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

Selected Press

Frieze, Summer 2018

Art Monthly, June 2017

The National, 19 March 2017

Education

  • 2010 - 2017

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

  • 2008 - 2010

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

  • 2004 - 2008

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

AWARDS

  • 2018

    Abraaj Group Art Prize
    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

  • 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

  • 2017

    Maureen Paley, London, UK

  • 2016

    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

  • 2013

    Tape Echo, Beirut in Cairo, Cairo, Egypt

  • 2012

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

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

  • 2018

    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
    The Image of War, Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden
    Accentisms, Taxispalais, Kunsthalle Tirol, Innsbruck Austria
    Parades for FIAC, Paris, France
    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

  • 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

  • 2015

    British Art Show 8, Hayward Gallery, London UK. (touring)
    UKPolitical Populism, Kunsthalle Wien, Austria
    Surround Audience, New Museum Triennial, New York, USA
    Accented (curated by Martaza Vali), Maraya Art Centre, Sharjah, UAE

  • 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

  • 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, Tate Modern (curated by Loren Hansi Momodu), London, UK
    The String and the Mirror (curated by by Justin Luke), Lisa Cooley Gallery, New York, USA

  • 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 Szy- Lak), 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

  • 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

  • 2018

    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
    Contra-diction: Speech Against Itself, 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

  • 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 - 2017

    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 - 2015

    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

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

RESIDENCIES

  • 2017

    DAAD, Visual Artists Residency, Berlin, Germany

  • 2015-17

    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

  • 2018

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

  • 2014

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

  • 2011- 2012

    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

SOLO PUBLICATIONS

  • 2016

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

WRITING

  • 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.

FEATURES, INTERVIEWS AND TEXTS

  • 2018

    Davis, Laura, 13 weird and wonderful art works to rediscover on the streets of Liverpool, liverpoolecho.co.uk, 8 July 2018.
    Elkamel, Sara, Reflections on walls: Lawrence Abu Hamdan’s latest project, madamasr.com, 26 April 2018.
    Eastham, Ben, Art Review: Editors Picks: London, artreview.com, 5 October 2018
    Gat, Orit, From Ear to Ear to Eye, Frieze, April 2018. pp. 146-147.
    Gerlis, Melanie, The best of Art Basel 2018, www.apollo-magazine.com, 8 June 2018.
    Godfrey, Annie, Can art change the world?, bbc.com/culture, 21 May 2018.
    Gronlund, Melissa, Abu Dhabi Art announces public line-up for its 10th anniversary event, thenational.ae, 5 September 2018.
    Hedges, Frances, Art meets science in Semiconductor’s ingenious installation at Basel, harpersbazaar.com, 13 June 2018.
    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.
    Krishna Kumar, N.P., Art Dubai 2018 reaffirms role as top venue for dialogue and partnerships, thearabweekly.com, 15 April 2018.
    Kufer, Katrina, Critics’ Picks Paris: Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Mor Charpentier, www.artforum.com, 14 May 2018.
    Landeau, Sara, 10 Sound Artists to Look Out For, adorama.com, 3 July 2018.
    Mauk, Ben, Hearing Things, Frieze, June, July, August 2018, pp. 166 – 169, Summer 2018.
    Nihal, Mariam, No Wall on Earth Is Impermeable, saudigazette.com.sa, 24 March 2018.
    Petrossiants, Andreas, Eyal Weizman's Forensic Architecture: Violence at the Threshold of Detectability, brooklynrail.org, 5 March 2018.
    Piejko, Jennifer, Critic’s Guide: Los Angeles, frieze.com, 24 January 2018.
    Radwan, Rawan, Meet Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Art Dubai’s 2018 Abraaj Group Art Prize Winner, arabnews.com, 24 March 2018.
    Salemy, Mohammad, A conversation with Lawrence Abu Hamdan, ocula.com, 6 April 2018.
    Salemy, Mohammad, Independent Growth: Art Dubai 2018, ocula.com, 31 March 2018.
    Shaw, Anny, State of the art in Dubai, theartnewspaper.com, 22 March 2018.
    Vickers, Rose, Mother Tongue, moussemagazine.it, April 2018.
    Walsh, Maria, Forensic Architecture: Counter Investigations, Art Monthly, May 2018, pp 26–27.
    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
    Whitmore, Chloé Rose, Art Review: From Ear to Ear to Eye at Nottingham Contemporary, leftlion.co.uk, 8 February 2018
    ----, Lawrence Abu Hamdan wins Abraaj Group Art Prize at Art Dubai 2018, blouinartinfo.com, 22 March 2018
    ----, 74 million million million tons at SculptureCenter, artefuse.com, 3 June 2018
    ----, ART BASEL’S BALOISE PRIZE AWARDED TO SUKI SEOKYEONG KANG AND LAWRENCE ABU HAMDAN, artforum.com, 19 June, 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
    ----, Lawrence Abu Hamdan at the Chisenhale Gallery, frieze.com, 8 September 2018

