A Screening and Conversation with Filmmaker Alia Farid and Writer Noah Simblist Nov 12, 2022 Zoom
two boys waist deep in a watery marsh, turned with their clothed backs to the camera
Still from Chibayish, 2022; ultra-high definition video, color, sound, 22 minutes and 19 seconds. Filmed in the southern marshlands of Iraq with Riad Samir and Jassim and Qassim Mohammed. Image courtesy the artist.

Saturday, November 12th, 2022
1pm EDT on ZOOM

Join Burnaway for a screening of an excerpt from Alia Farid’s films At the Time of the Ebb (2019) and Chibayish (2022), followed by a conversation between the artist and Noah Simblist, associate professor and chair of Painting + Printmaking at Virginia Commonwealth University. Simblist’s essay, Alia Farid: Water Holds a Poetics of Relation, is part of Burnaway’s yearlong series Invasive Species. This public program coincides with the upcoming release of our annual reader, forthcoming in March 2023.

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Alia Farid (b. 1985) lives and works in Kuwait and Puerto Rico. Her work has been exhibited in Kunsthalle Basel (2022), Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis (2022), Kunstinstituut Melly (2022), Portikus (2019), Whitney Biennial (2022), Lahore Biennale (2020), Yokohama Triennale (2020), Gwangju Biennale (2019), Theater of Operations: The Gulf Wars 1991-2001 in MoMA PS1 (2019), Sharjah Biennial (2019), and the Bienal de São Paulo (2016). She has forthcoming solo exhibitions Chisenhale Gallery in London and Passerelle Centre d’art contemporain in Brest.

As a curator, writer and artist, Noah Simblist works on the ways in which contemporary artists address history, sovereignty, and the tensions between political forces and self determination. He edited the new book Tania Bruguera: The Francis Effect (Deep Vellum, 2022) as well as Commonwealth (Publication Studio, 2022) and Artist in Residence (Publication Studio, 2021) . Simblist has contributed to Art in America, Art Agenda, Art Journal, Terremoto, and other publications. His curatorial projects include Commonwealth at the Institute for Contemporary Art at Virginia Commonwealth University (2020), Conjunctions and Disjunctions at Black Ground in Cali, Colombia (2022). Summer Sessions: Commonwealth at the ICA at VCU (2019), Aissa Deebi: Exile is Hard Work at Birzeit University Museum in Palestine (2017), False Flags at Pelican Bomb in New Orleans (2016), and Emergency Measures at the Power Station, Dallas (2015). He is associate professor and former chair of Painting + Printmaking at Virginia Commonwealth University (Richmond).