Rana Hamadeh is a visual and performance artist from Lebanon based in the Netherlands. Drawing on a curatorial approach within her artistic practice, she develops longstanding discursive projects that think through the linguistic, legal and performative infrastructures and technologies of justice. In 2011 she initiated her ongoing Alien Encounters Project, which has since been operating as an incubator for a growing series of cartographic/theatrical, sound and text-based works, examining corporate and state-sponsored forms of violence and their enabling legal apparatuses. Since 2017 Hamadeh has been developing an ‘operatic practice’, experimenting with writing and composing, and testing out models for collective thinking and study. Hamadeh is the recipient of the Dutch Prix de Rome, 2017. Her previous solo exhibitions include Kunsthalle Winterthur (2019), Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art (Rotterdam, 2017), The Showroom (London, 2016), etc.