• MFA in Fine Arts

  • Andrea Gonzalez
    Byron Peters
    Jacob Wick
    Jaimie Healy
    Jordan Reznick
    Jsun Charles-Jeremiah Parizo
    Julia Robertson
    Julie Feldman
    Kenny Kong
    Nan Peletz
    Sadie Harmon
    Sara Sellitto
    Seth Gutierrez
    Tiffany Canter
    Tim Power
    Zoe McCloskey

  • Lana Dandan - CCA Graduate Thesis Events

    Lana Dandan

    View from my uncle's apartment
    I always get lost driving to Hamra
    She lives in the one on the right
    Not sure where I am here
    We were on our way to Faqra
    I used to live near here
    Some building in Achrafieh
    Turkish flag means Turkish residents
    Beach (Jiye)
    Congratulations (The Kiss)

    View from my uncle's apartment

    34"x45"

    Photographic Projection, 2013

    I always get lost driving to Hamra

    34"x45"

    Photographic Projection, 2013

    She lives in the one on the right

    34"x45"

    Photographic Projection, 2013

    Not sure where I am here

    34"x45"

    Photographic Projection, 2013

    We were on our way to Faqra

    34"x45"

    Photographic Projection, 2013

    I used to live near here

    34"x45"

    Photographic Projection, 2013

    Some building in Achrafieh

    45"x34"

    Photographic Projection, 2013

    Turkish flag means Turkish residents

    45"x34"

    Photographic Projection, 2013

    Beach (Jiye)

    Video Projection, 2012

    http://vimeo.com/lanadandan/beach

    Congratulations (The Kiss)

    Video Projection, 2012

    http://vimeo.com/lanadandan/thekiss

    View from my uncle's apartment thumbnail
    I always get lost driving to Hamra thumbnail
    She lives in the one on the right thumbnail
    Not sure where I am here thumbnail
    We were on our way to Faqra thumbnail
    I used to live near here thumbnail
    Some building in Achrafieh thumbnail
    Turkish flag means Turkish residents thumbnail
    Beach (Jiye) thumbnail
    Congratulations (The Kiss) thumbnail

    lana.dandan@gmail.com

    www.lanadandan.com

    Artist Statement

    I come from two cultures, but I belong to neither one. I am a first-generation Lebanese-American attempting to navigate the hyphen between two disparate identities. The manipulation of photographs of Beirut opens up an investigation into the plurality of identity and the instability of memory. I demolish the city’s architecture and its interiors, my body, and the bodies of my friends and family members. I reconstruct the broken images, sculpting them into new landscapes and rhythms, using repetition to mimic healing processes, to make trauma visible. What results are artificial, psychic landscapes that translate visually this sense of fragmentation, rupture and non-place.