Shadi Harouni is Clinical Assistant Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies in Studio Art at NYU Steinhardt Department of Art and Art Professions.Harouni's practice in Visual Art ranges from site-specific interventions and sculptures, to printmaking, photography and film. Her work considers the metaphysics of hope alive in contested bodies, forbidden objects and forgotten spaces. They 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 research is centered on disavowed and marginalized histories of dissent and resistance, chiefly in the Middle East. Harouni’s projects have been exhibited at Queens Museum (NY), Kunstmuseum Bonn (DE), Prague City Gallery (CZ), Doris McCarthy Gallery, University of Toronto (CA), Fondazione Ratti (IT), Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts (NY), Centro per l’Arte Contemporanea Pecci (IT). Her work has been featured in Art Forum, The New York Times and The Guardian, among other publications. She has been awarded a Gattuso Prize for Outstanding Exhibition, Harpo Foundation Grant for Artists, residencies at Civitella Ranieri (IT), Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (ME), SOMA (MX), LES Printshop (NY), Artists Research Laboratory, Como (IT). Harouni holds an MFA in studio art from NYU and a BA in Fine Arts from University of Southern California.