NORA N. KHAN (US, 1983)
Residency period: August – December 2021
During her residency, Khan worked on a book on the contemporary need for hybrid and multifaceted criticism, in keeping with the interdisciplinary nature of emerging practices, through the prism of art, technology and ecology. This theoretical and critical publication also aimed to document a workshop project and a series of lectures that took place at La Becque, as well as conversations with the other residents about their artistic practice.
Nora N. Khan teaches critical theory, artistic research, writing for artists and designers and technological criticism at the Rhode Island School of Design. She has written two books: Seeing, Naming, Knowing (The Brooklyn Rail, 2019) on machine vision, and Fear Indexing the X-Files (Primary Information, 2017) with Steven Warwick on online fan forums and conspiracy theories. In 2020, she published The Artificial and the Real with Art Metropole.
She is currently an editor of The Force of Art along with Carin Kuoni and Serubiri Moses, and is a long-term editor at Rhizome as well as a regular contributor to numerous art magazines. She has also written commissioned essays for exhibitions at the Serpentine Galleries, the Venice Biennale, and the Centre Pompidou in Paris among others. As the first guest curator of the art centre The Shed in New York, she recently organised Manual Override, an exhibition featuring Sondra Perry, Simon Fujiwara, Morehshin Allahyari, Lynn Hershman Leeson and Martine Syms. Her research and writing practice extends to a large range of artistic collaborations which have led to librettos, performances, exhibition essays, scripts and even to the construction of a tiny house.
Nora N. Khan, La Becque Open Studios Fall 2021