MFA Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Amira Hanafi
Jul 25 2012 7:00PM - 9:00PM
Part of the MFA Program in Studio Art's 18th Annual Summer Lecture Series featuring noted visiting artists and curators.
Amira Hanafi has worked in diverse capacities in the cultural field for over 15 years as an artist, writer, teacher, curator and arts administrator. She grew up as an Arab in America and returned to Egypt in 2010 to compile a psycho·geography of Cairo, featuring insider and outsider perspectives. In January 2011, she began working with Artellewa Art Space in Giza, Egypt, managing the space and its projects. As an artist, Hanafi works primarily with text and printed matter. She is the author of Forgery (Green Lantern 2011), a collage essay centered around a 140 year-old Chicago steel forge, and Minced English (aHa Books 2010), an index of 29 terms for people of mixed race. She has exhibited her work to audiences in the United States and the Arab world. Hanafi earned her MFA in 2008 from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and a BA in Political Science from Rutgers University in 2000.Hamilton Hall
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