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Dena Al-Adeeb

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Baghdadi Meme/Wars Project. Still/Chaos Series, 2010 Photography: Digital Archival Print And Video
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Efface/Remain, 2010 Photography: Digital Archival Print And Video 28 Inches X42 Inches (Editions1 Of 4+2 Ap) © Dena Al-Adeeb and Sama Alshaibi
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Efface/Remain, 2010 Photography: Digital Archival Print 28inches X 42 Inches (Editions Of 4+2 Ap) © Dena Al-Adeeb and Sama Alshaibi
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Efface/Remain, 2010 Photography: Digital Archival Print 28inches X 42 Inches (Editions Of 4+2 Ap) © Dena Al-Adeeb and Sama Alshaibi
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Absence/Presence, 2010 Photography: Digital Archival Print And Video Four Triptychs, Each Image Individually Printed 15x17each © Dena Al-Adeeb and Sama Alshaibi
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Absence/Presence , 2010 Photography: Digital Archival Print Four Triptychs, Each Image Individually Printed 15x17each © Dena Al-Adeeb and Sama Alshaibi
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Absence/Presence , 2010 Photography: Digital Archival Print Four Triptychs, Each Image Individually Printed 15x17each © Dena Al-Adeeb and Sama Alshaibi
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Still/Chaos, 2010 Photography: Digital Archival Print 9 Separate Images (20 Inch X 20 Inch) Sold Together As One Piece. © Dena Al-Adeeb and Sama Alshaibi
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Disturbance: 1990, 2013 Photography: Digital Archival Print And Video 28 Inches X 42 Inches © Dena Al-Adeeb
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Disturbance: 2003, 2013 Photography: Digital Archival Print And Video 28 Inches X 42 Inches © Dena Al-Adeeb
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Disturbance:1980, 2013 Photography: Digital Archival Print And Video 28 Inches X 42 Inches © Dena Al-Adeeb
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Taste of Displacement , 2014 Photography And Video 28 Inches X 42 Inches © Dena Al-Adeeb
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Taste of Displacement , 2014 Photography And Video 28 Inches And 42 Inches © Dena Al-Adeeb
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Taste of Displacement , 2014 Photography And Video 28 Inches X 42 Inches © Dena Al-Adeeb
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Taste of Displacement , 2014 Photography And Video 28 Inches X 42 Inches © Dena Al-Adeeb
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Taste of Displacement , 2014 Photography And Video 28 Inches X 42 Inches © Dena Al-Adeeb
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Taste of Displacement , 2014 Photography And Video 28 Inches X 42 Inches © Dena Al-Adeeb
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Taste of Displacement , 2014 Photography And Video 28 Inches And 42 Inches © Dena Al-Adeeb
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I. Al-Mutanabi St. Project , 2014 Illustration 8.5 Inches X 11 Inches © Dena Al-Adeeb
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II. Al-Mutanabi St. Project, 2014 Illustration 8.5 Inches X 11 Inches © Dena Al-Adeeb
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III. Al-Mutanabi St. Project , 2014 Illustration 8.5 Inches X 11 Inches © Dena Al-Adeeb
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Baghdad, Iraq
Birth year
1974
Lives in
New York
Works in
New York University and Pratt Institute
Statement

Dena Al-Adeeb is an artist, writer, researcher, educator and activist born in Baghdad, Iraq and is currently based in New York.

Dena is a Ph.D. candidate in the Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies Department, Culture and Representation track with a focus in Arts Politics at New York University.

Dena is also an Adjunct Faculty in the Department of Media, Culture and Communication at NYU and a Visiting Instructor in the Humanities and Media Studies Department and Pratt School of Architecture at the Pratt Institute.

Her work has been exhibited at the Arab American National Museum, Museum of Latin American Art, Light Work Gallery, Art 13: London: Modern and Contemporary Art Fair, Headlands Center for the Arts, Worth Ryder Gallery at the University of California-Berkeley, MECA at Mana Contemporary and Lelia Heller Gallery, The National Veterans Art Museum, Örebro International Videoart Festival, Darb 1718, Falaki Gallery, Mashrabia Gallery, Espcase Karim Francis Gallery, Bastakiya Art Fair, Galerie le Violon Bleu, Pro-Arts Gallery, among others. Dena has been a resident artist at Light Work and Mana Contemporary in New York.

Her work has been published in Alif: Journal of Comparative PoeticsThe Color of Violence AnthologyArab and Arab American Feminisms: Gender, Violence and Belonging, We Are Iraqis: Aesthetics and Politics in a Time of War AnthologyEncyclopedia of Women and Islamic CulturesContemporary Practices Journal, Art Dubai Journal,  Kritiker Literary, HYSTERIA, among others.

Dena describes her scholarship as being similar to her art practice, in that it is research-based and takes on a transnational and trans-disciplinary approach to research, theory and criticism. She develops fluid research methods and varied approaches to production and collaborative engagement. Her work takes on varied practices including writing, performance, installation, video, photography, sculpture and painting.  Dena’s work refracts the political aesthetic of memory, destruction and architecture. Conceptually obsessing over time and space through performative commemorations, she investigates the intersections of mapping collective trauma, exhumed architecture and necropolis geographies.