Nora Al-Badri
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Nora Al-Badri is a multi-disciplinary media artist with a German-Iraqi background. She lives and works in Berlin. She graduated in political sciences at Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt/Main. She is represented by Nome Gallery.

Her work was featured at The New York Times, BBC, The Times, Artnet, Wired, Le Monde Afrique, Financial Times, Arte TV, The Independent, New Statesmen, Hyperallergic, Smithsonian, Al Ahram, Egypt Today, Vice, Hürriyet, Dezeen, Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung, Spiegel Online, Heise, The Boston Globe, Dezeen, Archdaily, Polska, La informacion, De Volkskrant, Gizmodo, New Scientist, Popular Science and The Verge amongst others.

Her works got granted by several institutions like Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW), Goethe-Institut, Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen (IfA), German Federal Foreign Office and European Cultural Foundation (ECF).

Since 2009 she collaborates with Jan Nikolai Nelles in some of her works.

For more information download portfolio and CV



2019 Zukunftsland 2099, public art festival,, Berlin

2019 Please Trespass Polynome, Paris

2018 Drehmoment. Das Produktionskunst-Festival, Stuttgart

2018 Group exhibition, Walk&Talk Public Art Circuit, Azores

2018 Pendoran Vinci. Kunst und Künstliche Intelligenz heute, NRW Forum, Düsseldorf

2018 FAKE, Science Gallery, Dublin

2018 Open Codes, ZKM, Karlsruhe

2018 Metadata. How We Relate to Images, Warburg Institute/ Lethaby Gallery, London

2017 Networking the Unseen, Villa Merkel, Esslingen

2017 3. Berliner Herbstsalon, Gorki Theater, Berlin

2017 20th anniversary of faces at Schaumbad, Graz

2017 Abandon Normal Devices, Manchester

2017 Solo exhibition, Aksioma - Institute for Contemporary Art, Ljubljana

2017 When Machines are Dreaming, Datenspuren Festival CCC, Dresden

2017 Indexmakers, Centre régional d’art contemporain, Montbélliard

2017 Solo exhibition, NOME Galerie, Berlin

2017 Gray Area Festival Art& Technology, San Francisco, USA

2017 No Copyright Infringement Intended, Vivid Projects, Birmingham/ Phoenix/ Leicester

2017 Evidentiary Realism, Fridman Gallery, NYC / NOME Galerie, Berlin

2017 Flow of Forms / Forms of Flow, Museum Fünf Kontinente, München

2016 Are we human?, 3rd Design Biennale, curated by Anselm Franke, Istanbul

2016 A World of Fragile Parts, Viktoria and Albert Museum, La Biennale di Venezia

2016 Un•or•tho•dox, with Group Bouillon, with Joanna Warsza, Uqbar, Berlin

2015 The Other Nefertiti, Something Else Off Biennale curated by Simon Njami, Cairo

2015 We Refugees, Millerntor Gallery, Hamburg

2015 The Heavy Petting Gallery, Kreuzberg Pavillon, Berlin

2015 We Refugees, solo exhibition, Galerie Salon Petra Rietz, Berlin

2014 Existence in Transition, Federal Foreign Office, Berlin

2014 Revolution, Kunstverein Tiergarten/ Galerie Nord, Berlin

2014 Living Equestrian Statues, solo exhibition, Team Titanic, Berlin

2013 Artivists for Change, intervention Biennale 4 Thessaloniki, Greece

2013 Nuda Veritas, street-art intervention, Tahrir Square Cairo, Egypt

2012 Spieglein, Spieglein.., group exhibition, Fotografie Forum Frankfurt

2012 Darmstädter Tage der Fotografie, group exhibition, Darmstadt

2011 Herrscherbilder und politische Kommunikation, GIZ, Frankfurt

2011 Der Tycoon, guerilla placarding at Occupy EZB, Frankfurt


Lecturing, Teaching, Curating

2016- today curating Chaos Communication Congress, Arts & Culture Track

2019 Einstein Center Digital Future, Berlin

2019 Jury of Berlinale Peace Price from Heinrich Böll Foundation

2019 Panel discussion, Berlin University of the Arts, UdK,  Berlin

2019 Politics of data, Transmediale Vorspiel, Grüner Salon Volksbühne, Berlin

2019 Artist Talk and lecture, UCL, Digital Anthropology, London

2018 Lecture and Panel, Staying Concerned with Gender: Arts and Aesthetic Practices, University of Halle and IRIBA Center for Multimedia Heritage, Kigali