  • 2017

    Abatemarco, Michael, Conflict, exile, uprising: Arab art from the modern to the contemporary, santafenewmexican.com
    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
    Brewer, Jenny, Shortlist announced for the Jarman Award, celebrating the UK’s moving image artists, 27 June 2017
    Callico, Catherine, Le Kunstenfestivaldesarts, de la scène aux arts visuels, flux-news.be, 27 April 2017
    Frémineur, Salomé, Échos du KFDA 2017 #1, karoo.me, 30 May 2017
    Greenberger, Alex, Lawrence Abu Hamdan wins 2018 Abraaj Group Art Prize, artnews.com, 4 October 2017
    Greenberger, Alex, Shortlist for the 2017 Jarman Award Announced, artnews.com 26 June 2017
    Gronlund, Melissa, Contemporary Art and Digital Culture, London: Routledge, 2017
    Gronlund, Melissa, Sharjah Biennial 13: Lawrence Abu Hamdan echoes the hard truth, thenational.ae, 19 March 2017
    Guillot, Augustine, Bird Watching, iogazette.fr, 18 May 2017
    Guner, Fisun, A Q&A with… Lawrence Abu Hamdan, artist exploring the socio-political implications of sound, 20 November 2017.
    Hutchinson, Jack, 10th Film London Jarman Award shortlist hailed as “most diverse yet”, a-n.co.uk, 28 June 2017
    Jonze, Tim, From Bullets to Botox – Watch the 2017 Jarman award shortlist, theguardian.com, 26 June 2017
    Kufer, Katrina, Where do I end and you begin?, Harpersbazaar.com, 22 May 2017
    Leech, Nick, Lawrence Abu Hamdan wins 2018 Abraaj Group Art Prize, thenational.ae, 5 October 2017
    Loizou, Nicolette, Syrian military prison dissected in Hammer Museum to present Lawrence Abu Hamdan's unique works this January, blouinartinfo.com, 18 December 2017
    McCormack, Chris, The Listener, Art Monthly, No 407, June 2017, p. 1- 5
    McCormack, Chris, Winter Reading, Art Monthly, December-January 2016-17, p. 33
    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
    Ringborg, Theodor, Theodor Ringborg on Saydnaya (the missing 19db) by Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Mousse, issue 61, December 2017- January 2018, pp 129-131.
    Sharratt, Chris, Frieze London 2017 review: Unmissable works in uncertain times, a-n.co.uk, 5 October 2017
    Spoto, Estelle, Echappés hors norme, focus.levif.be, 5 May 2017
    ----, Art News Daily: Frieze announces stand prize winner and Tate acquisitions, apollo-magazine.com, 5 October 2017
    ----, Frieze London Announces Winner of Stand Prize and Tate Fund Acquisitions, artforum.com, 4 October 2017
    ----, Le Quotidien de L'Art, Lawrence Abu Hamdan remporte L'Abraaj Group Prize 2018, 5 October 2017
    ----, Frieze Tate Fund acquisitions 2017, frieze.com, 11 October 2017

  • 2016

    Greenberger, Alex, Lawrence Abu Hamdan Wins 2016 Nam June Paik Award, artnews.com, 27 October 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.
    Leckie, Robert, Equivocally Yours: A Conversation with Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Afterall.com, 23 October 2016
    Searle, Adrian, Liverpool Biennial review - litterbugs, light shows and left luggage, The Guardian, 12th July 2016.
    Embuscado, Rain, 10 Exceptional Millenial Artists to Watch in 2016, Artnet.com, 15 September 2016.
    Sherlock, Amy, Liverpool Biennial 2016 - Near and far, fact and fiction: highlights from this year’s festival, frieze.com, 11th July 2016.
    Apter Emily, Shibboleth: Policing by Ear and Forensic Listening In Projects by Lawrence Abu Hamdan, October, MIT Press
    You Mi, Taqiyyah, Language and Game: On Lawrence Abu Hamdan’s Contra Diction: Speech Against Itself, Performance Research Journal, Routeledge Press

