In 2015 Mirna Bamieh was the recipient of the first ArteEast Fellowship for this summer's Art Omi Residency, hosted by Omi International Arts Center in Ghent, NY. Mirna joined 28 artists from 25 different countries for five weeks, in which she created the piece: "National Waves," a mixed media grid-like installation made up of silver flags from deformed silver pipe cleaners and cellphone paper, facing a fan that constantly alters the flags formation.
This residency combines a 6-week residency at Residency Unlimited in Brooklyn, NY with an 8-week residency immediately afterward at Sculpture Space in Utica, NY. This residency will be most suited to: Artists who need time to fully conceive a project, and then realize it.
Literature and fine art are conjoined in Iran born New York based artist Pouran Jinchi’s current solo exhibition Black & Blue on view at the Leila Heller Gallery from September 17 – October 24, 2015. Calligraphy is crucial to Jinchi’s process of eliminating objects and images in order to focus on meaning conveyed through abstraction.
Curated by Tommy Kriegsmann in association with Adham Hafez of Cairo’s HaRaKa platform, the festival partners with numerous organizations including The Graduate Center, CUNY, Sundance Institute Theatre Lab, ArteEast, Goethe-Institut, New York, and more to present a vast spectrum of work from nearly every country in the region.
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