Talks | Feb 5 2019 1pm
Meet Over Lunch: Abdullah Qureshi
Tuesday, February 5, 2019
1pm (free and open to the public)
Residency Unlimited (RU)
360 Court Street (enter the Church through the main entrance)
Brooklyn, NY 11231
Abdullah Qureshi presents an overview of his practice, addressing the significance of the autobiography, traumatic pasts, and sexuality in his painting, along with selected curatorial projects and his on-going doctoral project, entitled 'Mythological Migrations: Imagining Queer Muslim Utopias Through Contemporary Art' - which, responds to an urgent need to recognize queer Muslim voices and challenges rampant Islamophobia in Europe by contextualizing narratives of Muslim LGBTIQ+ refugees and asylum seekers in Finland in Islamic history, mythologies, and contemporary art.
Abdullah Qureshi is an artist, educator, and cultural producer. Through his research and production, he interrogates ways that queerness and resistance manifest within Muslim contexts. Qureshi’s work has been exhibited internationally, and he has held numerous positions at cultural and educational institutions including British Council and the National College of Arts, Lahore. In 2017, Qureshi received the Art and International Cooperation fellowship at Zurich University of the Arts and is currently a Doctoral Candidate at Aalto University in Finland and Research Fellow at the Center for Arts, Design, and Social Research, Boston.
The Meet Over Lunch series is an ongoing invitation extended to local and visiting art practitioners to present their practice and projects over lunch to the RU community.