2018 Lecture and Workshop, HTW University Chur

2018 Lecture Völkerkundemuseum University of Zurich

2018 Artist Talk and lecture,  Zürcher Hochschule der Künste, ZHDK

2018 Lecture, Postcolonial Digital Connections,Center for Interdisciplinary Area Studies (ZIRS) at Halle University and UCL Department of Anthropology

2018 Panel Discussion with British Museum and V&A, Warburg Institute and Central Saint Martins College, London

2017 Lecture, The Influencers festival, Barcelona

2017      Lecture and Workshop, University of Weissensee, Berlin

2017 Lecture ReACH-Initiative about heritage and digitization with Louvre, V&A, Pergamon Museum, Smithsonian, Abu Dhabi

2017 Lecture and Workshop, FH Joanneum, University of Applied Sciences, Graz

2017 Lecture and Artist Talk, Drugo More, Croatia

2017 Presentation at Mozilla Festival, London

2017 Untie to tie, Gallery reflections at Ifa Gallery, Berlin

2017 Identitätspolitik und Kunst: Der Kampf um das Ich, Good to talk with Monopol Magazine, Berghain Kantine, Berlin

2017 Migros Foundation: On the public domain, Basel

2017 Keynote lecture, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg, sharecarex

2017 Symposium “Fossil Futures. Decolonizing Dinosaurs” with Prof. W.J.T. Mitchell and Denny Gayton/ Standing Rock at Techne Institute, University of Buffalo

2017 Artist talk, Massachusetts College of Art and Design

2017 Lecture at Leuphana University Lüneburg, institute for art history

2016 Keynote at Statens Museum for Kunst, Educational Perspectives in CHI's in a Digital Age, Copenhagen

2016 Discussing Postcolonial Computing, Workshop, Chaos Communication Congress, Hamburg

2016 Observe!, Boell Foundation, Berlin

2016 Hack4DK- Hack your Heritage, The Agency for Culture and Palaces, Copenhagen

2016 Unlearning the Given – Exercises in Demodernity and Decoloniality of Ideas and Knowledge, SAVVY, Berlin

2016 Presentation for students, Villa Arson, Nice

2016 SIPPA - Salon International des Professionnels des Patrimoines Arles, France

2016 Summerschool, for students (media art, arts management) from University of Buffalo, USA in Berlin

2016 #NefertitiHack at Maker Space FOSSASIA, Singapore

2015 The Mummy Unwrapped, Presentation, Chaos Communication Congress  32C3, Hamburg

2015 The Other Nefertiti symposium with Prof. Susanne Leeb (Leuphana Uni), Simon Njami, Dr. Monica Hanna, Alexander Koch (KOW) Goethe Institute, Cairo


Grants, Residencies

2018 Residency Arena2036 Research Program “Smart Factory”, University of Stuttgart

2018 Schloss Solitude Web Residency/ ZKM Karlsruhe

2017 Artist scholarship, City of Berlin/Senate

2017 Research Grant Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW)

2017 Artists in Residence, Techne Institute, Buffalo University, USA

2015 Grant Goethe Institute Cairo, The Other Nefertiti exhibition and travel grant

2015 Travel Grant European Cultural Foundation

2015 Grant Federal Foreign Office, art in public space project in Georgia, Tbilisi

2013 Grant ‚Künstlerkontakte’ from IfA-Institute

2013 Artivists for Change (Goethe Institute and European Cultural Foundation)