate with special events, kentonline.co.uk, 8 January 2020
–––, Lawrence Abu Hamdan is awarded the Future Fields Commission in Time-Based Media, artdaily.com, 5 January 2020
Elbaor, Caroline, Rea, Naomi, Lawrence Abu Hamdan, One of the Four 2019 Turner Prize Winners, Will Explore
Reincarnation With a Coveted New Commission, news.artnet.com, 3 January 2020
Goldstein, Caroline, From Vogue’s Commitment to Going Green to a Brazen Attack on a Picasso Painting: The Best and Worst of the Art World this Week, news.artnet.com, 3 January 2020
–––, Lawrence Abu Hamdan receives 2022 Future Fields Commission, apollo-magazine.com, 3 January 2020
–––, Lawrence Abu Hamdan Wins $125,000 Time-Based Media Commission, artforum.com, 3 January 2020
–––, The Philadelphia Museum of Art and Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Award Lawrence Abu Hamdan the Future Fields Commission in Time-Based Media, press.philamuseum.org, 3 January 2020
Bonami, Francesco, Mazzonis di Prolifera, Emanuela, Me, Family: Portrait of a Young Planet, Mudam Luxembourg, DCV, 2020, pp. 166-169

2019

Bedirian, Razmig, Sharjah Art Foundation announces its spring programme, thenational.ae, 23 December 2019
–––, International Film Festival Rotterdam, e-flux.com, 20 December 2019
–––, Sharjah Art Foundation Announces Sprig 2020 Exhibitions And March Meeting, broadwayworld.com, 19 December 2019
Judah, Hettie, Tai Shani: ‘Sharing the Turner Prize four ways was threatening. Our art is challenging power’, inews.co.uk, 17 December 2019
Wang, Jack, Turner Prize winner brings innovative artistic approach to UChicago, news.uchicago.edu, 16 December 2019
Morris, Linda, Aliens invade the Sydney Biennale, theage.com, 16 December 2019
Wright, Esmee, The Turner Prize result is a performance piece, varsity.co.uk, 15 December 2019
Bishara, Hakim, Turner Prize Will Be Split Among All Four Nominees, at Their Request, hyperallergic.com, 12 December 2019
–––, The Most Influential Artists of 2019, artsy.net, 12 December 2019
Gronlund, Melissa, Perfect 10: the artworks that shaped the past decade, thenational.ae, 11 December 2019
Basciano, Oliver, Artists assemble! How collectives took over the art world, theguardian.com, 10 December 2019
–––, Turner Prize Winner Lawrence Abu Hamdan Receives 2019 Edvard Munch Art Award, artforum.com, 10 December 2019
–––, Art Industry News: Meet the Secretive Billionaire Brothers Who Got Swept Up in the Inigo Philbrick Art Scandal + Other Stories, news.artnet.com, 10 December 2019
–––, Turner Prize Winner Lawrence Abu Hamdan Receives 2019 Edvard Munch Art Award, artforum.com, 10 December 2019
Greenberger, Alex, After Sharing Turner Prize Win, Lawrence Abu Hamdan Takes Another Top Art Award, artnews.com, 9 December 2019
Westall, Mark, Cosey Fanni Tutti (Live) On Gossip & Eavesdropping, fadmagazine.com, 9 December 2019
Weber, Jasmine, Week in Review: Tufts Ditches Sackler Name, French Museum Close as Protests Rage, hyperallergic.com, 8 December 2019
–––, Why the Four Turner Prize Finalists Got a Collective Win, artfixdaily.com, 8 December 2019
Picheta, Rob, Move to share art prize sparked outrage. Why winning is out of fashion, edition.cnn, 8 December 2019
Groskop, Viv, All deserve prizes? That’s no truer in art (including the Booker and Turner prizes) than in life, theguardian.com, 7 December 2019
Bailes, Kathy, Thanet children create tales and pop-up animations for Margate Now festival, theisleofthanetnews.com, 6 December 2019
Wood, David, Thanks for sharing: how this year’s Turner Prize subverts the concept of winning and losing, inews.co.uk, 6 December 2019
Carson, Sarah, Turner Prize winners 2019 awarding it to all four artists is a noble gesture that overshadowed the art, inews.co.uk, 6 December 2019
–––, Derry film is joint winner of Turner Prize, derryjournal.com, 6 December 2019
Stone, Leilah, Turner Prize split among all four finalists after plea to judges, archpaper.com, 5 December 2019
–––, Artists Presented Turner Prize Jury With Their Official Request to Split Prize Morning of Ceremony, hyperallergic.com, 5 December 2019
–––, Abu Hamdan shares Turner Prize, dailystar.com, 5 December 2019
–––, Four artists share Turner Prize in a show of solidarity, taipeitimes.com, 5 December 2019
Gronlund, Melissa, The hype over the Turner Prize shows an art audience hungry for heroes, thenational.ae, 5 December 2019
Lawless, Jill, All finalists for Turner Prize awarded honor, journalgazette.net, 5 December 2019
Kennicott, Philip, The most prestigious U.K. art award went to all four finalists. And that’s a loss., washingtonpost.com, 5 December 2019
Lawless, Jill, In shock first, Turner Prize goes to all four finalists as nominees ask to share award, theage.com, 4 December 2019
Hartley-Parkinson, Richard, Turner Prize 2019 goes to all four finalists in message about ‘Tories’ hostile environment, metro.co.uk, 4 December 2019
Higgins, Charlotte, ‘It’s about solidarity’: the artists who hijacked the Turner prize speak out, theguardian.com, 4 December 2019
Brown, Kate, If Everyone Wins the Turner Prize, What Is Lost? Stunned Art Critics Took to Social Media to Debate the Divisive Gesture, news.artnet.com, 4 December 2019
–––, Four artists join forces to share 2019 Turner Prize, pulslivec.co.ke, 4 December 2019
