Biography

Artist and composer Joe Namy’s practice addresses the encoded expressions of identity, memory and power in forms of sonic organisation. His projects have explored the gender dynamics of bass, the colour and tone of military programmes and the migration of musical instruments.

Namy’s work has been exhibited, screened and amplified at numerous international venues, including Sharjah Biennial 13 (2017); Berlinale (2014, 2016, 2017); Asia Culture Center, Gwangju, South Korea (2016); SALT, Istanbul (2016); Sursock Museum, Beirut (2015); Theater der Welt, Mannheim, Germany (2014); Home Works 6, Ashkal Alwan, Beirut (2013); Art X Detroit: Kresge Arts Experience, Detroit Science Center, US (2011); Beirut Art Center (2010) and international underground dance floors. He was also a participant in two Sharjah Art Foundation March Meetings (2012, 2016), and he runs Electric Kahraba, an experimental radio programme that operates out of Clocktower Radio, New York.

Namy holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, US (2003) and received a Master of Fine Arts from New York University (2010). Namy was a fellow in the inaugural Home Workspace Program (2011-2012) and serves as the Resident Advisor for the current Home Workspace Program (2016-2017).

Born in 1978 in Lansing, US, he now lives and works in Beirut.

This person was part of Sharjah Biennial 13, March Meeting 2016 and March Meeting 2012.

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