Opening Reception: Saturday, Aug 2, 8 - 10 pm
On August 2nd, Mona Kasra will open her exhibit “#solidarity,” alluding to the growing crossover between the use of self-portrait photographs (selfies) and online activism in the age of social media. Her new video work looks at socially engaged selfies that circulate on social media websites in response to various environmental, economic, political, and social issues around the world, and brings attention to the ways by which these images signify a new form of visual activism in the networked digital era.
The work will be on display through August 16.
Mona Kasra is a media artist, educator, and a PhD candidate at University of Texas at Dallas in Arts and Technology with a focus in Emerging Media & Communications. Her research is centered around the impact, power, and politics of the digital image in the networked era. Mona has exhibited work in numerous exhibitions, both in gallery and online settings, and has programmed, curated, and juried for several art events and film festivals. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for Video Association of Dallas and is represented by the Liliana Bloch Gallery in Dallas.
CentralTrak, The University of Texas at Dallas Artists Residency, established in 2008, is dedicated to the creation, presentation, and advancement of the contemporary arts. As a live/work space for eight artists, it serves as a community center in the North Texas area for broad intellectual discourse around the arts. While the residency promotes artistic experimentation through its support of production, the companion gallery encourages critical engagement in a local urban context through exhibitions and related programs. By building on the forward-thinking academic resources of the School of Arts & Humanities at The University of Texas at Dallas, CentralTrak unites artists from an expansive range of creative disciplines to extend and challenge contemporary notions of artistic practice, creative expression, and the role technology plays in these processes.
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