Aman Mojadidi

Aman Mojadidi


2003    MA Honors, Cultural Anthropology: Conflict & Cultural Politics of Identity

1998    BA Honors, Cultural Anthropology: Post-colonialism, 3rd World Development


Select Exhibitions

2019 Outliers, The Franklin, Chicago, IL, USA (upcoming - September 2019)


2019 We Are Invisible Here (solo exhibition), Slag Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, USA (upcoming - August 2019)


2018 Remembering a Future (lecture-performance), Age of Terror: Art Since 9/11;           Imperial War Museum, London, United Kingdom


2017 Once Upon a Place, Public installation in collaboration with Times                                Square Arts, Times Square, NYC, New York


2016 What They Fear (performative-installation), An Age of Our Own Making; Images Biennale, Roskilde/Copenhagen, Denmark


2016 Untitled Garden #1 (installation), Dhaka Art Summit; National Gallery, Shilpakala Academy, Dhaka, Bangladesh


2015 The Uprooted & The Gift Givers (performance), Field Meeting #3: Thinking Performance; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, USA


2015 Adrift (site-specific installation), 12th Havana Biennale: Between the Idea & the Experience; Havana, Cuba


2015 The Brick (sculpture), Crisis of History v3 Beyond History; Tolhuistuin, Amsterdam, Netherlands


2015 Humanity House (installation), Crisis of History v2 Fight History; Tolhuistuin, Amsterdam, Netherlands


2014 Commodified (installation), Asia Triennial Manchester; The Imperial War Museum-North, Manchester, UK


2014 A Day in the Life of a Jihadi Gangster, Crisis of History v1 Welcome to the End of History; Tolhuistuin, Amsterdam, Netherlands


2014 Love Letters From Home (installation), Art Amongst War: Visual Culture in Afghanistan 1979-2014; The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) Art Gallery, Ewing, New Jersey


2014 Love Letters From Home (installation), Dear Diary: Update All; Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, New York


2013 A Garden Lay in Ruin Upon the Earth While Birds & Planes Battle for the Sky (video), UTOPIA - Babylon, Baby! (group); Galerie Utopia at art berlin contemporary (abc), Berlin and PARALLEL VIENNA, Vienna, Austria


2012 What Histories Lay Beneath Our Feet? (installation), Ft. Kochi/Muziris Biennale, Ft. Kochi, Kerala, India


2012 A Garden Lay in Ruin Upon the Earth While Birds & Planes Battle for the Sky (video), The Garden of Eden: Lost & Found (group); Galerie Utopia, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France


2012 Resolution (installation), dOCUMENTA (13); Bunker im Weinberg, Kassel, Germany & Queen's Palace-Babur Gardens, Kabul, Afghanistan


2011 BaAman-e-Khuda Watan/Goodbye Homeland (solo); Galerie Nikki Diana Marquardt, Paris, France


2011 Love Letters From Home (installation), The State: Social/Antisocial? (group); Traffic Gallery, Dubai


2011 Static (audio), MENASA Studio Dispatches (group); The Island, ArtEast, and Art Dubai Special Projects; Art Dubai 2011, Dubai, UAE


Select Experience & Related Activity

2018-Current Arts Grants & Culture Specialist, Silk Road Cultural Initiative, Aga Khan Trust for Culture, Kabul, Afghanistan


2015-16 Curator, Imago Mundi-Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, & Pakistan, The Luciano Benetton Collection / Fabrica, Treviso, Italy


2014 Artist-in-Residence, la Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris, France


2013 Curator, Imago Mundi-Afghanistan, The Luciano Benetton Collection / Fabrica, Treviso, Italy


2013 Artist-in-Residence, Traffic - Museum Without Walls, Dubai, UAE


2012 KHOJ Artist-in-Residence, Dharamsala, India


2012 Co-Curator, dOCUMENTA (13), Afghanistan Seminars & Exhibition


2011-2010 Independent Professional, Goethe Institute-Kabul, Contemporary Art & Culture Survey (North)


2010 Coordinator, Wallords: Street Art Workshop 2010providing a 1-week workshop to young Afghan artists led by visiting international street artist CHU


2010 Consultant, United Nations Education, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Afghanistan; Draft Policy Framework for the Rehabilitation of Cultural & Creative Industries in Afghanistan


2010 Lecturer, Culture & Globalizationsummer course, American University, Kabul, Afghanistan; supported by the Goethe Institute-Kabul


2010 Lecturer, Artistic Practice of a Southern Fried Afghan,International Intervention & Contemporary Culture in Afghanistan Course, Sciences Po, Paris, France


2010-2009 Director of Culture & Heritage, Turquoise Mountain; Kabul, Afghanistan


Select Publications

The Exhibition; Contemporary Art & Visual Culture in Global Asia. IB Taurus, anticipated in early 2019


The Art of Conflict Chic: Imagined Geographies & the Search for a Post-Orientalist Identity; Conflict & Compassion: A Paradox of Difference in Contemporary Asian Art. HOME Publishers, 2016


Home and What Can One Say About Living in Kabul?; Edited Volume: One Story, Thirty Stories: An Anthology of Contemporary Afghan-American Literature. University of Arkansas Press, 2010


Humanitarians with Guns: Globalized Rights, Cultural Space, & Militarized Aid in Afghanistan; Edited Volume: Challenges and Paths to Global Justice. Palgrave McMillian. 2007



2014 Visiting Fellow, Participating in Politics: Art, Anthropology, and Advocacy in Afghanistan Bennington College; Bennington, Vermont


2012 TED Global Fellow


2010 Highly Commended, Freedom to Create Prize 2010; Singapore


2010 Makers Muse Award, The Kindle Project; America


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