Mariam Ghani's practice operates at the intersection of place, memory, history, language, loss, and reconstruction. She has been awarded the NYFA and Soros Fellowships, grants from the Graham Foundation, CEC ArtsLink, the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation and the Experimental Television Center. Her videos and installations have been exhibited at dOCUMENTA (13) in Kassel and Kabul, the Sharjah Biennials 9 and 10, MoMA in New York, and the Gyeongnam Museum in South Korea. Her public and participatory projects have been staged in Berlin, Amsterdam, Buffalo, Detroit, New York and online. She has collaborated with choreographer Erin Kelly since 2006 on the video, photo and performance series Performed Places, and with artist Chitra Ganesh since 2004 as Index of the Disappeared, an archive of post-9/11 detentions, deportations, renditions and redactions.
Her writing has been featured in Mousse, Abitare, Filmmaker, FUSE, Viralnet, Pavilion, Samar, the Sarai Reader, the Radical History Review, the Journal of Aesthetics and Protest, and documenta's 100 Notes, 100 Thoughts book series.