April 30, 2019

PennMFA thesis exhibition 2019

University of Pennsylvania

Mengda Zhang, The Sequel of The Sequel of What The Master Would Not Discuss (still), 2019.

The University of Pennsylvania Stuart Weitzman School of Design's 2019 graduating class of Master of Fine Arts students will present their thesis exhibition in the Icebox Project Space of the Crane Arts Building in Philadelphia. The exhibition represents the culmination of two years’ study at Penn and will be curated by Associate Curator at the New Museum, Sara O'Keeffe.

PennMFA thesis exhibition artists: Anthony Cerilli, Rami George, Nova Gothlin, Fields Harrington, Zachary Hill, Danielle Kovalski, Carolyn Lazard, Xiaoxuan Liu, E. Aaron Ross, Fred Schmidt-Arenales, Mengda Zhang

Exhibition curator Sara O'Keeffe
Sara O’Keeffe is an Associate Curator at the New Museum. She was part of the curatorial teams that organized Trigger: Gender as a Tool and a Weapon (with Johanna Burton, 2017–18), and the 2015 Triennial: Surround Audience (with Lauren Cornell and Ryan Trecartin, 2015). She curated RAGGA NYC: All the threatened and delicious things joining one another (2015) and Screens Series: Dynasty Handbag (2018–19), and co-curated Jeffrey Gibson: The Anthropophagic Effect (2019); MOTHA and Chris E. Vargas: Consciousness Razing—The Stonewall Re-Memorialization Project(2018–19); A.K. Burns: Shabby but Thriving (2017); My Barbarian: The Audience is Always Right (2016); Beatriz Santiago Muñoz: Song, Strategy, Sign (2016); Cheryl Donegan: Scenes and Commercials (2015–16); Wynne Greenwood: Kelly (2015) with Johanna Burton.

Penn MFA program
The Master of Fine Arts program at the University of Pennsylvania Stuart Weitzman School of Design is focused on the professional development of visual artists. Through workshops, seminar courses, international residency opportunities and interactions with curators, writers and artists, the program provides an open intellectual framework to foster independent methods of artistic research. In addition to seminars within the Fine Arts department, graduate students are encouraged to pursue topics of science and the humanities through an impressive selection of courses offered across the university.

Download the PennMFA program catalog
For program inquires, contact: mfa [​at​] or T (215) 898 8374

Icebox Project Space hours: Wednesday–Saturday 12-6pm

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