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Virtual Lecture “Core Program Series: Lawrence Abu Hamdan”


The latest edition of the ongoing “Core Lecture Series” features contemporary artist Lawrence Abu Hamdan.

In this free talk, Abu Hamdan unpacks his artistic career. His work focuses on the intersection of sound and politics, stemming from his background as a touring musician. His audio investigations have provided evidence at the Asylum and Immigration Tribunal in the United Kingdom, and as advocacy for organizations such as Amnesty International and Defence for Children International.

Live via Zoom
Thursday, October 8, 2020 at 12 Noon

Questions? Call 713.639.7500

About the Artist
Lawrence Abu Hamdan was born in Amman, Jordan, in 1985. His work can be found in the collections of institutions including the Centre Pompidou in Paris, the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, and the Tate Modern in London. He has received the Edvard Munch Art Award, Nam June Paik Award, the Tiger award for short film, and a nomination for the Turner Prize.

About the Core Residency Program
Established in 1982, the Glassell School of Art’s Core Residency Program offers postgraduate residencies for art critics and visual artists.


The Core Program at the Glassell School of Art receives generous funding from The Joseph & Sylvia Slifka Foundation; The Powell Foundation; The Glassell Family Foundation; and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Core fellowships have been underwritten by The Dickson-Allen Foundation; Mr. Brad Blume; Mr. and Mrs. Jamal H. Daniel; The Francis L. Lederer Foundation; McClain Gallery; Karen Pulaski; and The Arch and Stella Rowan Foundation, Inc.