Mariam Ghani is an artist, writer, and filmmaker.
Her work looks at places and moments where social, political, and cultural structures take on visible forms.
Solo exhibitions include
- the Queens Museum of Art,
- the Saint Louis Art Museum,
- the Indianapolis Museum of Art,
- Gallery 320 in New Delhi, and
- the Gatchina Museum in St. Petersburg
Notable group exhibitions and screenings include
- dOCUMENTA 13,
- the Rotterdam Film Festival,
- the Liverpool Biennial,
- the Sharjah Biennial,
- the Dhaka Art Summit,
- the National Gallery in DC,
- the Secession in Vienna,
- the CCCB in Barcelona
- the Met Breuer in New York
- the MoMA
- the Guggenheim New York
Ghani has collaborated with artist Chitra Ganesh since 2004 as Index of the Disappeared, an experimental archive of post-9/11 detentions, deportations, renditions and redactions; with choreographer Erin Kelly since 2006 on the video series Performed Places; and with media archive collective Pad.ma since 2012 on the digitization and dissemination of the Afghan Films archive.
Ghani holds a B.A. in Comparative Literature from New York University and an MFA from the School of Visual Arts, and has received a number of awards, grants and fellowships, most recently from Creative Capital. She teaches at Queens College, CUNY, and Cooper Union.