2004-2005 exhibitions

"Ghada Amer"

June 1 through July 16, 2005

Curated by Raechell Smith, director of the Artspace

During the spring 2005 semester, Ghada Amer, visiting artist-in-residence at the Artspace, created new work in collaboration with students and alumni of the Kansas City Art Institute. This exhibition, featured the two new paintings created in Kansas City and a selection of paintings, drawings, sculpture and photographic documentation of the artist’s Garden Projects from around the world.

"2005 Annual B.F.A. Exhibition"

April 9 through May 15, 2005

Organized by Heather Lustfeldt, assistant curator, and Jaimie Warren, projects assistant

New work by more 100 candidates for the Bachelor of Arts degree from the Kansas City Art Institute majoring in art history, ceramics, creative writing, fiber, graphic design, illustration, interdisciplinary arts, new media, painting, photography, printmaking and sculpture.

"Shirin Neshat: Fervor"

Nov. 13, 2004 through Feb. 19, 2005

Curated by Raechell Smith, director of the Artspace

Born in Iran and now based in New York, Shirin Neshat is an internationally-acclaimed artist recognized for her filmic works examining women’s roles in Iran and the phenomenon of veiling behind a black chador. The exhibition featured Neshat's "Fervor" (2000), a two-channel video and sound installation, and a selection of Neshat’s photographs.

"New, Two: 2004 KCAI Faculty Biennial"

Sept. 18 through Oct. 30, 2004

This exhibition showcased new work, ranging in media, by recently appointed faculty members at the Kansas City Art Institute. Artists included Laura Berman, Rebecca Dolan, Russell Ferguson, Andrea Flamini, Carolyn Kallenborn, Brett Reif, DeAnna Skedel and Michael Wickerson.

"Digital Lounge"

July 29 through Sept. 2, 2004

Organized by Amalia MariƱo and the Artspace

"The Digital Lounge" presented curated programs of feature films, documentaries on art and artists and art-related genres including animation, narrative shorts and videos.

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