ABOUT

Nasrin Himada is a writer and curator residing in Montréal. Her interdisciplinary research interests focus on the history of Palestinian cinema, art and activism, and the militarization of urban space through prison infrastructure and police surveillance. She is the co-editor of the journal Scapegoat: Architecture/Landscape/Political Economy.

TEXT

WRITING

2015 “I lick my snout like a tiger who has just devoured a deer:” On the Politics of Entanglement in Poetry and the Visual Arts. C Magazine. (Forthcoming)

2015 The Colour of Spatial Infinity is Red: On Micha Cárdenas’ Redshift and PortalMetal. E-Fagia. (Forthcoming)

2015 UltraTranslation: A Conversation with Jen Hofer. Scapegoat: Journal of Architecture/Landscape/Political Economy. (Forthcoming)

2015 The Poetics of Process as Practice: Letter-Writing with Maiko Tanaka. Scapegoat: Journal of Architecture/Landscape/Political Economy. (Forthcoming)

2013 Nous la forêt: A Conversation with Épopée on the Québec Student Uprising. Scapegoat: Journal of Architecture/Landscape/Political Economy. 2013 Prison America: A Conversation with Chris Kraus on Summer of Hate. Scapegoat: Journal of Architecture/Landscape/Political Economy. 2013 Palestine-Palestine. Issue Editorial, co-authored with Reena Katz. FUSE Magazine: Art/Culture/Politics. 2012 Living in a Place with No Prisons. FUSE Magazine: Art/Culture/Politics 2012 Open Collectivities: Nasrin Himada in Conversation with Red Channels. FUSE Magazine: Art/Culture/Politics 2011 Hezbollah’s Urban Plan: An Interview with Mona Fawaz. Scapegoat: Journal of Architecture/Landscape/Political Economy. 2011 Face in the House, Yu-Hang Huang’s catalogue essay. A Space Gallery, Toronto, ON.

2010 Cinematic Resistance in Elia Suleiman’s Divine Intervention. West Coast Line

2010 This Place They Dried From The Sea: An Interview with Kamal Aljafari. Montreal Serai 2009 Cinematic Practice Does Politics: An Interview with Julia Loktev. Inflexions: A Journal for Research-Creation. 2009 Becoming Apprentice to Material: An Interview with Adam Bobbette. Inflexions: A Journal for Research-Creation. 2009 Plants Don’t Have Legs: An Interview with Gina Badger. Inflexions: A Journal for Research-Creation. 2009 The Micropolitics of “Making Collective.” Co-authored with Erin Manning. Inflexions: A Journal for Research-Creation.

EDITING

2015 Eros. Scapegoat: Architecture/Landscape/Political Economy, Issue 9 (Fall/Winter 2015). Co-Edited with Christie Pearson. Forthcoming

2014 Incarceration. Scapegoat: Architecture/Landscape/Political Economy, Issue 7 (Summer/Fall 2014). Co-Edited with Chris Lee. 2013 Palestine-Palestine. FUSE Magazine: Arts/Culture/Politics, 36.2 (Spring 2013). Co-edited with Reena Katz. 2009 Micropolitics: Exploring Ethico-Aesthetics. Inflexions: Journal for Research-Creation, no. 3 (September 2009). Co-edited with Erin Manning.

PROJECTS

RADIO

Prison Radio: Featured talk on Scapegoat Journal’s Incarceration issue Republic of love: art, cultural resistance and sacred mysticism. Episode 1: Show Launch: Cultural Resistance in Palestine Republic of love: art, cultural resistance and sacred mysticism. Episode 3: We All Got Shot Being Holders, Being Held: Oral Reading of an Image That’s Been on my Mind Interview on Under The Olive Tree.

FILM

2015 Invited Curator. Regards Palestiniens, 8e edition. Cinémathèque Québécoise. Montréal QC.

2015 Invited Curator. The New Palestinian Image: Presenting Kamal Aljafari’s Cinematic Work. Echo Park Film Center. Los Angeles, CA. 2011 Invited Curator with Vicki Moufawad-Paul . Excessively Palestine: A Few Films, A Few Questions. Sixteen Beaver. New York City.

2009 Invited Curator. Entre Palestina e Irak: La Historia y Memoria de los Archivos. Gallery Espacio g. Valparaiso, Chile.

2009 Invited Curator. Images in Time//Images in a Time of War. VAV Gallery. Montréal, Québec. 2006 Invited Curator. Roots and Resistance: Presenting Film and Video Work Montréal, Québec. by Aboriginal Queer Artists. Image + Nation: festival international de cinema lgbtq de Montréal. Montréal, Québec. 2005 Invited Curator. Deforming Body: Video Work by Arab-Canadian Artists Image + Nation: festival international de cinema lgbtq de Montréal, Québec.

LINKS

Scapegoat Journal Fuse Magazine
Inflexions Journal Venus Radio

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