Unfortunately, It Was Paradise
is named an Artforum.com's Critics' Picks - Chicago
, and received a recommended review by Newcity Art
. The project is also showcased online in the Culturehall New Artists Feature, Fall 2013
At left: Chartres Cathedral
, (2012). From Unfortunately, It Was Paradise
. The project was on view in Mamou's solo exhibition in Chicago at the City Gallery in the Historic Water Tower
from October 11, 2013 to January 19, 2014.Regina Mamou
(b. 1983, Southfield, Michigan) is a Chicago-based visual artist working at the intersection of photography, installation, writing, and research practices. Her work is often tied to a particular location and time period, and examines the memory of place from a subjective experience. Mamou engages in a process of exploring these personal and historical events while utilizing key tropes of urban, architectural, and landscape photography.
In 2009 she received a fifteen-month Fulbright fellowship to explore navigational methods and memory in Amman, Jordan. She holds an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. Mamou 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); and The Chicago Project online at Catherine Edelman Gallery (2012).