Multidisciplinary artist, Fatimah Tuggar speaks in Art Now, Recital Hall, noon Oct 16, 2009

Tuesday, September 15, 2009 - 12:56pm
Event Location: 
Recital Hall October 14, 2009
Fatimah Tuggar is a multidisciplinary artist who uses technology as both a medium and a subject in her work to serve as metaphors for power dynamics. She combines, objects, images and sounds from diverse cultures, geographies and histories to comment on how media and technology diversely impact local and global realities.
Her work has been widely exhibited at international venues, in over 20 countries on five continents: including the Bamako Biennale, Mali, the 2nd Johannesburg Biennale, South Africa, Museum Kunst-Palast, Dusseldorf, Germany, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France, the 24thBiennial of Graphic Art, Ljubljana Slovenia, Moscow Biennale in Russia, the V SalonCANTV Jovenes, Venezuela, the IstanbulBiennial, Turkey, the Kwangju Biennale, South Korea and Museum of Modern Art, New York, US.
Her works has also been the subject of various panels and articles. This body of work has been integrated as parts of academic curricula, in diverse disciplines and discussions, including technology, new media, politics, cultural studies, feminism, diaspora, globalization, anthropology, sculpture, photography, and video among others.These institutions include University of Rome "La Sapienza",Italy, Harvard and Yale Universities, Vassar and Smith Colleges, to name a few.
Tuggar’s art education covers three continents and an even broader range of disciplines, traditions, processes, and materials. She attended the Blackheath School of Art in London, England, received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Kansas City Art Institute, a Master of Fine Arts from Yale University and did post graduate independent studies at the Whitney Museum of American Art.
Tuggar is in her second year at Duke University; last year as a research fellow at the John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute and this year as a Visiting Artist in Art, Art History & Visual Studies and the Department of African & African American Studies.