–––, Four nominees share Turner Prize in political protest, irishtimes.com, 4 December 2019
–––, Lawrence Abu Hamdan shares Turner Prize with other nominees with historical first, arabnews.com, 4 December 2019
–––, Turner Prize 2019: Award shared between four nominees after request for ‘solidarity’, 4 December 2019
–––, Turner Prize: Lawrence Abu Hamdan gives voice to the voiceless, thenational.ae, 4 December 2019
–––, Turner Prize shared by all four shortlisted artists, theargus.co.uk, 4 December 2019
–––, Turner Prize split four ways as nominees decide against a single winner, bbc.co.uk, 4 December 2019
–––, Wednesday morning news briefing: From Russia to Labour with love?, telegraph.co.uk, 4 December 2019
–––, Your morning briefing: What you should know for Wednesday, December 4, standard.co.uk, 4 December 2019
Dwyer, Colin, All For One And One For Four: Turner Prize Finalists Decide To Split Honor, wamu.org, 4 December 2019
Farago, Jason, What’s the Point of the Turner Prize, Anyway?, nytimes.com, 4 December 2019
Da Silva, Jose, In shock move, all four nominated artists win Turner Prize 2019, theartnewspaper.com, 3 December 2019
Lawless, Jill, In first, Turner Prize for art goes to all 4 finalists, tribtown.com, 3 December 2019
–––, What’s on TV: Tuesday, thetimes.co.uk, 1 December 2019
Reid, Laura, Nato reception, election debate and education results – here’s what’s likely to be making headlines in the week ahead, yorkshirepost.co.uk, 1 December 2019
Jones, Jonathan, Austria’s feminist agitator and Renaissance bling – the week in art, theguardian.com, 29 November 2019
Cohen, Alina, Why Video Is the Art Form of the Moment, artsy.net, 27 November 2019
Kleinman, Adam, The First Sharjah Architecture Triennial: Can Art Be an Applied Science?, frieze.com, 26 November 2019
Cole, Angela, Turner Prize 2019 artwork review: what we thought of work by Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Helen Cammock, Oscar Murillo and Tai Shani in Margate, kentonline.co.uk, 18 November 2019
–––, Toronto Biennial of Art highlights this week: A Performance by Lawrence Abu Hamdan | TELLINGS: A Post-Human Vocal Concert | What’s up with Gendai?, akimbo.ca, 15 November 2019
Polonsky, Naomi, Turner Prize Nominees Consider the Injustices Brought About by Borders, hyperallerfic.com, 14 November 2019
Chaves, Alexandra, What to expect from the first Sharjah Architecture Triennial: 8 things to check out, thenational.ae, 9 November 2019
Alleyne, Allyssia, Edward Enninful Will Present The 2019 Turner Prize, vogue.co.uk, 7 November 2019
Bailes, Kathy, Turner Prize winner to be announced by British Vogue boss, theisleofthanetnews.com, 7 November 2019
–––, Jordanian artist blends sound, politics for Berlin exhibition, menafn.com, 7 November 2019
–––, Edward Enninful to present Turner Prize 2019 in Margate, yourlocalguardian.co.uk, 6 November 2019
–––, Edward Enninful to present Turner Prize 2019 in Margate, home.bt.com, 6 November 2019
–––, High court rejects bid to overturn ban on ivory trading, apollo-magazine.com, 6 November 2019
Hughes, Andie, Murillo Tops Odds in Wide Open Turner Prize Race, bettingreporter.com, 29 October 2019
Kalai, Leonidas, Beirut’s art scene on pause in solidarity with the millions protesting, art-critique.com, 29 October 2019
Reilly, Samuel, The Turner Prize has more of a purpose than it has had in years, apollo-magazine.com, 25 October 2019
Lopesi, Lana, The Shouting Valley: a politically charged show about lives caught between borders, thespinoff.co.nz, 23 October 2019
Westall, Mark, Polly Staple has been appointed Director of Collection, British Art, Tate, fasmagazine.com, 21 October 2019
Buck, Louisa, Pantyhose and an inflatable Tina prove Margate’s cultural clout extends beyond Turner Prize, theartnewspaper.com, 15 October 2019
Judah, Hettie, Turner Prize 2019 looks like a two-horse race between Oscar Murillo and Lawrence Abu Hamdan, inews.co.uk, 4 October 2019
–––, Best Museum, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, riverfronttimes.com, 3 October 2019
Leung, Bo, Turner Prize candidates on show in English seaside town, global.chinadaily.com, 2 October 2019
Westall, Mark, Top 6 exhibitions to visit outside London after Frieze Week 2019, fadmagazine.com, 2 October 2019
Higgins, Charlotte, Silence or death: Turner finalist Lawrence Abu Hamdan on recreating a horrific Syrian jail, theguardian.com, 1 October 2019
LaCava, Stephanie, Meet Lawrence Abu Hamdan, The Forensic Audio Analyst who Paints with Noise, interviewmagazine.com, 1 October 2019
–––, Frieze London 2019, tankmagazine.com, October 2019
Zuckerman, Heidi, On View – International Exhibitions Selected by…, Flash Art, September/October 2019, p. 21.
Bari, Shahidha, Turner prize 2019 review – all aboard Margate’s seaside special, theguardian.com, 28 September 2019
Carter Robinson, Paul, Turner Prize Plus Margate Now Festival Consolidates Seaside Town’s Art Credentials, artlyst.com, 28 September 2019
Gompertz, Will, Will Gompertz resurrects Turner for a tour of the art prize in his name, bbc.co.uk, 28 September 2019
Parsons, Elly, The silence and song of this year’s Tuner Prize shortlist, wallpaper.com, 27 September 2019
Jacques, Juliet, Turner Prize 2019 Review: The Roots of Our Political Crisis Go Far Beyond Brexit, 27 September 2019
