Jenna Hamed is an art worker, writer, and photographer based in Queens.
Hamed obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Apparel, Textiles and Merchandising from Eastern Michigan University, and a Master’s Degree in Arts Politics from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. She is currently an independent artist and organizer working on a number of literary and photography projects, many of which are collaborative and participatory. Her past work includes her tenure as Programs Manager at Center for Book Arts where she regularly collaborated with artists, poets, curators, and researchers on developing experimental creation and narration of the book as an art object.
With a fascination for documentation and archiving methodology, Hamed uses poetics and photographic practices for extracting the mysticisms found in the everyday, and for capturing enigmatic contradictions to preserve the essence of transient occurrences. Her text- and image-based works can be found in several online and print publications, as well as in her e-zine publications, which she sends out to subscribers on a monthly basis.