Marwa Arsanios & Emma Hedditch
Marwa Arsanios (lives and works in Beirut, Lebanon) received her MFA from University of the Arts London in 2007, and was a researcher in the Fine Art department at Jan Van Eyck Academie from 2011 to 2012. She has had solo exhibitions at the Beirut Art Center (2017) the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles (2016), Witte de With, Rotterdam, the Netherlands (2016), Kunsthalle Lissabon, Lisbon (2015), and Art in General, New York (2015). Her work was also shown at the Thessaloniki Biennial (2015), 55th Venice Biennale (2013), l the 12th Istanbul Biennial (2011), Home Works Forum in Beirut (2010, 2013, 2015), Ludwig museum (2016), the New Museum, New York (2014), M HKA, Antwerp, Belgium (2013), and nGbK, Berlin (2012). Screenings of her videos have taken place at the Berlinale, Berlin (2010, 2015), e-flux storefront, New York (2009), and Centre Pompidou, Paris (2017, 2011). In 2012 Arsanios was awarded the special prize of the Pinchuk Future Generation Art Prize. She was nominated for the Hans Nefkens Foundation award in 2014 and more recently the Paulo Cunha e Silva art prize. Marwa is also the co-founder of 98weeks research project.
Emma Hedditch (b.1972, U.K) is an artist and writer living in New York. Emma has published texts in Afterall, Mute Magazine, and Art Monthly, and contributed to the books Rereading Appropriation (If I Can’t Dance, 2015) and Anarchic Sexual Desires of Plain Unmarried Schoolteachers (Selected Press, 2015). Emma’s self-published work includes A Political Feeling, I Hope So, Coming to Have a Public Life, Is it Worth it? and the e-book of performance scripts, I Don’t Want you to Work as Me, I Want you to Work for Me. Emma has worked at Cinenova, a feminist film and video distributor (1999–present), The Copenhagen Free University (2001–2008), and No Total, a site for performance (2012–present). She has participated in recent exhibitions including Finesse, curated by Leah Pires at the Wallach Art Gallery in New York, Claim a hand in the field that makes this form foam at Outpost Gallery in Norwich, U.K and Other Romances, curated by Em Rooney at Rachel Uffner in New York.