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Lawrence Abu Hamdan (1985, Jordan) is a “Private Ear”. His interest with sound and its intersection with politics originate from his background as a touring musician and facilitator of DIY music. The artists audio investigations has been used as evidence at the UK Asylum and Immigration Tribunal and as advocacy for organisations such as Amnesty International and Defence for Children International together with fellow researchers from Forensic Architecture. Abu Hamdan received his PhD in 2017 from Goldsmiths College London. In 2017, his film Rubber Coated Steel won the Tiger short film award at the Rotterdam International Film festival, The audience award at 25 FPS Festival in Zagreb, and the Dialog Award at European Media Art festival in Osnabruk. In 2016, he won the Nam June Paik Award for new media. Abu Hamdan is a fellow at the University of Chicago, was 2017/2018 guest of the DAAD Künstlerprogramm in Berlin, and a 2015-17 fellow at the Vera List Centre for Art and Politics at the New School in New York. His works are part of collections at MoMA, Guggenheim, Van AbbeMuseum, Centre Pompidou, and Tate Modern.

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