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Job title
Research Fellow Member of Photography and the Archive Research Centre (PARC)
College name
London College of Communication
Email address
 Jananne Al-Ani


Jananne Al-Ani was born in Kirkuk, Iraq in 1966. She studied Fine Art at the Byam Shaw School of Art and graduated with an MA in Photography from the Royal College of Art in 1997. She is currently Senior Research Fellow at the University of the Arts London, and lives and works in London.


Research Interests

Creative practice, film, photography, cultural practices in the Middle East.

Research Statement

Working with photography, film and video, Al-Ani has a longstanding interest in the power of testimony and the documentary tradition, be it through intimate recollections of absence and loss or the exploration of more official accounts of historic events. Al-Ani's 'The Aesthetics of Disappearance; A Land Without People' engages with the disappearance of the body in contested and highly charged landscapes in the Middle East.

Research Outputs

  • Shadow Sites: Recent Work by Jananne Al-Ani. - Al-Ani, Jananne (2012) Shadow Sites: Recent Work by Jananne Al-Ani. (
  • The Future of a Promise - Al-Ani, Jananne (2011) The Future of a Promise. (
  • Women War Artists - Al-Ani, Jananne (2011) Women War Artists. (
  • Abraaj Capital Art Prize Exhibition - Al-Ani, Jananne (2011) Abraaj Capital Art Prize Exhibition. (
  • Shadow Sites II - Al-Ani, Jananne (2011) Shadow Sites II. (
  • Moving Portraits - Artists' Films: People & Places - Al-Ani, Jananne (2010) Moving Portraits - Artists' Films: People & Places (
  • Jananne Al-Ani: solo show - Al-Ani, Jananne (2010) Jananne Al-Ani: solo show (
  • Excavators is a single channel film which part of a larger portfolio of photographic and video work. - Al-Ani, Jananne (2010) Excavators. (
  • Shadow Sites I - Al-Ani, Jananne (2010) Shadow Sites I. (
  • Solo Exhibition at Darat al Funun in Amman, Jordan. - Al-Ani, Jananne (2010) Solo Exhibition. (