Jones, Jonathan, The Turner prize kicks in and Rembrandt goes dark – the week in art, theguardian.com, 27 September 2019
Brewer, Jenny, It’s Nice That visits the Turner Prize in Margate, itsnicethat.com, 27 September 2019
–––, Turner Prize 2019 exhibition in Margate: papier mâché people, acoustic evidence, feminist histories, a-n.co.uk, 27 September 2019
Rea, Naomi, Who Are This Year’s Turner Prize Nominees? Meet the 4 Provocative Artists Shortlisted for the UK’s Most Prestigious Art Award, news.artnet.com, 27 September 2019
Searle, Adrian, Turner prize 2019 review: Outrages of our age, in sound, vision and papiermache, theguardian.com, 26 September 2019
Sooke, Alastair, Turner Prize 2019 review, Turner Contemporary, Margate: At last! A line-up that (mostly) has something to say, telegraph.co.uk, 26 September 2019
Cole, Angela, Turner Prize 2019 exhibition to be unveiled at Turner Contemporary, Margate this weekend, kentonline.co.uk, 25 September 2019
–––, Video: Artist Installations Focus on Syrian Prisoners, albawaba.com, 23 September 2019
O, Sullivan, Jane, Sydney Biennale embraces the edges, performing.artshub.com, 13 September 2019
Greenberger, Alex, Biennale of Sydney Releases Artist List for 2020 Edition With Focus on Indigenous Artists, artnews.com, 12 September 2019
Paskett, Zoe, Turner Prize 2019: Everything you need to know about the contemporary art prize, standard.co.uk, 10 September 2019
Hanson, Matt, The sound barrier: Levantine artists in Chicago, dailysabah.com, 10 September 2019
–––, Seth Brodsky named director of university of chicago’s gray center for arts and inquiry, artforum.com, 9 September 2019
McDermott, Emily, 33rd Ljubljana Biennial of Graphic Arts and The Powerful Language of Satire, frieze.com, 6 September 2019
Wenman, Eleanor, Eavesdropping: A look at the politics of listening, stuff.co.nz, 4 September 2019
Ling, Steffanie, Inquiring Minds: Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Gabi Dao, Eitan Efrat, Sirah Foighel Brutmann, Henry Hills, Onyeka Igwe, Martina Melilli, cmagazine.com, Issue 43, Autumn 2019
Fokidis, Marina, May You Live In Interesting Times 58th Venice Biennale, flash—art.com, 20 August 2019
Kuennen, Joel, Lawrence Abu Hamdan: Earwitness Theatre, brooklynrail.org, 26 July 2019
–––, Art Encounters Biennial 2019 Artist List Announced, biennialfoundation.org, 18 July 2019
Power, Pablo, The 58th Venice Biennale: A Response To Greed and Fear, fadmagazine.com, 8 July 2019
Rea, Naomi, ‘All Art Is Political’: Meet Artist Helen Cammock, Who Went From Social Worker to Turner Prize Nominee, news.artnet.com, 27 June 2019
–––, Art Encounters Biennial announce 2019 artist list, artreview.com, 27 June 2019
–––, Artist list announced for Art Encounters Biennial 2019, Timisoara, blouinartinfo.com, 27 June 2019
–––, Art Encounters Biennial Announces Artists Participating In Third Edition, artforum.com, 24 June 2019
Da Silva, Jose, Interview: Lawrence Abu Hamdan—a self-styled ‘private ear’, theartnewspaper.com, 14 June 2019
Michalska, Julia, In pictures: dirty puppets, talking trees and flagging immigration at Art Basel’s Parcours, theartnewspaper.com, 12 June 2019
–––, Art Basel’s fiftieth edition kicks off Thursday, artforum.com, 12 June 2019
Gerlis, Melanie, Highlights from the 50th edition of Art Basel, apollo-magazine.com, 6 June 2019
Polera, Justin, Finding beauty in the in-between at the Venice Biennale, documentjournal.com, 24 May 2019
–––, How to spend 72 hours at the Venice Biennale, christies.com, 13 May 2019
–––, May You Live in Interesting Times, apollo-magazine.com, 4 May 2019
Quilty, Jim, Turner Prize shortlists Beirut artist, The Daily Star, Lebanon, Arts & Culture, 3 May 2019
Shepherd, Jack, Turner Prize 2019 shortlist: Artist who interviewed former detainees of a notorious Syrian jail faces filmmaker and sculptor, independent.co.uk, 1 May 2019
–––, Turner Prize 2019 shortlist is announced, bbc.co.uk, 1 May 2019
–––, Sounds of Syrian prison nominated for UK art prize, english.alarabiya.net, 1 May 2019
–––, Lebanese artist shortlisted for prestigious Turner Prize 2019, Arab News, 1 May 2019, p. 16
Campbell Johnston, Rachel, The Turner 2019: ‘A dull, unadventurous shortlist’, thetimes.co.uk, 1 May 2019
Caner, Cihad, Lawrence Abu Hamdan ‘earwitnessing’ the Syrian civil war, Daily Sabah, Culture & Arts, 17 April 2019, p. 2
Rea, Naomi and Brown, Kate, What Can We Expect From Ralph Rugoff’s Venice Biennale? Here Are 7 Takeaways From His Curatorial Vision and Artist List, artnet.com, 18 March 2019
Kufer, Katrina, Sharjah Biennial Is One Of The Best Art Happenings This Season, harpersbazaararabia.com, 17 March 2019
Rea, Naomi, This Year’s Venice Biennale Will ‘Articulate a Counter Offer’ to Donald Trump’s Vision of the World, news.artnet.com, 8 March 2019
Russeth, Andrew, Here’s the 2019 Venice Biennale Artist List, artnews.com, 7 March 201
Cahill, Zachary, Tracing the Sonic Image: Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Hannah B Higgins and W.J.T. Mitchell, Portable Gray, The University of Chicago Press, Spring 2019, p.94
–––, 21 Artists and a Biennial, Selections, 2019, p. 42-97
Gronlund, Melissa, 21, 39 Jeddah Arts celebrates the myths of its old town, thenational.ae, 3 February 2019
Moioli, Chiara, Windswept: Art Encounters Biennial 2019, Timisoara, moussemagazine.it, 2019

