Northwestern University

Nov
16
Thu 5:30 PM

Open Studio - Kaplan Artist in Residence Hamdi Attia. Maps, Politics and Power

When: Thursday, November 16, 2017
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM  

Where: Kresge Hall, 2315, 1880 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Cost: FREE

Contact: Rosie Roche  

Group: Arts Circle

Co-Sponsor(s):
Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities
Middle East and North African Studies

Category: Other

Description:

Come join the Kaplan Artist in Residence, Hamdi Attia, in conversation with Hannah Feldman (Art History and MENA), in his studio to see and learn about the work he has created this quarter.  Maps, politics, and power.

Hamdi Attia is an Artist-In-Residence with the MENA Program and the Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities. Born and raised in Egypt, he lives and works in Cairo and Chicago. His work engages an experimental vocabulary, using video, mapping as well as drawings and sculpture. His work has been featured in private and group exhibitions in Cairo, New York, Paris, Rome, Sao Paulo, Detroit, Copenhagen, Zanzibar and Philadelphia. Attia has been commissioned for a number of public works in the Middle East , Europe, and the U.S. He represented Egypt at the Venice Biennial in 1995, taking the top pavilion prize with Akram Al-Magdoub.

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