Dima Hamadeh

Field of Practice:

Visual Arts

Fellowship:

Solitude fellowship

City, Country:

Beirut, Lebanon

Year:

2017, 2018, 2019

Dima Hamadeh is a researcher, writer and translator currently based in Beirut. She holds a research MA in Cultural Analysis (Culture and Arts) from the University of Amsterdam and a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Media Studies from the Lebanese University, Beirut. Her work is focused on areas related to contemporary art practices within the Arab context, in terms of their epistemological frameworks and thematics, modes and conditions of production, institutions and labour. In 2014, Hamadeh launched an ongoing research initiative on Arab Feminisms, studying Arab female/feminist re-presentations, theoretical, literary and artistic, in anti-colonial struggles, as well as feminist Islamic hermeneutics, and militarized feminist movements. She has since been organising related study groups in collaboration with, a.o., 98Weeks and Lebanese feminist groups. Between 2014 and 2017, Hamadeh operated as assistant director of Beirut Art Center, where she initiated a platform that activates discussions on the future of institutional arts in light of a shifting definition of cultural labour.

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