On Saturday Jan 18 arrives Madyha Leghari for the start of her winter residency at the Siena Art Institute, a visual artist and writer based in Lahore, Pakistan.
Her first solo presentation, ‘Notes Towards Silence’ (2016) was held at Rohtas Gallery, Lahore. She has also been writing on art for a number of publications including ArtNow Pakistan and the Dawn Newspaper. She was the recipient of the Massachusetts College of Art
Teaching Residency in 2019 and the Murree Museum residency in 2014 and is nominated for the AICAD Post-Graduate Teaching Fellowship 2020. She has been teaching at the National College of Arts, Lahore, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston and the Beaconhouse National University, Lahore.
For more information, check out her residency profile page.
A glimpse into some of the interdisciplinary final projects of our international young artists at the Siena Art Institute during the Fall 2019 semester.
Participants in the Fall 2019 Semester included:
We are looking forward to hosting our winter-term students from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in January 2020!
SAIC First-Year Scholars Program from School of the Art Institute on Vimeo.
FALL 2019 SHOW (Mostra di autunno, testo in italiano di sotto)
EXHIBIT INAUGURATION SATURDAY DECEMBER 7th 4-6pm
The evening will begin at 4:00pm with the presentation of the works and refreshments. We’ll celebrate together the artworks created by the young artists of the Siena Art Institute and Siena School for Liberal Arts during the Fall 2019 semester.
In addition, during the exhibit opening event it will also be possible to visit the studios of artists-in-residence John Melvin, Marina Mangubi, Pamela Lawton, Danny Licul, and Honey Jones-Hughes.
Free and open to the public.
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/454441798828536
Meeting individually and as a group this week with the Siena Art Institute’s Project Fellows Bik Van der Pol, giving input about work-in-progress and getting ready for the upcoming Radio Arte broadcast on Friday Nov 29th, hosted at the Istituto Franci.
For more info: https://www.sienaart.org/News/CALL-DAI-UNA-VOCE-A-SIENA/
We’re delighted to have Marina Mangubi starting her residency at the Siena Art Institute, as the final artist-in-residence for our Fall 2019 season. A painter, printmaker and installation artist, Mangubi works on thematic projects that probe hidden meanings in familiar historical and philosophical constructs, and she is Professor of Art at the College of Wooster. Her current visual and performance art series, titled Painting Biathlon, posits an artist as an athlete.
Marina Mangubi will be leading an artist’s talk on Tuesday Nov 12 at 6pm at the Siena Art Institute as part of our ongoing series “StARTers: Assaggi d’Arte” (Tastes of Art). The talk will be free and open to the public. We hope you can join us to learn more about her unique artistic practice and the projects she’ll be working on during her residency here in Siena!
For more info, visit her residency profile page.
A few snapshots from the Oct 30 Mid-Term critique of the Art & Society course, with faculty and students discussing our group’s most recent projects.
SpaceToMake walks on Oct 12 with the international artists of the Siena Art Institute sharing locations of creativity in Siena‘s center for the GiornataDelContemporaneo of AMACI. Thanks to the support of Fondazione Monte dei Paschi di Siena. Stay tuned for more updates!