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 the search for the aesthetics of place and the unconventional aspects of locations, which are predominately psychological in nature.
In 2009, she received a fifteen-month Fulbright fellowship to explore navigational methods and memory in Amman, Jordan. She has exhibited her work nationally and internationally. Selected group 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 Unfortunately, It Was Paradise (20132014), at the Historic Water Tower Gallery in Chicago, Illinois, 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).