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Zahia Rahmani

Global Faculty in Residence
zr9@nyu.edu
(212) 992-7747
352 - 411 Laf

Office Hours
Tuesday 2:30-5:00

Algerian-born academic and author Zahia Rahmani is an art historian and writer of fiction, memoirs and cultural criticism. She is the director of the, Art History and Globalization Research Program, at the National Institute for Art History (INHA-Paris), an interdisciplinary program that focuses on contemporary artistic practices in a globalised world. She is also the author, of a literary trilogy devoted to contemporary figures of the so-called banished men: Moze, 2003; "Musulman", roman, 2005 and France, récit d’une enfance, 2006, published by Sabine Wespieser Editor. In 2020, she was awarded the, Albertine Book Prize, for, “Muslim”, A Novel, Vellum Publisher. Her work on territorial capture and its representations gave rise to the research project that resulted in, Made in Algeria: Genealogy of a Territory, a book and exhibition on colonial cartography, and visual representations of territories at the Museum of Europe and the Mediterranean Civilisations (MuCEM-Marseille). She is currently conducting two research projects: - Seismography of struggles - Towards a global history of critical and cultural journals - A census of 1000 journals produced by non-Western communities. This research work has led to the production of an audiovisual work widely received internationally. And the publication of two books published by Editions Jean-Michel Place. - Lost paradises, Colonisation of Landscapes, Destruction of Eco-anthroposystems - A project that is part of the environmental humanities. Its ambition is to contribute to the knowledge of "disappeared landscapes" for ecological and humanitarian purposes.

Books

2023

Seismography of Struggles: Towards a Global History of Critical and Cultural Journals (19th and 20th Centuries) Vol 1: Epicenters and Vol: 2 Répliques

Zahia Rahmani's Seismography of Struggles: Towards a Global History of Critical and Cultural Journals (19th and 20th Centuries), Vol 1: Epicenters and Vol: 2 Répliques was published by Nouvelles Editions Place/INHA.

Performances, Productions, Exhibitions & Releases

2023

Seismography of Struggles - Towards a Global History of Critical and Cultural Journals

Zahia Rahmani’s exhibition Seismography of Struggles - Towards a Global History of Critical and Cultural Journals was displayed at Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh from September 24, 2022 - April 2, 2023, as part of the 58th Carnegie International, Pittsburgh.

Zahia Rahmani