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The Halo of the Moon
The Halo of the Moon © Hala Alghanim

The BFA + MFA 2022
Exhibition

From May 9 to May 23, 2022

Exhibit Opening

May 8, 2022 / 3–5 pm (only for VCU)

Artist(s) and Designer(s)

VCUarts Qatar Undergraduates and Graduates 2022

Department(s)

Fashion Design, Graphic Design, Interior Design, Painting and Printmaking, and MFA in Design

Location

VCUarts Qatar

Note

Please note that the exhibition is open to the public as of May 9. No registration required.

Connect With The New Generation of Artists + Designers!

Don’t miss an amazing exhibition online featuring art and design works by the graduating students from the BFA and MFA programs at Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts in Qatar (VCUarts Qatar) in Education City.

The VCUarts Qatar BFA + MFA Exhibition is a celebration of the creative achievements of VCUarts Qatar’s graduating students. This is an opportunity to preview Qatar’s emerging talent in the fields of graphic design, fashion design, interior design, painting & printmaking, and design studies.

Exhibition View, Painting + Printmaking
BFA MFA 2022, © Nic van der Bijl, VCUarts Qatar.

Dean's statement

By Amir Berbić

VCUarts Qatar’s much-awaited online BFA + MFA Exhibition 2022 is here!

I invite you to view the projects that were created by our graduating Class of 2022.

The artworks and designs on display are not merely about color or contour; each piece is a testament to the resolve of a group of young people who had to spend almost half their university lives cocooned in their make-shift home studios, improvising as they went along. Never have the words ‘self-driven’, ‘self-reflection’ and ‘self-motivated’ acquired so much meaning and depth.

The result?

ORIGINALITY.

In capital letters, unbridled, unapologetic, and with a period at the end.

Here, you can explore themes that can appear inspiring, or provocative, or debatable, or startling, to some, but are all undeniably relevant to humanity.

You can immerse yourself in visual narratives on topics such as conflict, ageing, homelessness, inclusivity, cultural conservation in Qatar, third culture kids, mental well-being, identity, social hierarchies, and the natural environment, to name but a few.

So, step into this online exhibition if you want to see what raw talent looks like; what originality feels like.

 

Project Detail. Abandoned Portals الابواب المهجورة
Abandoned Portals الابواب المهجورة © Nic van der Bijl, VCUarts Qatar
Graphic Design Exhibition Views © Raviv Cohen, VCUarts Qatar.
Exhibition View, Fashion Design, 2022 ©Raviv Cohen, VCUarts Qatar
Exhibition View, Fashion Design, 2022 ©Raviv Cohen, VCUarts Qatar

Each piece is a testament to the resolve of a group of young people who had to spend almost half their university lives cocooned in their make-shift home studios, improvising as they went along.

- Dean Amir Berbić

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PAPR Exhibitions Views © Raviv Cohen, VCUarts Qatar.
IDES Exhibition Views© Raviv Cohen, VCUarts Qatar.
Hira Nasir Fashion Design
Hira Nasir Fashion Design

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VCUarts Qatar at a glance


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Dr. Cherif Amor in conversation with Mohammad Nabil Suleiman, Associate Professor at the interior design department at VCUarts Qatar

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Dr. Cherif Amor in conversation with Chris Fink, Chair of the fashion design department at VCUarts Qatar

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Dr. Cherif Amor in conversation with Dr. Aissa Deebi, Director of the painting and printmaking department at VCUarts Qatar

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Dr. Cherif Amor in conversation with Basma Hamdy, Associate Professor at the graphic design department at VCUarts Qatar

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Dr. Cherif Amor in conversation with Marco Bruno, Associate Professor at the MFA in Design department at VCUarts Qatar

Graduating Students

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Aisha Mohammed AlFadala
Ayatalla Mohamed
Farida Fathala
Hira Nisar
Najla Al-Eida

Reem Tarek Atout
Shaikha Al Thani

Faculty: Christopher Fink, Chair
Roda Al Marzouqi, Yang Soon Ju, Ali Khan, Sonali Raman, Esther de Veuve, Federica Visani and Jo Momeam

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Abdul Rahman Hatib
Alhanoof Abdulla
Fatima Aldosari
Fatima Ramzan
Gayatri Maelathil
Ghada Al-Qashouti
Ghada Ali
Hagar Allam
Hala Alghanim
Hannah Fakhri
Mashael Al Baker
Mohamed Nasser
Naima Almajdobah
Noof Alkhenji
Noor Abdulrazzaq Abdulwahab
Razan Mustafa
Roudah Alsheeb
Sara AlHelal
Sherifa Eletrebi

Faculty: Astrid Kensinger, Chair
Maryam Al-Homaid, Law Alsobrook, Denielle Emans, Basma Hamdy, Levi Hammett, Michael Hersrud, Leland Hill and Peter Martin
Adjunct Faculty: Pornprapha Phantanteacha, Mariam Rafehi and Bahia Shehab

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Alanoud Ashar
AlDana AlMuhannadi
AlReem M. AlKubaisi
Amira Y. Mohamed
Danna Masad
Deema Al Muraikhi
Khaled Al-Dosari
Lana Mohamed
Maha Al Emadi
Maha Masri
Mariam Kraidli
Maryam Al-Sayed
Maryam Al-Sulaiti
Nadine Al Sous
Noof Al-Naama
Reem Azab
Rofida Elkaffash
Shainah Dane Juras

Faculty: Liam Colquhoun, Interim Chair
Matthew P Holmes Dallimore, Erik J. Granberg, Haitham El-Hammali, Li Han, Mohammad Nabil Suleiman, Marwa Abdelmonem and Sherin Karawia

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Alice Aslem
Alya Alkaabi
AlMaha AlKaabi
Ece Yigit
Fajer Al-Abdulghani
Hassan Alshehhi
Maryam Al-Khaldi
Noora AlHardan

Faculty: Dr. Aissa Deebi, Director
Michael Perrone, Peter Welz, Dr. Bahaa Abudaya, Khalifa Al Obaidly, Rola Khayyat, Habeeb Futtaim and Mansour Mosawi

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Alaa Albarazy
Abdulrahman Al Muftah
Faheem Khan
Gente Retkoceri
Anurag Wallace

Faculty: Rab McClure, Director Robert Bianchi, Marco Bruno, Stella Colaleo, Reema Abu Hassan, Giovanni Innella, Yasmeen Suleiman and Michael Wirtz

Manager of Exhibitions and Lectures: Isabelle St-Louis
Assistant of Exhibitions and Lectures: Meera Badran
Exhibitions Assistant: Jumanah Abbas
Production Assistant: Joshua Bell

Art handlers: Gulf Warehouse Company – Fine Arts
Lighting set up: Ranjit Karunakaran
AV and IT assistance: Marlon Villones

Branding: Haya Daher
Prints: Printec
Photographer: Raviv Cohen, Nic van der Bijl

The faculty representatives for the BFA + MFA exhibition are:
Fashion Design: Chris Fink and Federica Visani
Graphic Design: Astrid Kensinger, Law Alsobrook and Leland Hill
Interior Design: Mohammad Nabil Suleiman, Matthew Holmes-Dallimore and Sherin Karawia
Painting + Printmaking: Dr. Aissa Deebi, Peter Welz and Rola Khayyat
MFA in Design: Marco Bruno and Rab McClure

Thanks to VCUarts Qatar staff for all the help and support we have received.

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VCUarts Qatar at a glance

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2022
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