2018

Eastham, Ben, Art Review: Editors Picks: London, artreview.com, 5 October 2018
–––, Towner adds Moving Image work by Lawrence Abu Hamdan, pevenseybaylife.co.uk, 5 October 2018
Fox, Edward, An Audio Investigator’ creates revealing landscapes of sound, al-fanarmedia.org, 5 October 2018
Westall, Mark, Chisenhale Gallery presents a major new co-commission by Beirut-based artist and ‘private ear’, Lawrence Abu Hamdan, fadmagazine.com, 11 September 2018
–––, Lawrence Abu Hamdan at the Chisenhale Gallery, frieze.com, 8 September 2018
Gronlund, Melissa, Abu Dhabi Art announces public line-up for its 10th anniversary event, thenational.ae, 5 September 2018
Frankel, Eddy, Lawrence Abu Hamdan Review, timeout.com, September 2018
–––, The Toronto International Film Festival's Wavelengths Programme Unveils 18th Edition Featuring Films by James Benning, Jodie Mack, and More, broadwayworld.com, 14 August 2018
Davis, Laura, 13 weird and wonderful art works to rediscover on the streets of Liverpool, liverpoolecho.co.uk, 8 July 2018
Landeau, Sara, 10 Sound Artists to Look Out For, adorama.com, 3 July 2018
–––, Art Basel’s Baloise Prize Awarded to Suki Seokyeong Kand and Lawrence Abu Hamdan, artforum.com, 19 June, 2018
Gerlis, Melanie, The best of Art Basel 2018, www.apollo-magazine.com, 8 June 2018
–––, 74 million million million tons at SculptureCenter, artefuse.com, 3 June 2018
Mauk, Ben, Hearing Things, Frieze, June, July, August 2018, pp. 166 – 169, Summer 2018
–––, The Acclaimed, ArtAsiaPacific, Summer 2018 p. 55
Gronlund, Melissa, Walls have ears: the cartography of sound, Canvas, May/June 2018, pp.116–123.
Godfrey, Annie, Can art change the world?, bbc.com/culture, 21 May 2018
Kufer, Katrina, Critics’ Picks Paris: Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Mor Charpentier, artforum.com, 14 May 2018
Walsh, Maria, Forensic Architecture: Counter Investigations, Art Monthly, May 2018, pp. 26–27
–––, Portfolio, Prefix Photo, May 2018, pp. 1 - 8
Elkamel, Sara, Reflections on walls: Lawrence Abu Hamdan’s latest project, madamasr.com, 26 April 2018
Saad, Shirine, Ruba Katrib uses art as a way to build bridges, thenational.ae, 23 April 2018
Krishna Kumar, N.P., Art Dubai 2018 reaffirms role as top venue for dialogue and partnerships, thearabweekly.com, 15 April 2018
Salemy, Mohammad, A conversation with Lawrence Abu Hamdan, ocula.com, 6 April 2018
Vickers, Rose, Mother Tongue, moussemagazine.it, April 2018
Gat, Orit, From Ear to Ear to Eye, Frieze, April 2018. pp. 146-147
Salemy, Mohammad, Independent Growth: Art Dubai 2018, ocula.com, 31 March 2018
Radwan, Rawan, Meet Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Art Dubai’s 2018 Abraaj Group Art Prize Winner,
arabnews.com, 24 March 2018
Shaw, Anny, State of the art in Dubai, theartnewspaper.com, 22 March 2018
–––, Lawrence Abu Hamdan wins Abraaj Group Art Prize at Art Dubai 2018, blouinartinfo.com, 22 March 2018
–––, Sharjah Biennial Is One Of The Best Art Happenings This Season, harpersbazaararabia.com, 17 March 2019
Petrossiants, Andreas, Eyal Weizman's Forensic Architecture: Violence at the Threshold of Detectability, brooklynrail.org 5 March 2018
Interview with Minhea Mircan, Sounding Phoney, Mousse Magazine, Issue 47, February - March 2018
Whitmore, Chloé Rose, Art Review: From Ear to Ear to Eye at Nottingham Contemporary, leftlion.co.uk, 8 February 2018
Interview with Scott Indrisek, The Politics of Amplification, Modern Painters, February 2018
