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Hannan Jones
FKA Hannan Bouchemla
b. Mandjoogoordap Noongar Boodja / Perth, Australia 


Photo: Hicham Gardaf


As an interdisciplinary research-led artist, I delve deeply into concepts of hybridity, rhythms, and psycho-geography in response to cultural and social migration. I am of Berber Algerian and Welsh ancestry and raised on Binjerup Noongar Boodja in Australia. Practicing at the intersections of sound, sculpture, installation, moving-image, and print. At present, my thoughts are guided by writers such as Homi K. Bhabha, Raymond Williams, Stuart Hall, and Assia Djebar. 

My practice is expansive,interdisciplinary and often collaborative, I have retraced free speech movements, explored survival tactics and rituals, as well as ways to move within and occupy public spaces, as strategies for subverting economic and environmental precarity. I have explored the edges of the Union Canal as a way of understanding its complex relationship to people and ecosystems by listening as a means of exploring multiplicity. Curator of the 2022 Artist Associate Programme, Channels, at Edinburgh Art Festival, Emmie McLuskey writes, ‘Using hydrophones as if she were taking its pulse…Through my work we are reminded that understanding takes time and that multiple positions for study are part of composition. Listening is a daily practice that needs continual care and attention.”

As a programmer, I have contributed to public programs such as the Dardishi Film Festival (2021); community events organised by the Transmission Gallery, where I served as a committee member (2021-22) and as a Artistic Director and Co-Producer for Peaks at Paper Mountain ARI (2018-2019). 

Previous presentations and performances include CCA Annex (current); Cafe Oto (2023); Edinburgh Art Festival (2022); Well Projects, Margate (2022); Counterflows, Glasgow (2022); Sonica; Civic Room, Glasgow (2022); New Radicalisms, (A)WAKE, Rotterdam (2022); DADAA, Fremantle, Australia (2020); NTS Tate Lates, Tate Modern, London (2017); REWIRE, The Hague (2017); Sound Thought, CCA, Glasgow (2017); and; Gallery Unit, Glasgow International (2016).

I hold a BA (Hons) in Sculpture and Environmental Art from Glasgow School of Art and in 2020-21 I was an Artist Associate at Open School East.


2021              Node Centre for Curatorial Studies: Decolonizing Curatorial and Artistic Practices
2020/21       Open School East, Artist Associate Programme
2012 - 2016 Glasgow School of Art, BA (Hons) Fine Art, Sculpture and Environmental Art

2022    The Shift, Seeking Channels curated by Kris Lock [duo show with Shamica Ruddock] / Well Projects / Margate
2016    I OPEN SOMETIME [with Rachael Simpson] Gallery Unit, Glasgow International

Forthcoming Dear F….’ Little Pictures [In Post-Production] / GMAC Film / Glasgow
2023     Mascara Film Club / P/////AKT /  Amsterdam
2022     Surface, Bounce and Cycles, Channels, Associate Artist Programme curated by Emmie McLuskey, Edinburgh Art Festival / Edinburgh
2022     New Horizons / Sonica 2022 / Glasgow
2022     Re-imagining In Conversation / CCA Annex
2022     Re-imagining In Conversation / Counterflows 2022 / Glasgow
2021     How to Lift Heavy, Nayland Rock Hotel supported by Margate Now / Margate
2019     No Fixed Address, DADAA x St. Pats Community Support Centre / Fremantle
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

Current  Transmission Gallery, Committee Member / Glasgow
2021     Dardishi, Film Programmer / Online/ Glasgow
2020     DIT LEARN with Laure Prouvost [lead programmer]/ Open School East / Margate
2020     La Poupe, Anthea Hamilton x OSE, Project Coordinator [film and performance] / Margate
2020     WARRIOR/WARRIOR, GRADJOB, Invited artist talk and broadcast curation partnered with Clyde Built Radio
2019     Youth Arts Creative Facilitator at Impact Arts / Ayrshire
2018/9 PEAKS at Paper Mountain ARI for FRINGE WORLD Festival [Artistic Director/Co-Producer] / Perth
2018     Leonora District High School [Arts/Facilitator in Residence] / Goldfields, Rural Western Australia
2018     East Kalgoorlie Primary School [Arts/Facilitator in Residence]/ Goldfields, Rural Western Australia
2017      Djidi Djidi Aboriginal School, [Arts/Facilitator in Residence]/ Bunbury, Rural Western Australia
2014 -16 Gallery Unit & Unit, Founder, Co-Curator and Co-Ordinator, The Savoy Centre / Glasgow
2014     SEA IN RED, 695 Gallery, Queens Cross Housing Association / Glasgow
2014     Barlinnie HMP Prison, Contemporary Art Tutor / Glasgow

Forthcoming re/tell atlas, cassette tape, self release 
2021     How to Lift Heavy / contributor / guided by Sepake Anigama / 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

2021     ‘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

2022/23 VACMA
2021/22 CCA ANNEX X A/C Projects. Glasgow
2021      COVID-19 Composer Grant, Sound and Music UK
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  

Full CV on request