Events: 2013

Lecture

Francesco Bonami + Tariq Al Jaidah : Crossing Boundaries, in association with QMA

As part of the Crossing Boundaries Lecture Series, Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar, in association with the Qatar Museums Authority, presents internationally renowned writer, critic and curator Francesco Bonami in conversation with cultural entrepreneur and art collector Tariq Al Jaidah.

Date & Time

27 Nov 2013 / 6:00pm

Entry

Free - Open invitation

Location

VCUQatar Atrium


Lecture

Myles Pepper : Crossing Boundaries

"Cementing Relations at Home and Developing Relations Abroad". This lecture is presented in association with Global Entrepreneurship Week.

Date & Time

20 Nov 2013 / 6:00pm

Entry

Free - Open invitation

Location

VCUQatar Atrium


Conference

God Is the Light of the Heavens and the Earth : Light in Islamic Art and Culture

The Hamad bin Khalifa biennial symposia are designed to address major themes in Islamic art and culture. The 2013 symposium which takes place in Palermo, Italy, investigates the topic of light from a wide range of perspectives, from the imagery of light in the Qur’an and in the literatures of the Islamic lands to light’s role in buildings, paintings, and other works of art. Keynote speaker will be the acclaimed visual artist, Iranian-born Shirin Neshat, whose photographic and videographic work is literally created with light.

Dates

9 Nov – 11 Nov 2013

Entry

Free - Ticket required

Location

Palermo, Italy


Workshop

Free workshops with MFA faculty: 2013 & 2014

The MFA department at VCUQatar presents a series of workshops with distinguished MFA faculty for senior students and alumni from all Education City branch universities.

All workshops will be run on both Saturday 23 November 2013, and 18 January 2014 from 9am to 4pm.

Date & Time

8 Nov 2013 / 6:00pm

Entry

Free - Ticket required

Location

VCUQatar MFA Studios


Lecture

Lecture in association with QMA : Marina Abramovic

Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar, in association with Qatar Museums Authority, is pleased to host world acclaimed New York-based performance artist Marina Abramović.

Date & Time

7 Nov 2013 / 12:15pm

Entry

Free - Open invitation

Location

VCUQatar Atrium


Exhibition

Kate Terry: Open Forms

London-based artist Kate Terry creates thread installation art that is nearly invisible at first. Using colored thread, she creates subtle yet spectacular presence in an empty space.

Exhibition Dates

6 Nov – 24 Dec 2013

Opening Reception

6 Nov / 6:00pm

Entry

Free - Open invitation

Location

VCUQatar Gallery


Open House

Zwara: Open House at VCUQatar

VCUQatar invites the Doha community to experience a variety of activities, exhibitions, demos and workshops starting at 3pm until 6pm on Saturday 2nd November.

Date & Time

2 Nov 2013 / 3:00pm

Entry

Free - Open invitation

Location

VCUQatar Building


Lecture

Joachim Sauter : Crossing Boundaries

German born and educated Joachim Sauter has been working as a media artist and designer since the early 1980’s. From the beginning, Joachim Sauter has focused on digital technologies. Fuelled by this interest, he founded ART+COM with other artists, designers, scientists and technologists.

Date & Time

18 Sep 2013 / 6:00pm

Entry

Free - Open invitation

Location

VCUQatar Atrium


Exhibition

My Rock Stars: Volume 1

"My Rock Stars: Volume 1" by acclaimed artist/photographer Hassan Hajjaj pays homage to traditional African portraiture, while celebrating present-day pop stars, unsung artists and personal inspirations in Hajjaj’s life.

Exhibition Dates

4 Sep – 24 Oct 2013

Opening Reception

4 Sep / 6:00pm

Entry

Free - Open invitation

Location

VCUQatar Gallery


Commencement

Commencement Ceremony 2013

The ceremony marks the culmination of years of hard work and perseverance on the part of the BFA and MFA graduates. Students, their families, friends, faculty and staff come together to celebrate VCUQatar graduates’ accomplishments and rejoice in their venture into the professional field as they take their expertise and creative capacities to every area of art and design.

Date & Time

6 May 2013 / 5:00pm

Entry

Private - By invitation only

Location

HBKU Student Center


Exhibition

BFA & MFA Exhibition 2013

The BFA & MFA Exhibition is a celebration of the work of all graduating students from VCUQatar's BFA and MFA programs.

Exhibition Dates

5 May – 20 Jun 2013

Opening Reception

5 May / 2:30pm

Entry

Free - Open invitation

Location

VCUQatar Saffron Hall and Gallery


Shop

Alumni Pop-Up Shop

Shopaholics rejoice! You're invited to our limited-time Alumni Pop-Up Shop, which is running for two days at VCUQatar in Education City.

