Lamia Abukhadra is a Palestinian American artist currently based in Beirut and Minneapolis.
Her practice studies and confronts the irrational truths present within power structures; specifically settler colonial power structures, derived from imaginaries, ethoses, and ontological tools, and their extractive repercussions. Western colonial inventions such as urban planning, archiving, geography, and institutionalism have major effects on the perception of Palestine and Palestinians, Palestinian daily life, intimacy, historiography, cultural production etc. Using Palestine as a microcosm of urgency and resistance, she embeds speculative frameworks, intuited from practices present long before the settler colonial project, which bring to light intimate and historical connections, poetic occurrences, and generative possibilities of survival, mutation, and self-determination.
Lamia graduated from the University of Minnesota with a BFA in interdisciplinary studio art in 2018 and is a 2019-2020 Home Workspace Program Fellow at Ashkal Alwan in Beirut as well as a 2021-22 Jan Van Eyck Akademie Resident in Maastricht. Her work has been exhibited at Waiting Room, the Quarter Gallery, Soo Visual Arts Center, Yeah Maybe, and the Katherine E. Nash Gallery in Minneapolis and in Chicago at Unpacked Mobile Gallery. Lamia is a 2018-2019 Jerome Emerging Printmaking Resident at Highpoint Center for Printmaking, a 2019 resident at ACRE and the University of Michigan's Daring Dances initiative, and a recipient of a 2017 Soap Factory Rethinking Public Spaces grant.
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