Urok Shirhan


Urok Shirhan (Iraq/The Netherlands) is an artist and researcher working at the intersection of performance, visual arts and critical theory. Her practice explores the politics and poetics of sound, image and speech in relation to power and affect. Urok’s latest body of research considers the role of sound (and the voice in particular) in relation to forms of collectivity, dissidence and belonging. Recent presentations include Stroom Den Haag, NL; The Contemporary Art Museum of Crete, Greece; The Mosaic Rooms, London; e-flux Film & Video platform; Oberhausen Short Film Festival, Germany; The Derivative at the Beirut Art Center; The City Talks Back at Theatrum Mundi at Onassis Stegi, Athens; Casco Institute Working for the Commons, Utrecht; Theater of Operations at MoMA PS1, New York; Post Opera at TENT, Rotterdam; Live Works at the 38th Drodesera Festival, Italy; 5th Biennial for Young Art at NCCA, Moscow and Sonic Continuum at the Nottingham Contemporary.

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