Jananne Al-Ani

Jananne Al-Ani is an artist working with photography, film and video. 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 is currently Senior Research Fellow at the University of the Arts London.

Solo exhibitions of her work have been held at the Beirut Art Center (2013): Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Washington DC (2012 and 1999); Darat al Funun, Amman (2010); Art Now -Tate Britain, London (2005) and the Imperial War Museum, London (1999). She has participated in the13th Istanbul Biennial (2013); Sharjah Biennial 11 (2013); the 18th Biennale of Sydney (2012) and the 54th Venice Biennale (2011). Recent group exhibitions include She Who Tells Story, Museum of Fine Art, Boston (2013); Catalyst: Contemporary Art and War, Imperial War Museum North, Manchester (2013); Arab Express, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo (2012); Before the Deluge, CaixaForum, Barcelona (2012); Topographies de la Guerre, Le Bal, Paris (2011); Closer, Beirut Art Center (2009); The Screen-Eye or the New Image: 100 Videos to Rethink the World, Casino Luxembourg (2007) and Without Boundary: Seventeen Ways of Looking, Museum of Modern Art, New York (2006). She has also co-curated exhibitions including Veil (2003/4) and Fair Play (2001/2). Recipient of the Abraaj Capital Art Prize (2011); the East International Award (2001) and the John Kobal Photographic Portrait Award (1996), her work can be found in many permanent collections among them the Tate Gallery and Arts Council England, London; Centre Pompidou and Fondation Louis Vuitton pour la Création, Paris; the Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC; Museum Moderner Kunst, Vienna; and Darat al Funun, Amman.

  • Aerial II, 2011, archival pigment print, 145cm x 115.5cm

  • Aerial I, 2011, archival pigment print, 145cm x 115.5cm

  • Excavators, 2010, 2'24" min. loop