Nora Al-Badri is a multi-disciplinary media artist with a German-Iraqi background, she now lives and works in Berlin. She graduated in political sciences at Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt/Main.
Al-Badri is currently the first artist-in-residence at the Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) and its Laboratory for Experimental Museology (eM+).
Her work has featured in New York Times, BBC, The Times, Artnet, Wired, Le Monde Afrique, Financial Times, Arte TV, The Independent, New Statesmen, Hyperallergic, Smithsonian, Al Ahram, Egypt Today, Vice, Hürriyet, Dezeen, Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung, Spiegel Online, Heise, The Boston Globe, Dezeen, Archdaily, Polska, La informacion, De Volkskrant, Gizmodo, New Scientist, Popular Science and The Verge among others.
Her works were supported by several institutions such as Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW), Goethe-Institut, Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen (IfA), German Federal Foreign Office and European Cultural Foundation (ECF), Senate of Berlin City.
She has exhibited in the V&A’s Applied Arts Pavilion at La Biennale di Venezia, 3rd Design Biennal Istanbul, ZKM Karlsruhe, Science Gallery, Dublin, NRW Forum, Space Fundacion Telefonica, Berliner Herbstsalon – Gorki Theater, Ars Electronica, Abandon Normal Devices, The Influencers, Gray Area Festival Art & Technology.
Al-Badri regularly lectures at universities and museums all over the world such as Techne Institute at University of Buffalo, MassArt Boston, UDK university Berlin, Hochschule Weissensee Berlin, KTH Royal Institute of Technology Stockholm, University of Halle and IRIBA Center for Multimedia Heritage and different Kigali, Warburg Institute and Central Saint Martins College London, UCL London, Einstein Center for Digital Future Berlin, Leuphana University Lüneburg, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg, Migros Foundation, Haus der elektronischen Künste Basel, Mozilla Festival.
She is acting as a jury member for the Chaos Communication Congress’ Arts & Culture Track, Berlinale Peace Price from Heinrich Böll Foundation (2019) and Digital Academy Dortmund (2019).
Since 2009 she has collaborated with Jan Nikolai Nelles in some of her works.