At left: Chartres Cathedral, (2012). From the project Pictures for Conceptual Living.
Regina Mamou (b. 1983, Southfield, Michigan) was born to an Iraqi father and American mother in the Detroit metropolitan area. She is a visual artist working in photography and video who is currently based in Chicago. Her work is often tied to a particular location and time period, and examines the memory of place from personal and historical perspectives. Regina engages in a researcher's process of exploring historical events while utilizing key tropes of landscape photography. In 2009 she received a 15-month Fulbright Fellowship to Jordan to explore navigational methods and memory in Amman. She holds an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. Regina has exhibited her work nationally and internationally, selected exhibitions include Makan Art Space in Amman, Jordan (2010) and Action Field Kodra's 11th Exhibition of Contemporary Art in Thessaloniki, Greece (2011). Regina has also participated in several curatorial projects including an exhibition that she co-curated with Scott Patrick Wiener at Harvards Center for Government and International Studies. She is currently an adjunct lecturer in the Art Institute of Chicago's Department of Museum Education and has recently been a study leader on AIC travel programs to Cuba.