  • 2015

    Kherbeck, William, Artist Profile, Rhizome, August
    Leckie, Robert, Equivocally Yours, Afterall Journal, issue 39
    Thackaray, Tess, Lawrence Abu Hamdan’s Potato Chips Carry a Message That Is Hard to Swallow, Artsy Editorial
    Rosenburg, Karen, Legal Hearing: The Politicized Sound Art of Lawrence Aby Hamdan, artspace.com, 2 March 2017.
    Holland, Jessica, Artist Lawrence Abu Hamdan Demands the Right To Stay Silent, Vice Magazine, March.
    Interview with Minhea Mircan, Sounding Phoney, Mousse Magazine, issue 47, Feb - Mar
    Interview with Scott Indrisek, The Politics of Amplication, Modern Painters, Feb.

  • 2014

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

  • 2013

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

  • 2012

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

SOLO SHOW REVIEWS

  • 2018

    Kufer, Katrina, Critics’ Picks Paris: Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Mor Charpentier, www.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.
    Pieroni, Paul, Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Maureen Paley, London, Art Review, Summer 2017, p.123.
    Binita, Naik, 10 art exhibitions to see in May, royalacademy.org.uk, 1 May 2017.
    Hutchinson, Jack, NOW SHOWING #197: The week’s top exhibitions, a-n.co.uk, 22 May 2017
    McConnell, Ned, 5 things to do in London, May 2017, artworkslondon.com, May 2017
    ---, 3 More to See, The Observer, 7 May 2017.

  • 2016

    Hoth, Ajay, Sound and Vision - Earshot by Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Ibraaz.
    Eastham, Ben, Lawrence Abu Hamdan’s The All Hearing, Art Agenda, September.---, 3 More to See, The Observer

  • 2015

    Horn, Daniel, Taqiyya Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Art Forum, November.

  • 2014

    Musfeata, Natalie, Positions (Critics’ Pick), Art Forum, August.
    Samuelsson, Sanna, Språket Som Vittneshandling, Dagensarena, February.

  • 2013

    Evans, Jenifer, Cassette Tapes Bring Cairo Into Beirut, Mada Masr, December.
    Schuppli, Suzan, Half Truth, Mute Magazine, January.
    Kholeifl, Omar, Resolution 978 hd, Art Monthly, Issue 368.

  • 2012

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

GROUP SHOW REVIEWS

  • 2018

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

  • 2017

    Gronlund, Melissa, Sharjah Biennial 13: Lawrence Abu Hamdan echoes the hard truth, www.thenational.ae, 19 March 2017.
    Liang Khong, En, the Sound of Gunshots and the Taste of Apples, ft.com, 22 December 2018
    MacGilp, Ali, Friday Dispatch: Sharjah Biennial, UAE, contemporaryartsociety.org, 5 May 2017.
    Pipolo, Tony, Irony of Ironies, artforum.com, 25 September 2017.
    Ringborg, Theodor, Theodor Ringborg on Saydnaya (the missing 19db) by Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Mousse Issue #61, December 2017–January 2018, pp. 129–130.
    Salemy, Mohammad, Making Waves Towards Post-Art: A report from Act 1 of Sharjah Biennial 13, ocula.com, 15 April 2017.
    Sherwin, Skye, Fatal gunfire silences the gallery- From Ear to Ear to Eye review, theguardian.com, 19 December 2017.
    Spence, Rachel, Limits of a borderless vision, FT Weekend, 18-19 March 2017
    Vali, Murtaza, Sharjah Biennial 13, Artforum, Summer 2017, pp.353-354
    Wullshlager, Jackie, from Ear to Ear to Eye, FTweekend, 16–17 December 2017, p.16

  • 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, 4th August.
    Searle Adrian, Liverpool Biennial Review – Litterbugs, Light Shows and Left Luggage, The Guardian, 12th July.
    Sherlock, Amy, Liverpool Biennial 2016, Frieze Magazine, July.
    Williams, Zoe, Read My Lips, The Guardian 13th April.
    Campbell, Laura, A Walk Through of British Art Show 8, list.co.uk, 29 February.
    Benmakhlouf, Adam, British Art Show 8: Our Top 7, theskinny.co.uk, 15 February.

  • 2015

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

  • 2014

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

  • 2013

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