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

The-Forgotten_550From Rajaa Elidrissi ’16:

“The Long Way ‘Home'” is an artist talk by Sundus Abdul Hadi about re-claiming identity, overcoming struggle, and using art as a vehicle for social change.

More info: 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.

Date: Monday, March 30
Time: 4:15 – 6 PM
Place: Department of Romance Languages Lounge, 300 High Street

More info from Elidrissi about the talk and Abdul Hadi’s work after the jump.

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 Quebec (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 Montreal. This event is in association with Muslim Women’s Voices at Wesleyan through Wesleyan University’s Center for the Arts with the generous support of the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art and Association of Performing Arts Presenters.

Sponsored by: Center for the Arts, Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life, Muslim Students’ Association, Middle Eastern Perspectives, the Thomas and Catharine McMahon Memorial Fund, WSA, and Turath House.