Nottingham Contemporary FETETE
Nottingham Contemporary
From Ear to Ear to Eye
Sounds and Stories from Across Arab World

16 Dec 2017 – 04 Mar 2018

Participating artists include: Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Etel Adnan, Haig Aivazian, Mounira Al Solh, Basma Alsharif, Ziad Antar, Marwa Arsanios, Ania Dabrowska, Malak Helmy, Joana Hadjithomas & Khalil Joreige, Hiwa K, Jumana Manna, Joe Namy, Setareh Shahbazi, Raed Yassin and Shirin Yousefi.


5 – 21 November 2015

Mile End Art Pavilion, Clinton Road, London E3 4QY
Opening Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 11am – 6:30 pm

The sixth annual exhibition by Uncertain States brings together the excellence and diversity in photography. This years exhibition includes over fifty artists from the collective who have contributed to the Uncertain States projects over the years including Adele Watts, Agnieszka Kozlowska, Almudena Romero, Alys Tomlinson, Angelo Picozzi, Ania Dabrowska, Aviv Yaron, Carol Hudson, Charlie Fjatstrom, Chloe Hayes, David George, Eva Bachmann, Faye Heller, Fiona Yaron-Field, Francesca Centioni, Franscico Gomez de Villaboa, Geoff Titley, George Miles, Georgie Scott,  James M Barrett, James Russell Cant, Jennifer Pattison, Julie Hill, Karl Ohiri, Laura Hynd, Lee-Ann, Lesley Farrell, Lucy Levene, Marc Newton, Marcia Michael, Michelle Marshall, Mick Williamson, Mir Gwiliam Parkes, Mitch Karunaratne, Nick Haeffner, Richard Ansett, Richard Sawdon-Smith, Riikka Kassinen, Robert Davies, Robin Grierson, Roy Mehta, Sally Annett, Sara Moralo, Sean Gallagher, Simon Brann Thorpe, Shelley Theordore, Spencer Rowell, Sonia Lenzi, Susan Andrews, Tracey Holland, Valentina Casalini and Victoria Kovalenko.

Zelda Cheatle, Independent Curator, who writes for the exhibition catalogue adds, “Within this group of 50 artists, there is a myriad of genres and intentions, different print types, print techniques, print scales, the whole array of the medium of photography that translates the thoughts and feelings, the clear and less clear, messages and environs of the wide diaspora that this show contains; Within this one exhibition is fifty entirely different modes of expression and thought.”



Face Up. Group exhibition and fundraiser for the Terrence Higgins Trust.  Curated by Susan Andrews.  Featuring Ania Dabrowska and Niko von Glasow’s portrait of Mat Fraser from NoBody’s Perfect, 2007
6 November – 5 December 2015,
The Cass Bank Gallery, The Cass School of Art, Architecture and Design
Central House, 59-63 Whitechapel Rd, London E1 7PF, Tube: Aldgate East
Admission Free

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OUT NOW: A Lebanese Archive From the collection of Diab Alkarssifi by Ania Dabrowska (2015) is co-published by Book Works and Arab Image



Uncertain States is pleased to announce the Fifth Annual Exhibition UCS 2014 at The Bank Gallery from 14th November – 5th December 2014.

This years artists include Adrian Hardy, Agatha A. Nitecka, Ania Dabrowska, Cat Stevens, Charlie Fjatstrom, Christina Reid, David George, Fiona Yaron-Field, Franscico Gomez de Villaboa, Heather McDonough, James Russell Cant, Josephine Coy, Karl Ohiri, Martina Geccelli, Mick Williamson, Mish Amikoff, Radoslav Daskalov, Richard Ansett, Rebecca Sainsot Reynolds, Richard Sawdon-Smith, Robin Grierson, Roy Mehta, Spencer Rowell, Susan Andrews and Tracey Holland.

 14 November – 5 December 2014

Private View: Thursday 13 November 6:30 – 9:00 pm

The Bank Gallery, Central House
59-63 Whitechapel High Street
London E1 7PF

Opening Times:
Tue- Fri: 11 am – 7 pm, Sat & Sun: 12 pm – 5: 30 pm.


helloA Lebanese Archive KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN by Book Works.

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JOIN US in a race to reach our funding target for A Lebanese Archive book by Ania Dabrowska in just ONE MONTH, to be  published by Book Works and the Arab Image Foundation in Spring 2015.
Follow a link for more information, a short film about the project (by Lukasz Wolagiewich, Lima Charlie TV) and loads of unique Kickstarter rewards.
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Editions exhibition by Uncertain States and Four Corners

PV: 6.30 – 8.30pm, Thur 26 June 2014
Exhibition: 27 June – 25 July 2014
Mon-Sat, 10am – 6pm, Admission: Free

Four Corners Gallery, 121 Roman Road, Bethnal Green, London E2 0QN

Four Corners and Uncertain States are delighted to launch Editions, a new collection of limited edition prints by award-winning, contemporary photographers from the Uncertain States collective.

