Biography

Artist Ayesha Hameed works in moving image, performance and writing to explore contemporary borders, migration and visual cultures of the Black Atlantic.  

Her work has been exhibited, screened and performed at numerous venues, including Camden Arts Centre, London (2018); Royal Academy of Arts, London (2018); Mosaic Rooms, London (2017); Dutch Art Institute, Arnhem, the Netherlands (2017); Alice Yard, Port of Spain, Trinidad (2016) and Ashkal Alwan, Beirut (2016).

Hameed is the Programme Leader for the MA in Contemporary Art Theory, Department of Visual Cultures at Goldsmiths, University of London and co-editor of Futures and Fictions (Repeater, 2017), which was nominated for a 2018 International Center of Photography's Infinity Award in the Critical Writing and Research category. She participated in residencies at Raw Material Academie 3, Dakar (as faculty member and observer) (2017); Contemporary Art Archipelago, Seili, Finland (2017); Alice Yard, Trinidad (2016, 2017) and Banff Centre for the Arts, Canada (2004, 2007, 2011), for which she was awarded a residency fellowship in 2005 and 2011.

She earned an MA in Social and Political Thought, York University, Canada (2001); a Graduate Certificate in Digital Technologies in Design Art Practice, Faculty of Fine Arts, Concordia University, Canada (2006) and a PhD in Social and Political Thought, York University, Canada (2008). She also took part in a postdoctoral fellowship at the Centre for Research Architecture, Goldsmiths, University of London (2012).

She currently lives and works in London.

 

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