The Long Way ‘Home’: Art, Change, and Imagination


Annie Choi ’15 writes in:

Come hear Sundus Abdul Hadi speak! Event will be followed by a Q&A and a reception.

Sundus Abdul Hadi is an Iraqi-Canadian multimedia artist. She was born
in the UAE, raised and educated in Montreal, where she earned a BFA in
Studio Arts and Art History and a graduate diploma in Communication
Studies. Her work is a subversive and sensitive documentation of
current crises in the Middle East, often using manipulated
photographic imagery, mixed-media painting, artist books and sound.
Abdul Hadi is the co-founder of The Medium, a global multidisciplinary
artist collective.

Her work has been exhibited in Palestine, UAE, Canada, USA, France, UK
and Saudi Arabia. She has given workshops in Australia, Iraq and
Kuwait, and has been a speaker at Nuqat, the Arab Development
Initiative, the Nobel Peace Prize Forum, and at multiple universities
in Canada and the US. Abdul Hadi is a two time recipient of the
Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Québec (CALQ) Vivacité grant
(2008, 2013).

Alongside her studio practice, Abdul Hadi also curates exhibitions,
and hosts “Al Ruwad: The Groundbreakers”, a radio show about art and
culture on CKUT 90.3 fm in Montréal.

Date: Monday, March 30th
Time: 4:15-5:30 PM
Place: Department of Romance Languages (300 High St.)

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