MillerComm Lecture Series

Conceptualizing Migration, Memory and Place Through Art

Thursday, April 23rd, 2020
Kevork Mourad

Knight Auditorium
Spurlock Museum
600 South Gregory, Urbana

Event Description

Syrian-born Armenian artist Kevork Mourad will discuss how he conceptualizes migration, memory and place-making through his paintings and visual performances. Mourad depicts the Syrian refugee crisis and co-existence in cities like Qameshli, Aleppo and Damascus. He will elucidate how his and his ancestors' memories of the Syrian Civil War and the Armenian genocide inform his representations of upheaval and survival.

Hosted by: Holocaust, Genocide & Memory Studies

In conjunction with: Program in Jewish Culture & Society, Center for South Asian & Middle Eastern Studies, College of Fine & Applied Arts, Department of English, Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities, Program in Comparative & World Literature, Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center, School of Literatures, Cultures & Linguistics, School of Music

Kevork Mourad

Independent Artist, New York