Profile

Ariella Aïsha Azoulay is Professor of Modern Culture and Media in the Department of Comparative Literature at Brown University.

Her recent books include Potential History: Unlearning Imperialism (Verso, 2019), Aïm Deüelle Lüski and Horizontal Photography (Leuven University Press and Cornell University Press, 2013), From Palestine to Israel: A Photographic Record of Destruction and State Formation, 1947-1950 (Pluto Press, 2011), Civil Imagination: The Political Ontology of Photography (Verso, 2012), and The Civil Contract of Photography (Zone Books, 2008), and The One State Condition: Occupation and Democracy between the Sea and the River, co-authored with Adi Ophir (Stanford University Press, 2012).

She is Curator of the archive “Act of State 1967-2007” ( Centre Pompidou, 2016), Enough! The Natural Violence of the New World Order (F/Stop festival, Leipzig, 2016), “The Natural History of Rape,” Pembroke Hall, Brown University, “The Body Politic” [in Really Useful Knowledge, curated by What, How & for Whom / WHW], Reina Sofia, Madrid; When The Body Politic Ceases To Be An Idea, Exhibition Room – Manifesta Journal Around Curatorial Practices No 16 (folded format in Hebrew, MOBY, 2013), Potential History (2012, Stuk / Artefact, Louven), Untaken Photographs (2010, Igor Zabel Award,The Moderna galerija, Lubliana; Zochrot, Tel Aviv), Architecture of Destruction (Zochrot, Tel Aviv), Everything Could Be Seen (Um El Fahem Gallery of Art).

She is the director of the documentary films CIVIL ALLIANCES, PALESTINE 47-48 (2012), I ALSO DWELL AMONG YOUR OWN PEOPLE: CONVERSATIONS WITH ASMI BISHARA (2004),and THE FOOD CHAIN (2004).

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Candice Hopkins

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Lana Lin

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Ghazaleh Avarzamani

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