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Bruce Presents: Anila Quayyum Agha–Connecting Threads

Thursday, April 11, 2024, 6:00 PM-7:30 PM, Gale and Robert H. Lawrence, Jr., and Pamela and Robert Goergen Auditorium

This April, join us at the Bruce for a presentation by artist Anila Quayyum Agha. During our program, Bruce Presents: Anila Quayyum Agha–Connecting Threads, attendees can anticipate a thought-provoking discussion on Agha's cross-disciplinary approach to mixed media. Tackling themes of politics, cultural diversity, social and gender roles, Agha's lecture promises to unravel the complexities of her conceptual artwork, providing profound insights into the intersection of art, societal dynamics, and the global landscape.

Bruce Presents: Anila Quayyum Agha – Connecting Threads will take place on Thursday, April 11, at 6pm in the Gale and Robert H. Lawrence, Jr., and Pamela and Robert Goergen Auditorium and will be livestreamed online.

Support for Bruce Presents is generously provided by Berkley One, a Berkley Company.
Space is limited. Online registration required.
Cost: Adults - $20, Livestream-$20, Students and Members receive a 20% discount

Members receive 20% off on their ticket.
Bruce Adventurer's Circle members and above receive two free tickets.

Students must show valid student ID at the front desk to receive discount.

Anila Quayyum Agha

About the Speaker:

Anila Quayyum Agha (b. Lahore, Pakistan) received her BFA from the National College of Arts, Lahore and an MFA from the University of North Texas. Major solo shows include the Kew, Shirley Sherwood Galleries - Royal Botanical Gardens, in London, UK; Museum of Oriental Art, in Turin, Italy; The Bruce Museum in Greenwich, CT; Cummer Museum of Art, in Jacksonville, FL; Amon Carter Museum of American Art in Fort Worth, TX; Columbia Art Museum in South Carolina; Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, MA; National Sculpture Museum in Valladolid, Spain; The Dallas Contemporary Art Museum; Cincinnati Art Museum; the Museum of Contemporary Art in Jacksonville, FL; Philbrook Museum of Art in Tulsa; North Carolina Art Museum in Raleigh; and the Toledo Museum of Art in Ohio. For the 2019 Venice Biennial, Agha was included in a collateral event, She Persists, with 22 contemporary feminist artists. Agha has received the Efroymson Art Fellowship, Cincinnati Art Museum’s 2017 Schiele Prize, the DeHaan Artist of Distinction Award twice (2018 & 2021) and the Joan Mitchell Painters and Sculptors award in 2019. Agha’s 2014 ArtPrize entry, titled "Intersections", earned the Public Vote Grand Prize and split the Juried Grand Prize in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She is the recipient of numerous grants from Indiana University like the New Frontiers Exploratory grant. 

For her creative research, Agha was awarded the highest research honor by Indiana University in 2016 titled Glenn W. Irwin Research Scholar Award. In 2020, Agha received an Endowed Chair position titled Morris Eminent Scholar in Art at Augusta University in Georgia, as well as the prestigious Smithsonian Fellowship in the arts for 2021 and worked with both SAAM and AAA in Washington, DC in May 2022. Her work has been collected by both institutions and private collectors; nationally and internationally. 

Agha works in a cross disciplinary fashion with mixed media, creating artwork that explores global and environmental politics, cultural multiplicity, and social and gender roles in our current cultural and global scenario. As a result, her artwork is conceptually challenging, producing complicated weaves of thought, artistic action and social experience. 


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