Anida Yoeu Ali engages Atlanta community in a 10-day residency at The Carlos Museum

Bug photo courtesy of The Michael C. Carlos Museum
Photo courtesy of The Michael C. Carlos Museum

IAS faculty member Anida Yoeu Ali completed a 10-day residency at the Michael C. Carlos Museum in Atlanta, Georgia. Ali’s artworks comprising of photos, videos, installation and live performance from her Buddhist Bug series are part of a group exhibition titled "And I Must Scream”.

Developed by Amanda H. Hellman, the museum's curator of African art, the exhibit focuses on different expressions of global crises. Ali’s residency was part of an extensive public program featuring the artist in a range of public engagements. During Ali’s residency, she delivered an artist talk, performed live inside the Carlos Museum and outdoors in the Clarkston community at Refuge Coffee, held a writing workshop with the Women’s Refugee Network and engaged directly with students at Emory University.

In a recent article published in the Emory Wheel, the writer observed this about the live performance of The Buddhist Bug, “Ali’s performance brings the audience together; the room buzzes with light conversation. When I meet Ali, I instantly feel peaceful. I tell her this, and she smiles.”

The Buddhist Bug is currently on view at The Carlos Museum until May 15, 2022.

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