Date & Time: September 25 4:30pm – 5:30pm
Location: Virtual

Grace Aneiza Ali, curator of the recent exhibition, “Are We Free to Move About the World: The Passport in Contemporary Art” and featured artist, Mona Bozorgi, will discuss the ways in which artists engage with the passport to examine its great paradox—its ability to grant freedom of movement as well as curtail it.

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Grace Aneiza Ali, curator of the recent exhibition, “Are We Free to Move About the World: The Passport in Contemporary Art” and featured artist, Mona Bozorgi, will discuss the ways in which artists engage with the passport to examine its great paradox—its ability to grant freedom of movement as well as curtail it. Their conversation will reflect on the broader themes in the exhibition as artists unpack the passport in context of our current migration crisis.

Speakers

Grace Aneiza Ali

Grace Aneiza Ali

Guyanese-born Grace Aneiza Ali is a Curator and Assistant Professor in the Department of Art and in the Museum and Cultural Heritage Studies Program, Department of Art History at Florida State University. Her curatorial, research, and teaching practices center on curatorial activism, art and migration, and art of the Caribbean Diaspora with a focus on her homeland Guyana. She serves as Curator-at-Large for the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI) in New York and Editor-in-Chief of the College Art Associations’ Art Journal Open and is a member of its Editorial Board. Her book, Liminal Spaces: Migration and Women of the Guyanese Diaspora explores the art and migration narratives of women of Guyanese heritage.

Mona Bozorgi

Mona Bozorgi

Mona Bozorgi is an Iranian interdisciplinary artist-scholar who lives and works in the US. Her work focuses on inclusive representation and explores the performative nature of photography as an entanglement between materials and discourses. Bozorgi’s work has been exhibited in Austria, Sweden, South Korea, Iran, England, and the United States, among others. Her work as a scholar has been presented at prominent conferences within the field on a variety of research topics, including photography theory and feminist post-humanism, visual culture and media studies. She received her MFA in photography from Savannah College of Art and Design and is currently working on her doctoral dissertation at Texas Tech University. Bozorgi is an assistant professor of photography at Florida State University.

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For more information on this event, please contact:

The Power of Art for Social Transformation
artivism@adelphi.edu

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