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Hannan Jones
FKA Hannan Bouchemla
b. Whadjuk boodja / Perth, Australia 

Hannan works with sound, installation and moving image. Recently she has expanded her practice and has anchored herself in themes of identity, hybridity and world-building. Paying closer attention to an autoenthnographic focus, Hannan is exploring origin, position and migration.

‘New Horizons’ is her most recent body of work in progress. This is a research led and process based project, readings and research are frequently updated here.

Hannan is an autodidatic musician, her passion for music, sound and experimental recordings weave into her practice. Working with sampling techniques, electronic equipment, music concrete and analogue recordings. Hannan’s processes are inspired by experimental pioneers such as Nicolas Collins, BBC Radiophonic Workshop and Éliane Radigue.

As part of ‘New Horizons’, she draws apon multiple facets of her practice culminating in an indepth exploration of personal and collective histories through various mediums.

Hannan is currently programming films with Dardishi, a community-focused zine and arts Festival that showcases Arab and North African womxn’s contributions to contemporary art and culture. 

She is living between Glasgow and Margate where she is an Open School East Associate 2020-21. 

Photo: Hicham Gardaf

 ‘I am an interdisciplinary artist, my practice engages with topics of hybridity, language and rhythm, in response to cultural and social migration.

I use installation, sound, moving image and programming to enable space to explore these themes. In an attempt to expand our perspectives and reflect ourselves in our surroundings; to find moments for ‘togetherness’, if only temporary.

Projects that I have led, facilitated and created include the retracing of free speech movements, celebrating non-verbal language in club environments, founding and running a public-facing gallery and open studio in a shopping centre, programming public screenings in the pursuit of finding cross-over in narratives and archival materials between invited artists and organisations, and bus tours exploring alternative histories in personal recollections.

In reclaiming my practice I am looking inwards at origins; migrational experiences and how this can be reflected in personal and collective moments. In turn, I am interested how this can transform community, present alternative narratives and open up parallel histories. Using archives and memory to reimagine possibilities. I am driven by research and concepts around world-building, hybridity and psychogeography.’ 

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2020 - 2021   OPEN SCHOOL EAST, Associates Programme
2012 - 2016    GLASGOW SCHOOL OF ART, BA (HONS) FINE ART in Sculpture and Environmental Art


2016    I OPEN SOMETIME [with Rachael Simpson] Gallery Unit, Glasgow International
2014   Beyond Bridges / Online


2021     How to Lift Heavy, Nayland Rock Hotel supported by Margate Now / Margate
2020    Pop Mutations, Audio Visual Collaboration with Murray Collier / Online
2019     No Fixed Address, DADAA x St. Pats Community Support Centre / Fremantle
2019     Error De Disco, [collaboration of installation & performance] Rhythm Machine, Summerhall / Edinburgh
2018     The Green Room, [video] Dornoch Street Space / Glasgow
2018     One Day to Play [video and performance with Claricia Parinussa] The  Civic House / Glasgow
2018     Artists who make music, Musicians who make art, Queens Park Railway Club / Glasgow
2017     YOUR CONTENT IS HERE, Greencube.gallery / The Wrong / New Digital Art Biennale / Online
2017     Collective Care, [with Kate Davis] More Art Public Art Show / Melbourne
2017     Noel Counihan Commemorative Award, Counihan Gallery Brunswick / Melbourne
2017     Sound Thought [with Murray Collier], Centre for Contemporary Arts / Glasgow
2017     Tate x NTS x Uniqlo, [Pussy Mothers performance] with live visuals by Wolfgang Tillmans, Tate Modern / London
2016     Parallel Dimensions, Laurieston Arches / Glasgow
2016     Hand Luggage, Steambox, Dublin, Ireland
2016     Toget-herr, The Old Hairdressers / Glasgow
2016     This Is Now: Film and Video After Punk [commissioned performance] Glasgow Film Festival,  Tramway / Glasgow
2016     Excuse me boys, where do you think you're going? [video installation] / Easterhouse
2015     MIDI Festival, installation commission at Villa Noailles / Hyeres, France
2015     Vile Bodies, curated by DR.ME, Manchester Art Gallery / Manchester
2013     Happy Accidents [part of Mike Perry, Wondering Around Wandering] / New York, US
2012     Deadset, Dear Patti Smith Gallery as part of The Independent Photography Festival / Melbourne


2021      Film Programmer, Dardishi / Glasgow
2019      Lead Arts Facilitator, Impact Arts / North Ayrshire
2019      Artistic Director and Co-Producer, PEAKS at Paper Mountain ARI for FRINGE WORLD / Perth
2017-19 Artist in Residence Creative Challenge, Awesome Arts in Rural and Regional Schools across Western Australia
        -    Leonora District High School [Arts/Facilitator in Residence] / Goldfields
        -    East Kalgoorlie Primary School [Arts/Facilitator in Residence] / Goldfields
        -    Djidi Djidi Aboriginal School [Arts/Facilitator in Residence] / Bunbury
        -    Bungaree Primary School [Arts/Facilitator in Residence] / Rockingham         
2017     Co-creator and facilitator, Collective Care, More Art  / Melbourne
2014-16 Founder, Co-Curator and Co-ordinatorGallery Unit & Unit A.R.I,The Savoy Centre / Glasgow
2014       Project Leader, Art Department, Maxwelltown High School / Dumfries
2014      Co-Curator, SEA IN RED / 695 Gallery, Queens Cross Housing Association / Glasgow
2014      Contemporary Art Tutor, Barlinnie HMP Prison / Glasgow
2010      Co-Curator, No Culture Icons Australia in conjunction with FotoFreo Festival / Fremantle


2021     How to Lift Heavy / contributor / Open School East
2020    The Paper / contributor / Good Press
2019     VHS Tracking Zine / Review & Artwork / Perth
2019     WEAPONISE YOUR SOUND, LP Vinyl, Independent Womens Day curated by Kristina McCormack / Optimo Music
2017     Newsletter: Volume II: a collaborative archive of idea fragment, contributor / Los Angeles  Contemporary Archive
2016     Pussy Mothers, The Number 1 EP, 12in Vinyl / Optimo Music
2016     Beg, Borrow and Steal collaboration with Rachael Simpson / Self Published
2015     ET DIEU CREA LA FEMME edited by Tine Bek / Good Press
2015     Kill them with Kindness collaboration with Rachael Simpson / Self Published
2014     Bogans of Death, Menage a Trois, Cassette Tape Artwork / Manchester
2014     Oasis / Bloom Publishing
2012     Deadset published by Independent Photography Festival / Bloom Publishing


Upcoming ‘In conversation’ with Shamica Ruddock at CCA / Glasgow 
2018     Subiaco Theatre Festival x Perth Theatre Trust / Subiaco
2017     Perth International Arts Festival Artist Lab as part of 2017’s festival with Artistic Director Wendy Martin / Perth
2016    One-Shot Collaboration Sacrifice (TV Special): AFFECT Residency with Kinderhook &  Caracas  CONGLOMERATE.TV
             (Sol Calero, Dafna Maimon, Ethan Chute-Hayes, Derek Howard and Christopher Kline), Agora Collective / Berlin


2021       Arts Council England, Develop Your Creative Practice
2021       Sound and Music, Composer Grant
2020/21 Ian Potter Cultural Foundation
2020     Western Australia’s Department of Local Govenment Sport and Cultural Industries  
2017      QRG Regional


The National Scotland, - ‘Cosmic Duo [...] play fundraiser for Ghana Studio project’
Financial Times - ‘Breadth and Depth, Glasgow International’
Intern Magazine - Beyond Bridges