Lawrence Abu Hamdan

British-Lebanese, b. 1985

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Lawrence Abu Hamdan

British-Lebanese, b. 1985

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The multifaceted work of Lawrence Abu Hamdan takes a critical look at politics, specifically how it relates to sound, and the implications of today’s pervasive culture of surveillance and listening and recording technologies. His work is often a mix of documentary, video and sound, installation, performance, and even workshops, influenced by his background in DIY music. As the commissioned artist for the 2015 Armory Show, Abu Hamdan created an audio essay and more than 5,000 “bugged” bags of potato chips based on research from MIT that shows how nearly any object might one day be turned into a listening device or “visual microphone.”

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Solo show at a major institution
Hammer Museum, and 1 more
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Group show at a major institution
Tate Modern, and 4 more
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Collected by a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
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Artforum, and 4 more
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New Museum Triennial, and 4 more
Biography

The multifaceted work of Lawrence Abu Hamdan takes a critical look at politics, specifically how it relates to sound, and the implications of today’s pervasive culture of surveillance and listening and recording technologies. His work is often a mix of documentary, video and sound, installation, performance, and even workshops, influenced by his background in DIY music. As the commissioned artist for the 2015 Armory Show, Abu Hamdan created an audio essay and more than 5,000 “bugged” bags of potato chips based on research from MIT that shows how nearly any object might one day be turned into a listening device or “visual microphone.”

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Blue chip status
Blue chip representation
Represented by internationally reputable galleries.
User
Solo show at a major institution
Hammer Museum, and 1 more
Group
Group show at a major institution
Tate Modern, and 4 more
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 4 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
New Museum Triennial, and 4 more
Articles Featuring Lawrence Abu Hamdan
The Most Influential Artists of 2019
Dec 11th, 2019
The Most Influential Artists of 2019
Why Video Is the Art Form of the Moment
Nov 27th, 2019
Why Video Is the Art Form of the Moment
The Artsy Vanguard 2019: 50 Artists to Know Right Now
Sep 16th, 2019
The Artsy Vanguard 2019: 50 Artists to Know Right Now
Lawrence Abu Hamdan’s Potato Chips Carry a Message That’s Hard to Swallow
Mar 6th, 2015
Lawrence Abu Hamdan’s Potato Chips Carry a Message That’s Hard to Swallow
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