The Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy has selected designs by six sophomore graphic design students at VCUQatar to be rolled into its brand guidelines. The students designed iconic pictograms of Qatari landmarks and culture, and Arabic calligraphy monograms representing stadia precincts.
VCUQatar is starting this season’s Community Classes in February and course offerings include classes in different art and design areas by noted local and international instructors.
As part of the Crossing Boundaries Lecture Series, VCUQatar presents a lecture by Korean design consultant and curator Byung-Soo Eun entitled ‘Design beyond tradition’ on Wednesday, 22 January, 2014 at 6:00 pm at the atrium at VCUQatar.
The Gallery at Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar is pleased to present ‘The Depth of Hope,’ by acclaimed Egyptian Sudanese artist Fathi Hassan and a Crossing Boundaries lecture entitled ‘Signs, Traces & Calligraphy’ by Rose Issa, London-based curator, writer and producer.
Three Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar faculty won awards in the Arts and Humanities and Health and Biomedical categories at the recent Qatar Foundation Annual Research Conference (ARC’ 13) 2013.
As part of the Crossing Boundaries Lecture Series, VCUQatar presents a lecture by Arts Manager and Consultant Myles Pepper entitled ‘Cementing Relations at Home and Developing Relations Abroad’ on Wednesday, 20 November, 2013 at 6:00 pm at the atrium at VCUQatar.
The publishing program at VCUQatar's Painting and Printmaking department, Fanoon: Center for Printmedia Research, is hosting visiting artist Jenny Schmid from 19 November to 22 November, 2013. Schmid will also give an artist's lecture on Wednesday, 20 November at 12:15 pm at Room 268. The event is open to the public.
Alice Twemlow, chair and co-founder of the Design Criticism program at the School of Visual Arts in New York joined VCUQatar’s MFA program in Design Studies as a guest critic this month.
Scholars from around the world will explore the role of light in Islamic art and culture during the Fifth Biennial Hamad bin Khalifa Symposium on Islamic Art, 9-11 November, 2013 in Palermo, Italy.
VCUQatar, in association with Qatar Museums Authority, is pleased to host acclaimed New York-based performance artist Marina Abramović. The lecture will take place on Thursday, 7 November, 2013 at 12:15 pm at the atrium at VCUQatar.
The Gallery at Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar is pleased to present ‘Open Forms’, by acclaimed British artist Kate Terry.
VCUQatar is hosting an institution-wide open house ‘Zwara’ on Saturday, 2 November, 2013 from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. The event is open to the public.
VCUQatar hosted ‘Trifold’, an exhibition showcasing the modular origami creations of the female security staff at Education City.
Under the Patronage of H.E Sheikh Ahmed Bin Jassim Bin Mohamed Al-Thani, Minister of Economy and Trade, Qatar, the fourth annual Qatar International Businesswomen Forum (QIBWF) will be held in Doha, State of Qatar on November 11-12, 2013 at the St. Regis Doha Hotel.
Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar welcomed 73 new full time Master of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Arts students to the Education City campus.
Katara Art Center (KAC) presents Standalone Tools, the second solo show in Qatar by Director of Painting and Printmaking at VCUQatar Rhys Himsworth. Funded by a VCUQatar Faculty Research Grant, the exhibition is scheduled from 15 September to 27 October 2013 with an opening reception on Sunday, 15 September from 7:00pm to 9:00pm at the KAC, Building 5, Katara Cultural Village.
The Gallery at VCUQatar is pleased to present ‘My Rock Stars: Volume 1’, by acclaimed London-based Moroccan artist/photographer Hassan Hajjaj.
For the third consecutive year, VCUQatar collaborated with the Ministry of Social Affairs to offer a summer art and design program to 20 young female Qatari students aged 14 to 20.
VCUQatar’s research project ‘Mechanically Strong Aerogels with Custom Shapes’, has been awarded an $881,000 National Priorities Research Program (NPRP) grant by the Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF).
VCUQatar held its 2013 Commencement Ceremony on 6 May at the Education City Student Center, conferring 39 Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees in fashion, graphic, interior design and painting and printmaking and five Master of Fine Arts degrees in design studies.