Kenyon College

Jananne Al-Ani


Jananne Al-Ani was born in Kirkuk, Iraq. Her conceptually based art is most often an investigation of land, memory, history and visual evidence.

For Shadow Sites II she used a simple Super 16mm film camera on a mount attached to the wing of a Cessna airplane. The terrain below is Jordan, a major crossroads in the Middle East for centuries. She is purposefully mimicking historical and current reconnaissance footage.  Al-Ani’s work has been exhibited and collected internationally, from the Sackler Gallery, Washington D.C., to the Centre Pompidou, Paris, the Venice Biennale, and the Imperial War Museum, London. She currently lives in London.


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