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Mariam Ghani is a Brooklyn-based artist whose research-based practice examines places, spaces and moments where social and political structures take on visible and tangible forms. Some projects, such as Kabul: Partial Reconstructions (2002-07) and Index of the Disappeared (2004-ongoing), span multiple years and disciplines. Ghani’s work in video and installation has been screened and exhibited internationally, at venues including MoMA, NYC (2011), the Sharjah Biennials 9 and 10 (2011, 2009), the Beijing 798 Biennial (2009), the National Gallery, Washington DC (2008), the Tate Modern, London (2007), d/Art, Sydney (2006), Futura, Prague (2005), the Liverpool Biennial (2004), and transmediale, Berlin (2003). Her public and participatory projects have been commissioned by Creative Time in New York, VFC in Berlin and Amsterdam, CEPA in Buffalo, the Arab American National Museum in Detroit, and Turbulence, Longwood and artwurl online. Her critical writing has been featured in Filmmaker, FUSE, Pavilion, Viralnet, the Journal of Aesthetics + Protest, and the Radical History Review. She has been awarded the NYFA and Soros Fellowships, grants from the Graham Foundation, CEC ArtsLink, the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation and the Experimental Television Center, and residencies at LMCC, Eyebeam Atelier, Smack Mellon, and the Akademie Schloss Solitude. She has a B.A. in Comparative Literature from NYU and an MFA in Photography, Video + Related Media from SVA, and has taught at Cooper Union and NYU.