Alum Visiting Artist Beizar Aradini

Alum Visiting Artist Beizar Aradini

Art Alum Beizar Aradini at work during the arquetopia International Artist Residency, Urubamba, Peru

Lecture and Discussion with Art Capstone* featuring Alum Beizar Aradini

11:25 a.m.–2 p.m., Tuesday, November 17, 2021

Todd Hall, Room 354

All are Welcome to Attend this Free and Open Event

Best in Show - Beizar Aradini, Nashville, My Existence is Political —Fiber/Textile

*Art Capstone – An Art and Design course that focuses on public practices related to art-making, such as interdisciplinary critique, presentation, research methodologies, and self-analysis. Students create artwork in response to their critical inquiry and present it in a group exhibition at the course’s conclusion.

Beizar Aradini (b. 1991) was born in Mardin, Kurdistan, and immigrated to Nashville, Tennessee, in 1992. Her work unravels her family’s story as immigrants and examines cultural displacement through craft and fiber arts. Aradini has been featured in many exhibitions nationally and in Bê Welat: The Unexpected Storytellers at nGbk Gallery in Berlin, Germany. Her artwork has also been exhibited at the Frist Art Museum as part of the We Count: First-Time Voters exhibition, which received an Award of Excellence from the Tennessee Association of Museums. In addition, her work was featured in local publications such as Four Women Artists Reflect on Peoples and Places in the Nashville Scene and The Ties That Binds in Native Magazine. In 2021, she was awarded Best in Show of Tennessee Craft 2021 Biennial at the Tennessee State Museum. Recently, Aradini was selected as an artist-in-residence at Arquetopia International Artist Residency and completed an Andean Textile and Weaving workshop during her month-long stay in Urunamba, Peru.