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Anida Yoeu Ali's Red Chador performance featured in NBC News and exhibited internationally

the Red Chador on the street

IAS faculty member Anida Yoeu Ali's "Red Chador" series is featured in NBC News. Ali's "Red Chador" performance continues the artist's interest in investigating issues of otherness. In this particular performance, The Red Chador asks the public "What is you fear?"  Since the debut of the work at the Palais de Tokyo (Paris) in April 2015 ...

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Anida Yoeu Ali is published in a new contemporary art book

Queering Contemporary Asian American Art (book cover)

IAS faculty member Anida Yoeu Ali is one of nine featured artists interviewed in a new book, “Queering Contemporary Asian American Art” recently published by the University of Washington Press. The book edited by Laura Kina and Jan Christian Bernabe takes Asian American differences as its point of departure, and brings together artists and scholars to challenge normative assumptions, essentialisms, and methodologies within Asian American art and visual culture. The book features cutting-edge visual artworks, including Ali’s The Buddhist Bug project alongside other notable contemporary performance artists including Wafaa Bilal, Viet Le and Saya Woolfak.

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Anida Yoeu Ali performs at Art Central Hong Kong and is featured in Harper’s Bazaar

photo of Red Chador holding Ban Me sign

IAS faculty member Anida Yoeu Ali recently performed “The Red Chador: Ban Me!” at Art Central Hong Kong from March 20-25, 2017. While still utilizing religious aesthetics to provoke ideas of otherness, Ali performed a new iteration of her internationally recognized “The Red Chador” series as a response to questions about democracy, civil participation and public complicity. For Hong Kong, Ali adapted her performance to emerge from 99 protest signs, each sign appropriating text from notable slogans of the HK Umbrella Movement, President Trump’s public speeches, the US Civil Rights movement of the 1960’s and ...

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Anida Yoeu Ali with Studio Revolt has two works featured in the new online exhibition "Salaam: I Come In Peace"

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IAS faculty member Anida Yoeu Ali, along with her media collaborative Studio Revolt, have two works: "Hijabs & Hoodies" and "The Red Chador" featured in the new online exhibition "Salaam: I Come In Peace" launched by the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center. The digitally curated exhibition includes four works from artists who address experiences of Muslims in America. These works offer deeper insight and understanding of the greater Muslim American community. 

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Anida Yoeu Ali becomes a fellow of the Salzburg Global Seminar in Salzburg, Austria

Anida Yoeu Ali

As an invited fellow, IAS faculty member Anida Yoeu Ali gave the opening artist talk for the Salzburg Global Seminar 573 Session on The Art of Resilience: Creativity, Courage and Renewal. The Salzburg Global Seminar is a seventy year old think tank engaged in designing, facilitating and hosting international strategic convening and multi-year programs to tackle critical issues in education, health, environment, economics, governance, peace-building and more. The mission of the Salzburg Global Seminar is to challenge current and future leaders to solve issues of global concern. The goal of this particular session was to ...

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