Dates

4 May – 5 May 2013

Entry

Free - Open invitation

Location

VCUQatar Design Shop


Exhibition

6:3:1 - 6 Alumni, 3 Majors, 1 Exhibition

6:3:1 brings together the work of six invited alumni, from three major design disciplines at VCUQatar and VCUarts, in one unique exhibition.

Exhibition Dates

1 Apr – 30 Apr 2013

Opening Reception

21 Apr / 6:00pm

Entry

Free - Open invitation

Location

VCUQatar Gallery


Fashion Show

Fingerprint: 14th Annual Fashion Show

Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar is pleased to announce its 14th Annual Fashion Show ‘Fingerprint’, under the patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser. The show is hosted by Salam at The Gate Mall.

Dates

16 Apr – 18 Apr 2013
7:00pm ‐ 8:00pm

Entry

Paid - Ticket required

Location

Salam, The Gate Mall


Lecture

Virtual Reality Presentation

Presented by Dr. Sherif M. El-Wageeh. Dr. El-Wageeh is an Assistant Professor and Chairman of the Department of Architectural Engineering, College of Architectural Engineering and Design, The Kingdom University, Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain.

Date & Time

27 Mar 2013 / 1:30pm

Entry

Free - Open invitation

Location

VCUQatar Atrium


Conference

Tasmeem Doha 2013 : Hybrid Making

Tasmeem Doha 2013 – Hybrid Making will break free from a typical conference structure and act more like a series of on-going activities, collaborative workshops, lab sessions and exhibitions that will in their own way explore the various paradigms of making, be these in the form of traditional academic research (intended for scholarly journals, etc.), or makings that project more atypical and syncretic aims in their approach.

Dates

10 Mar – 17 Mar 2013

Entry

Free - Ticket required

Location

VCUQatar
Mathaf
HBKU Student Center


Shop

WeMadeThis.Es

Curated by Hector Ayuso, ‘WeMadeThis.Es’ is a panorama of creativity and talent. The artists and studios participating in the exhibition are: Alex Trochut, Andreu Balius, Atipo, Brosmind, Dvein, Folch Studio, Kike Besada, La Camorra, Lo siento, Marta Cerdà, Mr. Oso, Pablo Abad, Physalia, Ritxi Ostáriz, Serial Cut, Toormix and Vasava.

Dates

17 Feb – 20 Mar 2013

Entry

Free - Open invitation

Location

VCUQatar Gallery


Lecture

Ellen Lupton: Crossing Boundaries

As part of the 2012/2013 Crossing Boundaries Lecture Series, VCUQatar presents a lecture by Ellen Lupton

Date & Time

20 Feb 2013 / 6:00pm

Entry

Free - Open invitation

Location

VCUQatar Atrium


Lecture

Artist lecture by Tim Phillips

Tim Phillips has an extremely varied, investigative practice ranging from the sculptural to the digital - it is in this flux between the real and the virtual that his work exists. Phillips will speak about his recent work as a translation of the idea, where culture and belief are interchangeable terms.

Date & Time

14 Feb 2013 / 12:15pm

Entry

Free - Open invitation

Location

Room 268, VCUQatar


Lecture

Hind Beljafla: Crossing Boundaries

As part of the 2012/13 'Crossing Boundaries' Lecture Series, VCUQatar presents a lecture by Emirati fashion designer Hind Beljafla.

Date & Time

6 Feb 2013 / 6:00pm

Entry

Location

VCUQatar Atrium


Community Class

Early Spring 2013 Community Classes

Now open for registration! A wide selection of non-credit art & design Community Classes for adults and children can be booked in-person or securely online with your credit card.

Dates

Feb – Feb 2013

Entry

Paid - Ticket required

Location

VCUQatar


Lecture

The Portraiture of Africans in the Deccan, India

Dr Marika Sardar from the Metropolitan Museum in New York will be presenting her research in progress on Deccan portraits of African elites.

Date & Time

20 Jan 2013 / 6:00pm

Entry

Free - Open invitation

Location

Room 390


Admissions Event

MFA Portfolio Review Night

VCUQatar’s admissions office in collaboration with the MFA program is hosting a portfolio review night where applicants to the graduate program will have the opportunity to share their artistic and creative work with the faculty.

Date & Time

7 Jan 2013 / 6:30pm

Entry

Free - Open invitation

Location

Room 380


Exhibition

Moving Postcards

Part of the "The Art of Travel" exhibition. The Moving Postcards Project is an innovative endeavor that documents changing life in Doha through a developing collection of video fragments.

Exhibition Dates

9 Dec – 1 Jan 2013

Opening Reception

9 Dec / 6:00pm

Entry

Free - Open invitation

Location

AL RIWAQ Exhibition Space (next to the Museum of Islamic Art, Doha)