Piejko, Jennifer, Critic’s Guide: Los Angeles, frieze.com, 24 January 2018
Lista, Marcella, trans. Ryth Jones, Marking the Thresholds of Listening, The Site Magazine, 2018, pp 54 -63
Maderuelo, Ali A. & Julia Castello, Can’t Speak for Itself, pp. 36-43
Kholeif, Omar, Goodbye, World! Looking at Art in the Digital Age, Berlin: Sternberg Press, 2018, p. 85
Kholeif, Omar and Copeland, Douglas, The Artists Who Will Change the World, Thames and Hudson, 2018

2017

Ringborg, Theodor, Theodor Ringborg on Saydnaya (the missing 19db) by Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Mousse, issue 61, December 2017- January 2018, pp 129-131
Loizou, Nicolette, Syrian military prison dissected in Hammer Museum to present Lawrence Abu Hamdan's unique works this January, blouinartinfo.com, 18 December 2017
Guner, Fisun, A Q&A with… Lawrence Abu Hamdan, artist exploring the socio-political implications of sound, 20 November 2017
Proctor, Rebecca Anne, Lawrence Abu Hamdan Wins Abraaj Group Art Prize, harpersbazaararabia.com, 23 October 2017
Reyburn, Scott, Paris or London? International Collectors Now Have to Choose, nytimes.com, 20 October 2017
–––, Frieze Tate Fund acquisitions 2017, frieze.com, 11 October 2017
Barnard, Imelda, The best of October’s international art fairs, apollo-magazine.com, 5 October 2017
Beech, Mark, Frieze News Round-up: Sales “Robust”; Tate Acquisitions; Stand Prizes, blouinartinfo.com, 5 October 2017
Sharratt, Chris, Frieze London 2017 review: Unmissable works in uncertain times, a-n.co.uk, 5 October 2017
Leech, Nick, Lawrence Abu Hamdan wins 2018 Abraaj Group Art Prize, thenational.ae, 5 October 2017
–––, Art News Daily: Frieze announces stand prize winner and Tate acquisitions, apollo-magazine.com, 5 October 2017
–––, Le Quotidien de L'Art, Lawrence Abu Hamdan remporte La Abraaj Group Prize 2018, 5 October 2017
Elbaor, The Tate Announces the Winners of Its Frieze London Buying Spree, 4 October 2017
Yablonsky, Linda, American Pie, artforum.com, 4 October 2017
–––, Frieze London Announces Winner of Stand Prize and Tate Fund Acquisitions, artforum.com, 4 October 2017
–––, Tate acquires works from Focus, Sex Work and main section of Frieze London, frieze.com, 4 October 2017
Abatemarco, Michael, Conflict, exile, uprising: Arab art from the modern to the contemporary, santafenewmexican.com, 14 July 2017
Hutchinson, Jack, 10th Film London Jarman Award shortlist hailed as “most diverse yet”, a-n.co.uk, 28 June 2017
Brewer, Jenny, Shortlist announced for the Jarman Award, celebrating the UK’s moving image artists, 27 June 2017
Greenberger, Alex, Shortlist for the 2017 Jarman Award Announced, artnews.com 26 June 2017
Jonze, Tim, From Bullets to Botox – Watch the 2017 Jarman award shortlist, theguardian.com, 26 June 2017
McCormack, Chris, The Listener, Art Monthly, No 407, June 2017, p. 1- 5
Frémineur, Salomé, Échos du KFDA 2017 #1, karoo.me, 30 May 2017
Kufer, Katrina, Where do I end and you begin?, harpersbazaar.com, 22 May 2017
Guillot, Augustine, Bird Watching, iogazette.fr, 18 May 2017
Spoto, Estelle, Échappés hors norme, focus.levif.be, 5 May 2017
Callico, Catherine, Le Kunstenfestivaldesarts, de la scène aux arts visuels, flux-news.be, 27 April 2017
Gronlund, Melissa, Sharjah Biennial 13: Lawrence Abu Hamdan echoes the hard truth, thenational.ae, 19 March 2017
Gronlund, Melissa, Contemporary Art and Digital Culture, London: Routledge, 2017

