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VCUarts Qatar Launches BFA + MFA Exhibition 2022

April 26, 2022
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Exhibition showcases creativity of artists and designers for the public

The BFA + MFA Exhibition 2022, a display of the work of this year’s graduating cohort of students, will open to the public from May 9 at our campus.

The exhibition will be presented on the ground floor of our building and can be visited from Sunday to Thursday, 9 am to 5 pm until May 17. Visitors are not required to make appointments to view the exhibition but need to present their green Ehteraz status prior to entry.

Those unable to visit the campus, or from across the globe, can view the exhibition at this link https://qatar.vcu.edu/bfa-mfa-thesis-2022 

The show is a collective presentation of the unique, and often convention-breaking, work of 57 graduates from our Class of 2022. These include 52 students from the undergraduate graphic design, interior design, painting and printmaking, and fashion design programs, and five students from the postgraduate program in design.

Design for inclusivity, homelessness, conflict, cultural conservation, third culture kids, mental well-being, nationality and identity, social hierarchies, and sustainable modular furniture, are some of the themes that have been examined by this year’s cohort of graduates.

Despite most of the last two academic years being held online, VCUarts Qatar ensured that students had access to resources that would allow them to incorporate techniques such as animation, textile design, silk printing, fabrication technology, visual languages, product, print and website design, typography, home fashion merchandising, building code requirements, interior graphics, printmaking, digital painting, screen-printing, lithography, computer programming, and photographic stencil techniques, in their final projects.

“This year, we’re thrilled to present the work of our graduating Class of 2022 to you, as an in-person exhibition,” said Dean Amir Berbić. “This physical show, along with an online presence, allows greater reach, offering industry and media professionals a chance to view and appreciate the talent and creativity at VCUarts Qatar. The projects on display show how this graduating group – despite spending almost two years fluctuating between online, hybrid and on-campus studies – didn’t let any of these challenges distract them from exploring current issues that affect humanity across the globe, or from elevating the ordinary and the everyday into extraordinary, thought-provoking installations.”

The Class of 2022 follows in the footsteps of alumni who are making their mark in the four corners of the globe. Some of them have been recognized through international awards – such as the Telly Awards, the Venice TV Award, International Property Awards, and the Red Dot Award – while others have had their work displayed at prestigious exhibitions and events in places such as Doha, Dubai, Milan, Venice, London, Berlin, Paris, and Hong Kong.

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