Nadim Samman

Nadim Samman is Curator in Residence of studios das weisse haus and TBA21-Academy. His residency stay in Vienna, during which he`s participating in the artistic and research project of TBA21-Academy, lasts from September 2013 until March 2014.

More information about the project of TBA21-Aacdemy: tba21academy.org

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nationalities: British, Australian, Hong Kong Permanent Resident
contact: nadim.samman@gmail.com
web: http://www.nadimsamman.com

Education

2006-2011
Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London –PhD: ‘Between the Gulag and the Guggenheim: Post-Soviet Art & the United States of America’
2005 – 2006
Courtauld Institute of Art
MA History Of Art: Postmodernism & Poscommunism in Europe & Beyond, Dissertation: ‘The Emperor’s New Clothes: Contemporary Chinese Art & National Identity’
2001 – 2004
University College London, University Of London
BA (Hons) Philosophy.
1994-2001
West Island School, Hong Kong

Memberships

AICA (International Association of Art Critics) – Since 2009
RSSA (Royal Society for Asian Affairs) – Since 2005
Azerbaijan Union of Artists (Honorary) – Since 2012
Board Member – Marrakech Biennale – Since 2012

Curated

The Possibility of an Island , Import Projects, Berlin. May 16 – July 20, 2013. Screening program at Serra del Giardini, Venice (Museum of Everything, Official Collateral Project of the 55th Venice Biennale).[Feat. Bik van der Pol, Juliet Aranda, Mohaned Azzam Axza, Goldin+Senneby, Daniel Keller, Antti Laitinen, Maryam Omar, Alexander Ponomarev, Andrew Ranville, Antoine Renard, Nicholas Roberts.]

New Age of Aquarius , DUVE Berlin, March 9 – April 20, 2013. [Feat. Mark Titchner, Shezad Dawood, Matthew Stone, Shana Moultin, Juliana Leite, James Howard, Margo Trushina]

Kite & Laslett: Lichtspiel , Import Projects, Berlin. Feb 7 – March 9, 2013.

Plus/Minus , Postbanhof, Berlin, Nov 24, 2012– Feb 24, 2013. [Feat. Alex Schweder, Kite & Laslett, Hadley & Maxwell, Anja Henckel]

Liquid Archive: Johannes Förster,  Import Projects, Berlin. Nov 9 – Dec 10, 2012.

Continental Living , NEO Bankside, London, Oct 9-Nov 9, 2012. [Feat. Zak Ove, Goncalo Mabunda, Vincent Michea, Paa Joe, Aboudia, Bandoma, Hamidou Maiga, Leonce Raphael Agbodjelou, Hassan Hajjaj]

Technicolour Yawn (Part II) , Karst projects (Plymouth), Oct 9 – Nov 4, 2012.

Say Goodbye to Hollywood , Import projects, Berlin, Sept 6 – Oct 19, 2012. [Feat. Art 404, Elodie Pong, Nicolas Provost, Harm van den Dorpel, Artie Vierkant]

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Technicolour Yawn , Import projects (Berlin), May 24, 2012. [Feat. Ryan Trecartin, Shana Moulton, Ed Fornieles, Steve Bishop]

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Stuart Bailes , Edel Assanti, London, The 4th Marrakech Biennale: Higher Atlas , Theatre Royal, Citernes de la Koutoubia, Bank Al-Maghrib, Dar al Mam’un, Cyberparc Artset Moullay. Marrakech, Morocco. Feb 29 – June 3, 2012. www.higheratlas.org  / http://www.marrakechbiennale.org  [with Carson Chan] [Feat. 40 large-scale specially commissioned site-specific installations in historic buildings and public spaces throughout Marrakech – Alex Schweder La & Khadija Carroll La, Alexander Ponomarev, Andrew Ranville, Christopher Mayo, CocoRosie, Ethan Hayes-Chute, Eva Grubinger, Faouzi Laatiris, Florian & Michael Quistrebert, Gideon Lewis-Kraus, Hadley+Maxwell, Hassan Darsi, Joe Clark, Jon Nash, Juliana Cerqueira Leite, Juergen Mayer H., Katarzyna Przezwań ska, Katia Kameli, Leung Chi Wo, Luca Pozzi, Matthew Stone & Phoebe Collings-James, Megumi Matsubara, Pascale Marthine Tayou, Roger Hiorns, Sinta Werner, Sophie Erlund, Tue Greenfort,Younes Baba-Ali, Jmaa, Aleksandra Domanović , Anri Sala, Karthik Pandian, Elín Hansdóttir, Barkow Leibinger Architects, Felix Kiessling, Finnbogi Pétursson, Megumi Matsubara]

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Farkhad Khalilov: Acquaintance , 1508 Gallery (London), Oct 6, 2011

One of a Thousand Ways to Defeat Entropy,  Official Collateral Project of the 54th  Venice Biennale, Arsenale Novissimo Tesa Nappa 89, June 3 – Nov 27 2011. [Feat. Adrian Ghenie, Hans Op de Beeck, Ryoichi Kurokawa, Alexander Ponomarev]

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Macroscopia , Barbarian Art (Zurich), 25 Nov – 14 Jan 2010-2011.

Alexander Ponomarev: Sea Stories,  Calvert 22 Foundation (London), Oct 6 – Nov 21, 2010.

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Robert Polidori: Interiors , The Arts Club Mayfair (London), 13-30th  April 2010.

Andrew Ranville: Roots Radical , T1+2 Gallery / The HIVE, Greatorex St, Whitechapel (London). March 20 – April 20, 2010.

A Positive View  – International photography exhibition at Somerset House (London), followed by charity auction at Christie’s, London. Patron: Prince William http://www.apositiveview.com , March-April 2010. [Feat.130 photographers including Testino, Newton, Cartier-Bresson…]. Commissioned portrait of Prince William.

SubZero: Alexander Ponomarev , 1 Melton St (London), Oct 2010

Makarevich & Elagina: Mushrooms of the Russian Avant-Garde , A Foundation – Rochelle School / Club Row (London), 5-22nd  Nov 2008. & Gallerie Sandmann, Berlin, Dec 2008. (Catalogue)

Object Salon , Whitespace Gallery, Mason’s Yard (London), 11 Sept – 10 October 2008.

Antanas Sutkus: Lithuanian Portraits , Whitespace Gallery, Mason’s Yard (London), October 2008.

(Catalogue) & Galerie Photographer.ru, Moscow. Jan 2009.

Andrey Tarkovsky: Bright, Bright Day , Whitespace Gallery, St Peter’s Church, Vere St (London), 22 Nov 2007 – 20 Jan 2008. (Catalogue)

Rustam Khalfin:Love Races , Whitespace Gallery, St Peter’s Church, Vere St (London), 4 Oct – 10 Nov 2007. (Catalogue)

Elliott Erwitt/David Goldblatt/Tony Ray Jones/Jacqueline Hassink/Martin Parr/Stephen Gill/ Jurgen Teller/Archive Photos from Soviet Russia: Being Beauteous , Whitespace Gallery, St Peter’s Church, Vere St (London), 20 April – 2 June 2007. (Catalogue)

Many publications, catalogues, contributions to pre-reviewed journals, art reviews and articles.