At left: Proposed Vortex (Iteration #3)
, (2014). From As Above, So Below
(b. 1983, Southfield, Michigan) is a Chicago- and Los Angeles-based visual artist working at the intersection of photography, installation, writing, and research practices. Her work is tied to the aesthetics of place and the search for unconventional aspects of locations. She engages in a process of exploring historical, social, and spiritual events that occur in sites where there are eccentricities in past and present conditions. Mamou is interested in the singularities of spacese.g., positions of vortices, metaphysics, and belief systems of utopian communitiesthat are predominantly psychological in nature, notable on a level of intuition, and therefore rarely seen.
In 2009, she received a fifteen-month Fulbright fellowship to explore memory-based navigational methods in Amman, Jordan. She has exhibited her work nationally and internationally. Selected exhibitions include Makan Art Space in Amman, Jordan (2010); Action Field Kodra's Eleventh Exhibition of Contemporary Art in Thessaloniki, Greece (2011); The Chicago Project online at Catherine Edelman Gallery in Chicago, Illinois (2012); and the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts in New York, New York (2014). Her first solo exhibition, which was presented at the Historic Water Tower Gallery in Chicago, Illinois (201314), was named as an Artforum.com
Critic's Pick and received a recommended review by Newcity Art
. Mamou holds an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2007) and a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design (2005).