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Oraib Toukan



Counting Memories

Oraib Toukan

Jordanian Artist

The body of works presented in this exhibition relate to memory and historical absence/presence in a region built on déjà vu. The underlying current behind these works is an examination of political promiscuity in our present and an interrogation of a so-called collective memory of the Middle East.

> Remind me to remember to forget
> The New Middle East
> One donkey and three phrases
> Man with a tattoo
> Icon Series
> Trying to count memories without laughter’s disruption
> Good Morning Beirut

 



Oraib Toukan - Curriculum Vitae

Born in Boston, USA 1977
Speos Photography Institute; Paris, France: Courses through a French Cultural Center Grant 2003
B.Sc. 1998 & M.Sc. 2001; London School of Economics, London, England
Lives and works in Amman since 1998

Oraib Toukan is an emerging Jordanian artist who primarily works in photography, video and installation. Known for the socio-political content of her work, she has received two regional awards and various international fellowships and residency placements at prestigious institutes such as the Vermont Studio Center and ART OMI New York. Her works have been included in select group shows, including the Euro-Mediterranean Tunis Biennial and the 2007 Valencia/Sao Paulo Biennial. Recently, she has also produced out-of-gallery public art interventions. Toukan works as an independent photographer, and has taught, lectured in and written on contemporary art practices. She has initiated and managed various experimental arts programs in Jordan.

 

See also:

> Counting Memories, by Oraib Toukan
Remind me to remember to forget - video
The New Middle East - interactive installation
One donkey and three phrases - video installation
Man with a tattoo - photography
Icon Series - photography
Trying to count memories without laughter’s disruption - video
Good Morning Beirut - installation

Contemplating Oraib Toukan’s Counting Memories by Nat Muller
Review by Sama Alshaibi
Review by Pierre Abi Saab


> Au Detour du Jourdain, photography by Farida Hamak

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