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April 3-4: Anila Quayyum Agha Artist in Residency

Agha will give artist's lecture Monday, April 3 in Ostrander Auditorium.

2017-03-06
Minnesota State University, Mankato Media Relations Office News Release, 3-6-2017

Mankato, Minn. – Pakistani-American artist Anila Quayyum Agha will deliver a public artist’s lecture at 7 p.m. Monday, April 3 in the Centennial Student Union’s Ostrander Auditorium at Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Agha’s lecture is free and open to the public.

Agha is the next featured artist in the University’s Art Enrichment and Andreas Endowment Residency and Lecture Series. She will be consulting with classes as an artist-in-residence from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, April 3-4 in Minnesota State Mankato’s Nelson Hall.

According to a bio on her website, Agha works in a cross-disciplinary fashion with mixed media, creating artwork that explores global politics, cultural multiplicity, mass media 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.

Anila Quayyum Agha was born in Lahore, Pakistan. She has a master of fine arts degree in fiber arts from the University of North Texas. Agha’s has exhibited her work in multiple international art fairs as well as in over 20 solo shows and 50 group shows. She has won numerous awards and grants.

In 2013, Agha received the Creative Renewal Fellowship awarded by the Indianapolis Arts Council. Agha won the two top prizes at ArtPrize 2014, in the international art competition held in Grand Rapids, Mich. Her entry, titled “Intersections,” earned the ArtPrize 2014 Public Vote Grand Prize and split the Juried Grand Prize in a tie.

For more information, call the Minnesota State Mankato Department of Art at 507-389-6412. The complete 2016-2017 Conkling Gallery Schedule, list of artist residencies and lecture series is located at http://www.mnsu.edu/artdept/exhibitions.html.

Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university with 15,110 students, is part of the Minnesota State system, which comprises 31 state institutions. 

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