2016

McCormack, Chris, Winter Reading, Art Monthly, December-January 2016-17, p. 33
Greenberger, Alex, Lawrence Abu Hamdan Wins 2016 Nam June Paik Award, artnews.com, 27 October 2016
Leckie, Robert, Equivocally Yours: A Conversation with Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Afterall.com, 23 October 2016
Embuscado, Rain, 10 Exceptional Millennial Artists to Watch in 2016, Artnet.com, 15 September 2016
Searle, Adrian, Liverpool Biennial review - litterbugs, light shows and left luggage, The Guardian, 12 July 2016
Jones, Catherine, Here’s why you won’t want to commit a crime in Liverpool city centre this summer, liverpoolecho.co.uk, Echo, 11 July 2016
Sherlock, Amy, Liverpool Biennial 2016 - Near and far, fact and fiction: highlights from this year’s festival, frieze.com, 11 July 2016
Casavecchia, Barbara, Hiding in Plain Sight, Spike Art Magazine, Summer 2016
Apter Emily, Shibboleth: Policing by Ear and Forensic Listening In Projects by Lawrence Abu Hamdan, October, MIT Press, 1 May 2016
You Mi, Taqiyyah, Language and Game: On Lawrence Abu Hamdan’s ContraDiction: Speech Against Itself, Performance Research Journal, Routledge Press, 2016

2015

Kherbeck, William, Artist Profile, Rhizome, August 2015
Thackara, Tess, Lawrence Abu Hamdan’s Potato Chips Carry a Message That Is Hard to Swallow, Artsy Editorial, 5 March 2015
Holland, Jessica, Artist Lawrence Abu Hamdan Demands the Right To Stay Silent, Vice Magazine, 3 March 2015
Rosenburg, Karen, Legal Hearing: The Politicised Sound Art of Lawrence Aby Hamdan, artspace.com, 2 March 2015
Leckie, Robert, Equivocally Yours: A Conversation with Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Afterall Journal, Issue 39, 2015

2014

Interview with Basia Lewandowska Cummings, Forensic Listening and Juridical Speaking, Focus, Frieze Magazine, issue 160, January - February 2014
Hamadeh, Dima, Artist Profile, Al Hayat Newspaper, 2014
Interview with Virginie Bobin, In the Fabric of the Voice: A Polyphonic Conversation, Future(s) of Cohabitation, Manifesta Journal, issue 17, 2014
Valinsky, Michael, Lawrence Abu Hamdan’s Politics of Listening, Wild Magazine, 2014

2013

Kholeif, Omar, Open Frequency: Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Axisweb, January 2013
Molluschi, Silvia, Unsteady Footing in an Unsettled Map, Full Stop, 2013
Interview with Julliette Rizzi, Resolution 978 hd, Mousse Magazine, issue 39, 2013

2012

Azimi, Negar, Uneasy Listening: Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Bidoun Magazine, Issue 26, Spring 2012
Munoz, Alonso, The freedom of speech itself’, or the betrayal of the voice, The White Review, June 2012
Interview, Word Stress: Lawrence Abu Hamdan in Conversation with Anthony Downey, Ibraaz talks London, 2 May 2012
Mircan, Mihnea, Interview, Conflicted Phonemes, Nero Magazine, issue 32, 2012

