Lawrence Abu Hamden


Lawrence Abu Hamden is a contemporary artist based in Beirut. He was born in Amman in 1985. His work looks into the political effects of listening, using various kinds of audio to explore its effects on human rights and law. Because of his work with sound, Abu Hamdan has testified as an expert witness in asylum hearings in the United Kingdom.

He was nominated for - and jointly won with Tai Shani, Oscar Murillo and Helen Cammock - the 2019 Turner Prize for his work based on interviews with former detainees at a Syrian prison.