Jananne Al-Ani (IQ) studied Fine Art at the Byam Shaw School of Art and graduated with an MA in Photography from the Royal College of Art in 1997. She is currently Senior Research Fellow at the University of the Arts London. Throughout her work, Al-Ani tackles issues of conflict, loss and displacement. Al-Ani is the recipient of the Abraaj Capital Art Prize (2011), the East International Award (2001), and the John Kobal Photographic Portrait Award (1996). Her work is included in several collections, among which Tate Gallery and Arts Council England, Centre Pompidou, and Louis Vuitton Foundation for Creation, Paris.
Jananne Al-Ani: 'Shadow Sites'
In the last five years Jananne Al-Ani has developed a portfolio of film and photographic works titled The Aesthetics of Disappearance: A Land Without People, which explores the disappearance of the body in contested and highly charged landscapes by examining the development of film and photography in relation to the technology of flight.
Session 7: Landscape Transformation
Saturday 28 February
10:30 - 12:30
Paradiso, Main Hall
Humans have built cities, physical infrastructures, roads and railways and electricity grids. Through agriculture humans have changed the face of the Earth dramatically. Humans have also created artificial islands from sand, turned lakes into polders, valleys into lakes, diverted the courses of rivers, and through irrigation made lakes into deserts.