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VCUQ announces two exciting art exhibitions from its artists in residence Nastassja E. Swift and Gina Hunt

VCUQ announces two exciting art exhibitions from its artists in residence Nastassja E. Swift and Gina Hunt

Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar (VCUQatar) will host new exhibitions by its two Artists in Residence; Nastassja E. Swift and Gina Hunt over the next three weeks.

The exhibitions, which will be showcased at the VCUQatar Gallery, are the culmination of nine months of work by the two VCUQatar Fellows and they document their experiences as artists working in the Gulf region.

The first exhibition, which opened on Sunday 27 March at 6pm and runs to 3 April, is entitled, ‘I Keep Repeating It Over & Over In My Head’ by Nastassja E. Swift. The unusual title of the exhibition refers to the feelings of doubt and anxiety felt by an individual who has been subjected to or experienced racism. Swift illustrates both the reaction to experiencing racism by showcasing work that fuses memories from her childhood, with fictional responses that depict provocative self-portraits and narratives.

Gina Hunt’s ‘Liquid Crystal + Polymer’ exhibition opens on 10 April at 6pm and runs to 16 April. Hunt was inspired by the digital screens that are used in our daily lives, such as laptops, TVs, mobile phones and other electronic equipment, to create abstract paintings by using colored, translucent textiles.

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