Shadi Harouni

Visiting Assistant Professor of Studio Art

Shadi Harouni

Shadi Harouni is a Visiting Assistant Professor and Director of the Undergraduate Program in Studio Art at New York University. She holds an MFA in studio art from NYU and a BA in Fine Arts from University of Southern California.

Harouni’s practice in visual arts ranges from site-specific interventions, video and sculpture, to photography, printmaking and publishing. Her research centers on marginalized and forgotten histories of dissent and resistance, chiefly in the Middle East. Her works follow the subtle and intricate ways in which power attempts to erase and abolish and the kinds of ingenuity and strategy individuals employ to resist erasure. Her recent projects have been exhibited internationally in public and private venues including The Queens Museum, NY, Kunstmuseum Bonn, DE, MUCA Roma, MX, Fondazione Ratti, IT, and featured in publications that include Art Forum, The Guardian and The New York Times.

Prior to her appointment as Head of the Studio Art Program, Harouni has served as adjunct faculty at NYU Steinhardt, 2009-17, and taught art and critical theory at Parsons The New School for Design.