Lawrence Abu Hamdan
In 2012 London-based artist Lawrence Abu Hamdan had two solo shows featuring new commissioned workThe Freedom Of Speech Itself at The Showroom, London and The Whole Truth at CASCO, Utrecht. In 2013 these works have subsequently been shown at Tate Modern, London, Extra City, Antwerp, Beirut, Cairo and as part of his residency at IASPIS, Stockholm. His ongoing project Aural Contract has been recently exhibited at Arnolfini, Bristol (2013) and The Taipei Biennial (2012). Abu Hamdan is one of the four artists comprising the group Model Court whose first major solo presentation was Resolution 978HD at Gasworks, London (2013). His hybridized practice means that he has written for various publications such as Cabinet Magazine and the 10th Sharjah Biennial and is part of the group running the arts space Batroun Projects in north Lebanon. Abu Hamdan is a part of the research team for Forensic Architecture at Goldsmiths College where he is also a Phd candidate and lecturer.