The BFA + MFA 2022
From May 9 to May 23, 2022
May 8, 2022 / 3–5 pm (only for VCU)
Artist(s) and Designer(s)
VCUarts Qatar Undergraduates and Graduates 2022
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.
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.
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.
VCUarts Qatar at a glance
Dr. Cherif Amor in conversation with Mohammad Nabil Suleiman, Associate Professor at the interior design department at VCUarts Qatar
Dr. Cherif Amor in conversation with Chris Fink, Chair of the fashion design department at VCUarts Qatar
Dr. Cherif Amor in conversation with Dr. Aissa Deebi, Director of the painting and printmaking department at VCUarts Qatar
Dr. Cherif Amor in conversation with Basma Hamdy, Associate Professor at the graphic design department at VCUarts Qatar
Dr. Cherif Amor in conversation with Marco Bruno, Associate Professor at the MFA in Design department at VCUarts Qatar
Reem Tarek Atout
Shaikha Al Thani
Christopher Fink, Chair
Roda Al Marzouqi, Yang Soon Ju, Ali Khan, Sonali Raman, Esther de Veuve, Federica Visani and Jo Momeam
Mashael Al Baker
Noor Abdulrazzaq Abdulwahab
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
AlReem M. AlKubaisi
Amira Y. Mohamed
Deema Al Muraikhi
Maha Al Emadi
Nadine Al Sous
Shainah Dane Juras
Liam Colquhoun, Interim Chair
Matthew P Holmes Dallimore, Erik J. Granberg, Haitham El-Hammali, Li Han, Mohammad Nabil Suleiman, Marwa Abdelmonem and Sherin Karawia
Dr. Aissa Deebi, Director
Michael Perrone, Peter Welz, Dr. Bahaa Abudaya, Khalifa Al Obaidly, Rola Khayyat, Habeeb Futtaim and Mansour Mosawi
Abdulrahman Al Muftah
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
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.
VCUarts Qatar at a glance
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