Jananne Al-Ani

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Visual Arts (photography, text)
Middle East, Europe, Western
Iraq, England (UK)
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Jananne Al-Ani, born in Iraq in 1966. She studied Fine Art at the Byam Shaw School of Art and graduated with an MA in Photography from the Royal College of Art in 1997. She lives and works in London.


Group Exhibitions (Choice)

Exhibition / Installation
2006 "Regards des photographes arabes contemporains“, Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris, France 2005 "Féminités en question“, Mains d´oeuvres, Saint-Ouen, France "(Hi)story“, Kunstmuseum Thun, Thun, Switzerland "The World is a Stage: Stories Behind Pictures”, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan "Beyond East and West: Seven Transnational Artists”, Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, USA 2004 "Women by Women - Acht Fotografinnen aus der Arabien“, Leinwandhaus, Frankfurt (Main), Germany "Stranger Than Fiction“, Abersytwyth Arts Centre, Abersytwyth, Great Britain "Veil/Slöjan“, Kulturhuset, Stockholm, Sweden 2003 "DisORIENTation“, House of World Cultures, Berlin "Veil”, Institute of International Visual Arts, London, Great Britain 2002 "The Body as Territory Rencontres“, Internationals de la Photographie, Arles, France 2001 "Attitude. A History of Posing”, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, Great Britain "In Memoriam”, The New Art Gallery, Walsall, Great Britain 2000 "Ekbátana?“, Nikolaj Contemporary Art Center, Copenhagen, Sweden "East International“, Norwich Art Gallery, Norwich, Great Britain "Strokes of Genius. Contemporary Iraqi Art”, Brunei Gallery, London, Great Britain 1997 "20/20“, Kingsgate Gallery, London, Great Britain 1996 "The John Kobal Portrait Award”, National Portrait Gallery, London, Great Britain 1987 "Women in View”, Brixton Art Gallery, London, Great Britain

Solo Exhibitions (Choice)

Exhibition / Installation
2005 "The Visit”, Tate Britain, London, Great Britain 2004 "Jananne Al-Ani”, Norwich Gallery, Norwich, Great Britain "Islamische Welten. Love Affairs“, ifa-Galerie Berlin, Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen, Berlin, Germany 1999 Smithsonian Institution, Washington, USA Imperial War Museum, London, Großbritannien 1998 Margaret Harvey Gallery, St Albans, Great Britain


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Contemporary Artists from Middle East

(20 March 03 - 11 May 03)
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