Solo Show Reviews

2022

Ghali, Maghie, ‘Sonic Detective’: The artist using sound to expose crimes, aljazeera.com, 25 June 2022
–––, Three new publications: Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Lap-See Lam, Hrair Sarkissian, e-flux.com, 5 May 2022
–––, Love arts and culture? Here are 4 great reasons to visit Sharjah, whatson.ae, 21 April 2022
–––, Sharjah: Contemporary artists present their solo work at major art exhibition, khaleejtimes.com, 25 March 2022
Cristi, A. A., Sharjah Art Foundation Announces March Meeting and Spring 2022 Exhibitions, broadwayworld.com, 20 January 2022
Anderson, Sarski, Bristol’s Cultural Highlights of 2022, bristol247.com, 3 January 2022

2021

Schmitz Edgar, Lawrence Abu Hamdan: once removed, KUNSTFORUM International, Issue 273, March/April 2021, p. 305
Schmitz Edgar, Lawrence Abu Hamdan: once removed, kunstforum.de, 23 February 2021

2020

Sonabend, Gabriella, Lawrence Abu Hamdan: Once Removed, thisistomorrow.info, 30 December 2020
–––, Lawrence Abu Hamdan presents four works from two series at Vienna’s Secession, artdaily.com, 26 December 2020
–––, Lawrence Abu Hamdan’s New Show Explores Reincarnation As A Medium For Justice, somethingcurated.com, 14 December 2020

2018

Kherbek, William, Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Earwitness Theatre, Flash Art, Issue 323, November 2018/January 2019
Millar, Jeremy, Lawrence Abu Hamdan’s ‘Earwitness Theatre’, art-agenda.com, 28 November 2018
McDermott, Emily, Critics’ Guide to Berlin Art Week, frieze.com, 26 September 2018
Kufer, Katrina, Critics’ Picks Paris: Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Mor Charpentier, artforum.com, 14 May 2018
Valinsky, Michael, The Politics of Sound in a Prison, hyperallergic.com, 16 March 2018

2017

Carter Miles, Ned, Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Artasiapacific, July/August 2017, p. 109
Hutchinson, Jack, NOW SHOWING #197: The week’s top exhibitions, a-n.co.uk, 22 May 2017
–––, 3 More to See, The Observer, 7 May 2017
Binita, Naik, 10 art exhibitions to see in May, royalacademy.org.uk, 1 May 2017
McConnell, Ned, 5 things to do in London, artworkslondon.com, May 2017
Pieroni, Paul, Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Maureen Paley, London, Art Review, Summer 2017, p.123

2016

Hoth, Ajay, Sound and Vision – Earshot by Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Ibraaz
Eastham, Ben, Lawrence Abu Hamdan’s The All Hearing, Art Agenda, September 2016

2015

Horn, Daniel, Lawrence Abu Hamdan, ArtForum, November 2015

2014

Musteata, Natalie, Positions (Critics’ Pick), Art Forum, August 2014
Samuelsson, Sanna, Språket Som Vittne Shandling, Dagensarena, February 2014

2013

Evans, Jenifer, Cassette Tapes Bring Cairo Into Beirut, Mada Masr, December 2013
Kholeifl, Omar, Resolution 978 HD, Art Monthly, Issue 368, July/August 2013
Schuppli, Suzan, Half Truth, Mute Magazine, January 2013

2012

Fleming-Farrell, Niamh, Literature Live From Three Cities, November 2012
Lee, Stephen, The Editor’s Picks of Notable Shows: Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Art Paper, May/June 2012
–––, Aural Contract – The Freedom of Speech Itself, Time Out London, February 2012

Group Show Reviews

2022

Bhullar, Dilpreet, The 2022 Toronto Biennial of Art evoked ties between land, water, and human, stirworld.com, 28 June 2022
Davis, Ben, In Pictures: See Practically Every Single Artwork in the Sprawling 2022 Berlin Biennale, Organized by Artist Kader Attia, news.artnet.com, 14 June 2022
Salfiti, Jad, A bold Berlin Biennale proves it is not afraid to address some of Germany's most charged issues: colonialism, climate change and Israel, theartnewspaper.com, 11 June 2022
Halperin, Julia, The Back Room: Chart the Biennial Stars, news.artnet.com, 10 June 2022
Davis, Ben, What Does It Mean to Be a ‘Biennial Artist,’ Anyway? Here Are the Traits That Unite the Most Successful Practitioners, news.artnet.com, 9 June 2022
–––, The Biennial Stars: Meet the 24 (Perhaps Unexpected) Artists Who Have Defined Our Current Era of International Art Shows, news.artnet.com, 9 June 2022
Benivolski, Xenia, Review: Toronto Bienalle of Art: What Water Knows, The Land Remembers, May 2022 Art Monthly, No. 456. pp. 37 - 38
Price, Neil, Toronto Biennial of Art Moves from Land to Water in 2022, ocula.com, 11 May 2022
McNamara, Rea, Indigenous Artists Take Center Stage at the Toronto Biennial of Art, hyperallergic.com, 1 May 2022
Bailey, Stephanie, Cosmin Costinas: A Walk Through the Kathmandu Triennale, ocula.com, 1 April 2022
Taylor, Kate, Biennial’s artists long for a home, and not just in Toronto, theglobeandmail.com, 1 April 2022
–––, A Beloved Breadmaker Goes Net-Zero, and Other News, surfacemag.com, 29 March 2022
Lederman, Marsha, As Toronto Biennial of Art finally opens, the need for art has never been stronger, theglobeandmail.com, 25 March 2022
Durón, Maximilíano, 12 Standouts at the 2022 Toronto Biennial: From Breathtaking Textile-Based Installations to Poignant Reflections on Place, artnews.com, 25 March 2022
Durón, Maximilíano, Can Land and Water Be Archives? A Pandemic-Era Toronto Biennial Mines the Histories Beneath Our Feet, news.artnet.com, 23 March 2022

