Salar Mameni (Canadian, b.1977) is an interdisciplinary artist, curator and art historian specializing in transnational visual culture in the Arab/Muslim world. Their research areas include racial discourses, feminism and gender politics, militarism, extractive economies, oil cultures and the anthropocene. Mameni’s newspaper drawings replicate the everyday, an acknowledgement of the mass consumption of media but also of the tedious labour involved in the manual reproduction of mass media. Mameni received a BFA from Emily Carr University of Art and Design, an MFA from the University of British Columbia and a PhD in Art History from the University of California, San Diego. They have written for Signs, Women & Performance, Al-Raida Journal, Fuse Magazine, Fillip Review and Canadian Art Journal. Their work has been exhibited in group exhibitions at Atelier Gallery, Vancouver (2003); the Vancouver Art Gallery (2003, 2012); YYZ Artists’ Outlet, Toronto (2008) and Western Front, Vancouver (2008). Mameni is Assistant Professor in the Department of Ethnic Studies, University of California, Berkeley. They are currently working on their first book, Crude: The Art of Living in the Terracene.