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Water Stories with the Artist Alia Farid

Portrait of Alia Farid
Photo by Tony Rinaldo

Join the artist Alia Farid for a tour of Water Stories: River Goddesses, Ancestral Rites, and Climate Crisis and a discussion of the artwork Chibayish, 2023. Chibayish is part of a larger group of works that Farid has developed since 2018, focused on the impact of extractive industries on southern Iraq and Kuwait's ecological and social fabric.

Alia Farid (b.1985) lives and works in Kuwait and Puerto Rico. She has had solo exhibitions in Kunsthalle Basel (Basel, Switzerland), Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis (MO), Kunstinstituut Melly (Rotterdam, Netherlands), and Portikus (Frankfurt am Main, Germany). Recent and upcoming group shows include participation in the Diriyah Biennale, Whitney Biennial, Bienal de São Paulo, Gwangju Biennale, Sharjah Biennial, Theater of Operations: The Gulf Wars 1991–2001 in MoMA PS1, Yokohama Triennale, and Asia Pacific Triennial. She has forthcoming solo exhibitions in Chisenhale Gallery, Contemporary Art Museum Houston in partnership with Rivers Institute, CAC Passerelle, and Detroit Institute of Arts.

Alia Farid has a BFA from la Escuela de Artes Plásticas de Puerto Rico (San Juan, Puerto Rico), a MS from the Visual Arts Program at MIT (Cambridge, MA) and a MA in museum studies and critical theory from the Programa d’Estudis Independents MACBA (Barcelona, Spain). Farid received the Lise Wilhelmsen Art Award in 2023 and is currently the 2023–2024 David and Roberta Logie Fellow at Harvard Radcliffe Institute.

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Harvard Radcliffe Institute gratefully acknowledges the Johnson-Kulukundis Family Endowment Fund for the Arts, which is supporting this exhibition.


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