Selected artists: Agatha A, Susan Andrews, Ania Dabrowska, David George, Francesco Gomez de Villaboa, Robin Grierson, KennardPhillipps, Federica Landi, Yaron Lapid, Grace Lau, Carolyn Lefley, Spencer Rowell, James Russell Cant, Richard Sawdon-Smith, Mick Williamson, Aviv Yaron and Fiona Yaron-Field

The work is available to buy ONLINE

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 Lebanese Archive: Dreamers Against All Odds, Lecture by Ania Dabrowska
Ashkal Alwan, Beirut
12.05.14, 8.30 pm – 10 pm
Where does an archive end and ‘real’ life begin?  How to dream a dream of (migrant) home without waking up from a nightmare?  What are the unlikely convergences between political, historical and cultural histories of Lebanon, Poland and Great Britain that contributed to the emergence of this project?   
More information:

Ashkal Alwan
Jisr el Wati, Street 90, Building 110, 1st Floor
Near Souk Al Ahad, facing IMPEX Garage, Pink Building next to Beirut Art Center
Phone: +961 1 423 879


Ashkal Alwan Residency 2014


15 APRIL – 15 MAY, 2014

Ania Dabrowska at Ashkal Alwan: Lebanese Archive development: book (with Book Works), exhibition works, online archive (with the Arab Image Foundation).  For more information visit project website: (full website coming soon)


Mind Over Matter at the University of Cambridge Science Festival 2014.
Ania Dabrowska, Prof Bronwyn Parry (KCL) with Prof Carol Brayne, CIPF talk about Mind Over Matter, a Wellcome Trust People Award since-art collaboration on the search for cures for dementia.

21.03.2014, 5-7 pm, McCrum Theatre, Bene’t Street, Cambridge
Free to attend

Archive: Record, Catalyst and Fiction
Friday, 17 January 2014, 4 pm-5 pm
Archives are no longer easily defined and this discussion encompasses a range of approaches: from the historical and institutional; the personal and family record; fictional narrative; digital repository and artists using found images as a catalyst for extraordinary projects. Chaired by Sue Steward, panelists include Martin Barnes (Senior Curator of Photographs at the V&A Museum), Ania Dabrowska, Melinda Gibson and Pete James.
London Art Fair, 15-19 January 2014
Business Design Centre, 52 Upper Street, London N1 0QH


UCS Exhibition 2013

Uncertain States 2013 – Annual Group Photography Exhibition.
8-30 November, 2013,  Open: Tue-Fri 11 AM – 7 PM, Free
PV: Thursday, 7 November, 6.30 – 9 PM
The Bank, Central House, 59-63 Whitechapel High St, London E1 7PF

Artists’ Talk: Collaboration within the context of photography.  Sue Steward, writer, broadcaster and the photography critic of the Evening Standard chairs an evening with Uncertain States, Kennard Phillips, Ania Dabrowska and the Lebanese Archive project.  Presented by Uncertain States

Fri 1 November 2013 18:30-21.00
Victoria and Albert Museum
Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL
Seminar Room One, Sackler Centre





Wellcome Collection
26 July 2013 – 4 Jan 2014
Featuring Ania Dabrowska’s Mind Over Matter project – collaboration with Prof Bronwyn Parry, 2008-2011





PICS - Lebanese Archive of Diab Alkarsiffi / Ania Dabrowska

“Lebanese Archive of Diab Alkarssifi” project by Ania Dabrowska in PICS Photographic Images Changing Society Festival

Screening at 12.30 pm
10 min multimedia projection

Sat 8 June, 12 pm – 6 pm
after party from 7 pm

Rich Mix, East London, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, E1 6LA
PhotoVoice & Fotosythesis



Pierced Memories: The Lebanese Archive of Diab Alkarssifi. Text by Ania Dabrowska, Images courtesy of Diab Alkarssifi, Yadaliyya Photography Editor, Michelle Woodward.  > Yadaliyya Online Magazine, Published 1/05/2013



Lebanese Archive 2013


In the making, A Mask For Both Worlds, 2012

A Mask For Both Worlds, work in progress, 2012 – ongoing



October 20 – November 5, 2012, Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh India


Participating artists: Bchuchung D Sonam, Karma Sichoe, Aradhana Seth, Ayisha Abraham, Sheba Chhachhi, Tejal Shah, Zuleikha Chaudhari, Aman Mojadidi, Ania Dabrowska, Erdenebayar Monkhor, Munkhtsetseg Jalkhaajav, Tsherin Sherpa, Kesang Lamdark

Critic: Latika Gupta

With thanks to Polish Cultural Institute in Delhi for nomination and support of  travel for this residency. 


Exhibition celebrating 3 years in print.

