In this public lecture, Wafaa Bilal discusses specific bodies of his work including Domestic Tension (aka Shoot an Iraqi), Virtual Jihadi and the 3rdi, elaborating on the evolution of his artwork, reflecting on his personal narrative and experiences living in both the conflict zone of Iraq and the comfort zone of the United States. His dynamic, participatory work blends technology and performance to engage viewers in dialogue. The controversial aspects of his work spark deeper conversation, posing questions about political and personal realities. Bilal's work places him in the role of artist as platform initiator, helping to shift and change distribution channels in media.
Presented by the Stamp Gallery and the Graduate Art History Association With support from the Department of Art History and Archaeology and the Department of Art.
This event is part of the university’s “Maryland Dialogues on Diversity & Community” series. Learn more at: http://umd.edu/MarylandDialogues/.