11 March 2021

Nadia Ayari to Give the Latest Talk in the “Decolonizing Art Narratives” Online Lecture Series

Nadia’s paintings relate conceptual narratives from surrounding structures

Tunisian painter Nadia Ayari will be giving the latest in the series of online lectures titled, “Decolonizing Art Narratives: Arab Women Artists Today.”

It will take place on March 17, from 8pm Doha time. Attendance is free and open to the public. 

The lecture will be followed by a discussion and Q&A moderated by Ruba Katrib, Curator at MoMA PS1 in New York. 

Nadia’s work focuses on political landscapes. Using recurring sets of protagonists, her paintings relate conceptual narratives from surrounding structures. Her recent explorations in fresco add a sculptural dimension to her richly dense surfaces and question dominant historical armatures.

The lecture series is a collaboration between VCUarts Qatar's Painting + Printmaking Department, and the Fire Station: Artist in Residence.

“Decolonizing Art Narratives: Arab Women Artists Today” explores issues of gender, politics, colonialism, culture, and identity. The online lecture series asks how Arab women artists can revisit and rethink existing narratives in contemporary art. 

To register, please click on this link https://vcu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_foWbk-81QFeqhq7vAKKjuQ

The department of Painting + Printmaking is a vibrant community centered on both practice and research. Students build skills in painting, drawing and printmaking but are also given opportunities to participate in an expanded field that includes socially engaged practices, creative coding, video, performance and more.

The program offers both BFA and MFA degrees in addition to interdisciplinary models of education in partnership with other areas across the university. Alumni from this program have gone on to careers as artists, teachers, gallerists, curators, arts administrators and master printers.

The lecture series is curated by Professor Rola Khayyat and Dr. Aissa Deebi.

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