Talk: Wednesday, February 23 at 2pm
The Montgomery College Visual and Performing Arts Department of the Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus presents the first artist talk of Spring Semester 2022 featuring artist in residence Ebtisam Abdulaziz. Ebtisam is a multidisciplinary artist, writer, and holds a bachelor’s degree in science and mathematics from the United Arab Emirates University in Al Ain. The virtual artist talk will be given at 2pm on Wednesday, February 23rd. This event will be held via ZOOM webinar. This event is free and open to the public. Please go to www.montgomerycollege.edu/artsinstitute to register for this artist talk.
About the Artist
Ebtisam Abdulaziz, lives between UAE and Washington DC. Abdulaziz incorporates her unique perspective on mathematics and the structures of systems to explore issues of identity and culture through installations, performance pieces, video, paintings and works on paper. Her works are evidence of a fascination with systemic ways to produce emotionally or intellectually meaningful forms of expression. Combining the scientific with the arbitrary, at times juxtaposing the two to force the viewer to question their assumptions about rules in the natural and formulaic world. The variety in shapes and materials are exhibited for different purposes, some document the accelerating times, others present an alternative concept to the accelerating change in our environment. Ebtisam deals with everyday issues, specifically psychological poignancies; issues like life and death, happiness, sorrow, love, hate and jealousy, as well as human situations such as social injustice, equality, race, religions, women, and political Issues.
About the AIR Program
The Artist in Residence (AIR) program provides artists with studio space for up to one semester in duration. Studios provided are highly visible and placed in an interactive academic setting. To maximize interaction with academic programs, residency dates will align with the academic calendar. Current Artist in Residence will interact with students both in person and online via departmental social media pages, @930KingStreet on Instagram.
The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Arts Center is located at 930 King Street CF120, Silver Spring, MD.