MFA|EDA Student & Alumni News: Winter 2017 Playlist

MFA|EDA dispatches from near and far, current and alumni. Congratulations all.


Haoyang Zhao (‘17) in Duke Today.

Katie King (’18) Cousins on view at the Installation ArraySmith Warehouse Bay 11.

Colleen Pesci (’17) and Dear Companion at the Kenan Institute for Ethics, February 1 – March 3, 2017

Power Plant Gallery Call for residency applications.

MFA|EDA Sunday Screening Salon in Duke Today.

Soundings: Protest/Politics/Dissent, a broadcast audio exhibition at the Power Plant Gallery.

Deadline approaching:  Feb 15 for MFA|EDA Fall 2017 admission.

Mendal Polish (’15) posts to the CDS Porch.

Haoyang Zhao (’17) Triptych (Faces) on view at Duke’s West Union.

Chris Thomas (’16), Anna Kipervaser (’15) and Tom Whiteside (Durham Cinematheque) present  project:viewed  at Raleigh’s LUMP, Feb 13-15.

Laurenn Mcubbinn (’13) as part of SOMARTS’ We’re Still Working: The Art of Sex Work, Jan 27-Feb 25

Josh Gibson (faculty) European premiere of Tempo of Tomorrow Revisited at the International Film Festival Rotterdam, Jan 25-Feb 5

Michaela O’Brien (’16) In Crystal Skin screens at Miradas Doc XI, Jan 27-Feb 4

Mendal Polish (’15) A Sounding: The Body and Queer Listening on view at Power Plant Gallery.

This year’s visiting artist include: Laida Lertxundi, Michael Snow, Jack Loeffler, Steve Cossman, Karen Yasinsky, Zanele Muholi, Thomas Drysadale, Mariette Pathy-Allen, David Gatten, Phil Solomon, Wu Wenguang, Bill Brown, Christopher DeLaurenti, and Bill Pivetta.

Mark your calendar:  MFA|EDA 2017 Thesis Exhibition, March 3-April 2

Michaela O’Brien (’16) in Transient Visions, PhotoWerk Berlin, and Antimatter.

Kristin Bedford (’14) in Be Art.

Lisa McCarty (’13) will screen Lake Eden as part of ReVIEWING Black Mountain College 8, at UNC Asheville’s Reuter Center, September 23.

Tamika Galanis (’16) will screen When the Lionfish Came at the Trinidad+Tobago Film Festival in September, and will participate and exhibit in the Caribbean Digital III Conference at Columbia University in December.

Jon-Sesrie Goff (’16), Roxanne Campbell (’16) and Tamika Galanis (’16) are panelists (sum of these things: negritude and materiality) at  Black Portraiture[s] III in Johannesburg, South Africa, November 17-18.

Alex Cunningham (’16) and Lisa McCarty (’13) will screen films as part of Exposure, curated by Tomonori Nishikawa, at Binghamton University’s Kopernik Observatory, September 30.

Lauren Mueller (’17), winner of Kodak’s Student Scholarship Gold Award.

Salima Al-Ismaili (’17), named the MFA|EDA Graduate and Professional Student Council representative, and recipient of the Kenan Institute for Ethics 2016-17 Graduate Arts Fellowship.

Roxanne Campbell (’16), awarded a fellowship from the Institute of Creative Arts at the University of Cape Town. More information about the project here.

Nicholas Pilarski (’15) and Destini Riley, named to Filmmaker Magazine’s 25 New Faces of Independent Film, and featured on New York Times Op Docs.

Alina Taalman (’15), named inaugural Cassilhaus Travel Fellow.

Jeremy M. Lange (’18) and Alix Blair’s Farmer/Veteran awarded Best Documentary at the Brooklyn Film Festival. Jeremy also contributed a feature on Burk Uzzle for IndyWeek, and was photographer for The New York Times Magazine’s recent feature on the water crisis in Flint, Michigan.

Rachel Boillot (’14), featured in the New Yorker with her Silent Ballad Cumberland photo series.

Laurenn McCubbin (’13) exhibited with Borders at the RiverHouse Gallery, and in January will exhibit A Monument to the Risen as part of The Commons Curatorial Residency in San Francisco at SOMArts.

Aaron Kutnick (’15), exhibited in the Relapse Collective with 3459.

Alex Harris (faculty) at the Halsey.

Erin Espelie (’14), screened The Lanthanide Series at Anthology Film Archives and Sight Unseen.

Dan Smith (’16) is the Student Programs manager at the Kenan Institute of Ethics, and was featured in Ain’t Bad Magazine.

Tracy Fish (’15), featured in Oxford American’s Eyes on the South.

Qathi Hart (’16), story contributor to Close Relations, episode 18 of Scene on Radio.

Chris Thomas (’16), Artist-in-Residence at Goodyear Arts.

Lisa McCarty (’13) screened Fragments of a Tesseract in the Carnegie Museum of Art’s 2-Minute Film Festival. Lisa also screened at the Chicago and Winnipeg Underground Film Festivals, and contributed Actions of Light, Unseen to Oxford American’s Eyes on the South.

Michaela O’Brien (’16) and Love Valley featured in Ain’t Bad Magazine.

John Rash (’14) invited as a feature filmmaker in the Zhengzhou Experimental Film Festival, a recipient of the 2016 Brickyard Residency in Beijing, and contributed to Close Relations, episode 18 of Scene on Radio.

Matt Cicanese (’15), received a National Geographic Young Explorer grant, and was accepted into the Emerging League Program of the International League of Conservation Photographers.

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Viewfinder image from Mendal Polish (’15) A Sounding: The Body and Queer Listening on view at Power Plant Gallery

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