2019

McDermott, Emily, 33rd Ljubljana Biennial of Graphic Arts and The Powerful Language of Satire, frieze.com, 6 September 2019
–––, How to spend 72 hours at the Venice Biennale, christies.com, 13 May 2019

2018

Liang Khong, En, the Sound of Gunshots and the Taste of Apples, ft.com, 22 December 2018
Abdulrahim, Nadia, Eavesdropping, artguide.com.au, 31 July 2018
Nihal, Mariam, No Wall on Earth Is Impermeable, saudigazette.com.sa, 24 March 2018
Whitmore, Chloé Rose, Art Review: From Ear to Ear to Eye at Nottingham Contemporary, leftlion.co.uk, 8 February 2018
Cumming, Laura, From Ear to Ear to Eye review – voices of battle and the bazaar, theguardian.com, 7 January 2018

2017

Ringborg, Theodor, Theodor Ringborg on Saydnaya (the missing 19db) by Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Mousse Issue #61, December 2017–January 2018, pp. 129–130
Sherwin, Skye, Fatal gunshots ring out in a powerful journey through the Arab world from Beirut myths to Bedouin camel drivers, The Guardian, 22 December 2017
Sherwin, Skye, Fatal gunfire silences the gallery- From Ear to Ear to Eye review, theguardian.com, 19 December 2017
MacGilp, Ali, Friday Dispatch: Sharjah Biennial, UAE, contemporaryartsociety.org, 5 May 2017
Vali, Murtaza, Sharjah Biennial 13, Artforum, Summer 2017, pp. 353-354
Pipolo, Tony, Irony of Ironies, artforum.com, 25 September 2017
Salemy, Mohammad, Making Waves Towards Post-Art: A report from Act 1 of Sharjah Biennial 13, ocula.com, 15 April 2017
Gronlund, Melissa, Sharjah Biennial 13: Lawrence Abu Hamdan echoes the hard truth, thenational.ae, 19 March 2017
Spence, Rachel, Limits of a borderless vision, FT Weekend, 18/19 March 2017

2016

Pangburn, DJ, Artists Confront State Power in a Political Multimedia Exhibition, thecreatorsproject.vice.com, 27 November 2016
Fite-Wassilak, Chris, Liverpool Biennial 2016, Frieze.com, 4 August 2016
Searle Adrian, Liverpool Biennial Review – Litterbugs, Light Shows and Left Luggage, The Guardian, 12 July 2016
Sherlock, Amy, Liverpool Biennial 2016, Frieze Magazine, July 2016
Williams, Zoe, Read My Lips, The Guardian, 13 April 2016
Campbell, Laura, A Walk Through of British Art Show 8, list.co.uk, 29 February 2016
Benmakhlouf, Adam, British Art Show 8: Our Top 7, theskinny.co.uk, 15 February 2016

2015

Eastham, Ben, The 2015 British Art Show Heralds the Next Gen of Socially Conscious Artists, artsy.net, 14 October 2015
Saltz, Jerry, Digital’s Bitches, New Museum Triennial, Vulture, March 2015
Gat, Orit, Armory Show and Independant, Art Agenda, March 2015
Edgers, Geoff, 2015 Armory Show Puts Focus On Middle Eastern Artists, The Washington Post, March 2015
Tarmy, James, The Top 10 Most Interesting Works From The New Museum’s Triennial, Bloomberg, February 2015

2014

Lillemose, Jacob, Don’t Embarrass The Bureau, Frieze Magazine, Issue 165, September 2014
Farrer, Cicely, Forensis – Haus Der Kulturen Der Welt, This Is Tomorrow, May 2014
Goldie-Wilson, Kaelen, Truth and Consequence, ArtForum, April 2014
Quilty, Jim, Art Nesting In Archives and Activism, Daily Star, April 2014

2013

Delany, Ella, The Power Of Sound As An Art Form, New York Times, October 2013
Frankel, Eddy, Word Sound Power, Timeout London, September 2013

Institutional Collections

Tate, London, UK
Guggenheim, New York, USA
MOMA, New York, USA
Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, Netherlands
Arts Council England Collection, UK
Barjeel Art Foundation, Sharjah, UAE