The work of pianist, composer and anti-apartheid activist Abdullah Ibrahim reflects his exposure to multiple cultural influences.
Speaker, Artist, Professor
The research of Esra Akcan, professor of architectural theory at Cornell University, foregrounds the intertwined histories of Europe, West Asia and East Africa, offering new ways to understand architecture’s role in global, social and environmental justice.
Begum Lipi, Tayeba
Encompassing prints, sculptures, videos and paintings, Tayeba Begum Lipi’s practice investigates gender roles and gender-specific structural violence in Bangladesh.
Campos-Pons, Maria Magdalena
Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons’ body of work grapples with the coordinates of diasporic identity formation: migration, displacement, collective memory, spirituality and gender.
Artist, Speaker, Professor
Eddie Chambers is a Professor in the Department of Art and Art History, University of Texas at Austin (2016–ongoing). His work centres primarily on African American art and African Diaspora art history.
Art Historian, Artist
Art historian and artist Iftikhar Dadi is the John H. Burris Professor in the Department of History of Art and Director of the South Asia Program, and board member of the Institute for Comparative Modernities at Cornell University.
John Harvey is a multidisciplinary artist of Torres Strait Island (Saibai Island) and English descent. A writer, director and producer, he works in theatre, visual art and film.
Mithu Sen’s conceptual art practice is born of a desire to subvert hierarchical social codes pertaining to myths of the market, sexuality, language and marginalisation.