Rivers Institute for Contemporary Art & Thought and the Amistad Research Center proudly invite you to join us for an evening of conversation in New Orleans with our 4th Amistad-Rivers Research Resident Alia Farid and the curator and writer Amal Khalaf on Tuesday, August 29th at The Albert & Tina Small Center for Collaborative Design in New Orleans. Farid and Khalaf will discuss the reverberations between Farid’s work in the marshlands of Iraq and her recent discovery of the wetlands of southeastern Louisiana.
We hope you will join us to learn more about Farid and Khalaf’s practices, our partnership with Amistad Research Center, and the art that collaboration makes possible.
The Albert & Tina Small Center for Collaborative Design
1725 Baronne Street
New Orleans, LA 70117
Doors open at 6pm Eastern Time, the conversation will begin promptly at 6:15pm. A short reception will follow.
Seating is first-come first-serve. Attendance is free and open to the public, but due to limited seating, we strongly encourage you to RSVP on our Eventbrite link and arrive early to secure your seats.
Alia Farid (b. 1985, Kuwait City; lives and works in Kuwait City and San Juan, Puerto Rico) received a BFA from la Escuela de Artes Plásticas de Puerto Rico (San Juan), an MS in Visual Studies from MIT (Cambridge, MA), and an MA in Museum Studies and Critical Theory from the Program d’Estudis Independents, Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art (Barcelona, Spain). She has presented solo exhibition at Portikus (Frankfurt) and Kunstinstituut Melly (Rotterdam). Recent group shows include participation in the 32rd Bienal de Sao Paulo, the 12th Gwangju Biennale, Sharjah Biennial 14, the 2nd Lahore Biennale, Theater of Operations: The Gulf Wars 1991-2001 at MoMA PS1, and the 2022 Whitney Biennial: Quiet as It’s Kept. She is the 2023 recipient of the Hene Onstad Kunstsenter’s Lise Wilhelmsen Art Award.
Amal Khalaf is a curator, artist, and is currently Director of Programs at Cubitt, London, and Projects Curator-at-Large at the Serpentine Galleries, London. She has commissioned and developed residencies, exhibitions, workshops, and collaborative research projects that address the role of art operating within pedagogy and social urgencies. She is a founding member of artist collective GCC, Consortium Commissions Curator for Mophradat, and a trustee for not/no.w.here, and on the artistic committee for Arts Catalyst. In 2016 she co-directed the 10th edition of the Global Art Forum, Art Dubai. Amal’s artistic work has been presented at Goldsmiths College (London), the Venice BIennale 2019 (Italy), MoMA PS1 (NY), The New Museum (NY), Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art (Doha), Musée D’Art Moderne (Paris), and the Sharjah Art Foundation (Sharjah).