VCUarts expo to mark 20th anniversary

 18 Sep 2017 - 8:30

VCUarts expo to mark 20th anniversary

The Peninsula

To mark the 20th anniversary for Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts in Qatar, the university will celebrate the diversity and success of their alumni through a special exhibition called 20/20/20 in the Gallery at VCUarts Qatar from tomorrow to October 31.

The exhibition is curated by alumni and will showcase the work of 20 alumni from all programmes, demonstrating how VCUarts Qatar prepares its alumni to take the leading edge in designing the future. 

The 20/20/20 VCUarts Qatar Alumni Exhibition is an excellent way to discover the outstanding works of a new generation of art and design talent in Qatar.  “Our Alumni show reflects the intellectual and creative ambiance of two decades at VCUarts Qatar and how our collective contributions to art and design has had a major impact on our students, Qatar and surrounding regions. The exhibit gives us an opportunity to see how our artists continue to build on excellence and create compelling artistry for years to come,” said Dr. Akel I. Kahera, VCUarts Qatar Dean.

20/20/20 is curated by VCUarts Qatar alumni Maryam Yousuf Al Homaid and Ahmad Oustwani. The exhibition identity design is created by VCUarts Qatar alumnus Moza Khalifa Al-Suwaidi (BFA in Graphic Design, 2013), who is also a graphic designer at the Office of Communications.

Maryam Yousuf Al-Homaid is an interdisciplinary designer holding a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Graphic Design and a Master in Design Studies from Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts in Qatar. She is currently an Assistant Professor in the Graphic Design department.

Ahmad Oustwani is the Alumni Relations Coordinator at VCUarts Qatar. Ahmad holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Graphic Design with an Art History minor from Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts in Qatar and is currently completing a Master of Science (M.S.) in Student Affairs in Higher Education from Colorado State University.