RANIA STEPHAN “ON NEVER BEING SIMPLY ONE”
Rania Stephan’s first solo exhibition “On Never Being Simply One” opens today 25 May at Marfa’ gallery and runs until 30 July. The exhibition is driven by the differences between images, still and moving, the trace of an absence that is originary to those images. Approaching images like an editor – part detective, part cinephile – Stephan investigates how images collide and collude, multiply and subtract. For more information on the exhibition click here.
Rania Stephan is a filmmaker and artist based in Beirut. Stephan graduated with degrees in Cinema Studies from Latrobe University, Melbourne and University of Paris VIII. She has worked as an assistant and editor on numerous films. Her films, while crossing genres, display a long-running investigation of certain themes, such as the negotiation of personal and public archives, the relationships between still and moving images, and a focus on what she calls “the archaeology of images, identity, and memory.” Stephan’s work is in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York and the Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris. The first part of her trilogy, Memories for a Private Eye, was released in 2015; she is currently working on parts two and three.