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Landscapes in Abeyance

Crossing Boundaries Lecture Series

Lecture Date(s)

March 29, 2017 at 6pm

Speaker(s)

Alia Farid

Moderator(s)

Craig Anz, Interim Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Language

English

Location

The Atrium at VCUarts Qatar

Acknowledgment

Galerie Imane Farès

For her presentation at VCUQatar, Alia Farid will discuss two projects that portray the arrival of, and fallout with, modernity in the Arab world.

The first, Acquiring Modernity (2014), focuses on the establishment of the Kuwait National Museum in Kuwait’s participation at the 14th International Architecture Exhibition of la Biennale di Venezia. The second,  Maarad Trablous (2016), is a film-portrait of the International Fairgrounds in Tripoli (Lebanon) created for the 32nd Bienal de São Paulo.

Alia Farid, 'Maarad Trablous (still)', Video, 2016, ©Alia Farid, Galerie Imane Farès

Biography

Alia Farid

Artist

@alia_farid
aliafarid.net
vimeo.com/aliafarid

Alia Farid works at the intersection of art and architecture. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from La Escuela de Artes Plásticas de Puerto Rico (Viejo San Juan), a Master of Science in Visual Studies from the Visual Arts Program at MIT (Cambridge, MA), and a Master in Museum Studies and Critical Theory from the Programa d’Estudis Independents at the Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA).

She began making work somewhere in between art, architecture, and urban anthropology. She is still interested in these areas, but with a much more focused point of view in telling how informal networks are forced to make up for a lack of formal structure. One of the things she values most is the subversive quality of work that goes unnoticed.

Alia’s most ambitious project to date has been curating the Pavilion of Kuwait at the 14th International Architecture Exhibition, which – despite its appearance at la Biennale di Venezia – placed an emphasis on what participating locally might induce in an environment driven by ideologies incongruent with critical and aesthetic thought.

She has completed residencies at Beta Local (San Juan), Casa Árabe in conjunction with Delfina Foundation (Córdoba), Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art (Doha), Davidoff Art Initiative (Altos de Chavón), Serpentine Galleries (London), Cité Internationale des Arts (Paris), and marra.tein (Beirut).

Public Programming

March 29, 2017 ― 6 to 7 PM

Crossing Boundaries Lecture Series:
'Landscapes in Abayance' by Alia Farid

Video

Alia Farid: Maarad Trablous Project

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