Private View: Thur, 18 Oct 2012, 7 pm – 9 pm
Exhibition: 19 Oct – 24 Oct 2012, 11 am  – 7 pm

Espacio Gallery, 159 Bethnal Green Road, London, E2 7DG

Ania Dabrowska, Aviv Yaron, David George, Eti Wade, Fiona Yaron-Field, Francisco Gomes de Villaboa, Geoff Tiley, Graham Asker, Hazel Pitt, James Russel Cant, Jane Garfield, Julie Cockburn, Julio Etchard, Laura Hydn, Mick Williamson, Nick Haefner Frsa, Robin Grierson, Roy Mehta, Ruth Joy, Sophie Gerrard, Spencer Rowell, Sukey Parnell, Susan Andrews, Victoria Kovalenko



12 October 2012 / Fotosynthesis / Lilian Baylis Old School, Lollard Street, SE11 6PY, London / 12.30 pm – 22.30 pm / Book here.

Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin, Liz Hingley, David Kendall (Goldsmiths, University of London), Andrew Testa (Panos), Abbas Nokhasteh (Openvizor), Dr. Moustafa Traoré (Sorbonne University), Ingrid Guyon and Valentina Schivardi (Fotosynthesis), Matt Daw (PhotoVoice), Miguel Amortegui, Ania Dabrowska, Annalisa Sonzogni (Kingston University), Magda Fabianczyk, Rebecca Locke, Ph 15, Zaneta Szelazek, Andrés Borda-González, Daniel Almoril, Ojos que Sienten, Diana Garcia, Luis M. Jara, Nelsy Socaire, Ed Beron, Martin LeSanto-Smith, Agata Cardoso, Eva Sajovic, Rebecca Davies, Briony Campbell, Duncan Nicol Robertson, Shreyasi Kar and Goa Cap


The Uncertain States First Tuesday Talk: Ania Dabrowska, Memoria.
Tuesday, 2 Oct, 2012, 7.30 pm, Admission Free
Upstairs at The Cat and Mutton, 76 Broadway Market, London E8 4QJ


BALTIC 39, 31-39 High Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1EW
Booking required, please call 0191 478 1810 or e-mail

More information:


House of Homeless exhibition marks the end of Ania Dabrowska’s Arlington residency showcasing new work: Arlington Portraits series, Lebanese Archive of Diab Alkarssifi research project, and selected work by residents of Arlington.

Exhibition: 13 & 14 July 2012, 11 am – 7 pm
PV: 12 July, 6-9 pm
with Arlington Artists open studios: Sophie Levi, Pam Walker, Mustafa Hulusi, Brian Baderman, Oliver Malin, Albert Potrony, Marco Cecere, Rosalind Hibbins, Pascal Harvey, Seokmee Noh


Admission Free
Arlington, 220 Arlington Road, Camden, London NW1 7HE


The Times Square Billboard Exhibition, New York

Monday, 18 June 2012

7 pm – 10.30 pm

Times Square NYC

Broadway between 43rd St and 44th St

Arlington Portraits series has been selected for Art Takes Times Square exhibition organised by Artists Wanted.  Work by artists from around the world, that received the highest volume of public votes in an international competition, will be shown in brilliant lights on a massive scale billboards in one of the most iconic locations in the world.  Thank you to everyone who has contributed to this amazing achievement!

Arlington Portraits series has been created as part of Ania Dabrowska SPACE residency at Arlington, an iconic London hostel for homeless men and women, run by One Housing Group and re-developed based on a model of Common Ground project for the homeless in Times Square.


Brains: The mind as matter exhibition, Wellcome Collection, London

Curated by Marius Kwint and Lucy Shanahan

29 March – 17 June 2012

‘Brains’ asks not what our brains do for us, but what we have done to brains.  Wellcome Collection’s major new exhibition featuring real brains, artworks, manuscripts, artefacts, videos and photography…including Ania Dabrowska’s works from The Brain Donors (photography), After I’m Gone (photography), and Memory Ends. (sound work, Ania Dabrowska & Gaetano Serra) – Mind Over Matter project.


Art and Social Change – Open Forum event at Roundhouse, London

Monday, 2nd April, 2012, 1 pm – 6 pm, Free

Ania Dabrowska will be speaking at the Circus Fest forum event, presenting her SPACE residency work with the Creative Space programme at Arlington.  Speakers include PhotoVoice, Skateistan, LSE – Underground Sociabilities, Lake of Stars Festival, The Creative Space programme, and the Sapana Circus.



  ARLINGTON ARTIST STUDIOS OPEN. Brian Baderman, Ania Dabrowska, Mustafa Hulusi, Ruth Macdonald, Sophie Levi, Albert Potrony, Marco Cecere, Pascal Hervey, Ergin Causoglu, Pam Walker, Oliver Malin





  Satellite Projects Exhibition,THE CUT: Jessie Brennan, Chris Dorley-Brown, Daniel Lehan, ARLINGTON PORTRAITS: Ania Dabrowska, AFTER LONDON: Juneau Projects, 21 July – 12 August 2011, PV: WED 20 July, 6 – 9 pm,  SPACE, London


At The Edge Of Logic Exhibition, Artists: Abigail Reynolds, Ania Dabrowska, Benjamin Beker, Hannah Dakin, Peter Ainsworth, Rita Soromenho, Tess Hurrell, 30 June – 30 July 2011, Plataforma Gallery, Lisbon

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