On View
Aug 26, 2010–Dec 30, 2010

Born in Kabul, Afghanistan, artist Lida Abdul creates artworks in a variety of media that explore issues of migration, memory, and restoration. Specifically, her work addresses the destruction and political conflict that has wreaked havoc in Afghanistan in recent decades.

Sponsored by Illinois Arts Council, a State Agency; Krannert Art Museum Director's Circle; and Krannert Art Museum Council.

In the late 1980s, Abdul was forced to flee her home country and live as a refugee in India and Germany before moving to the United States. Since 2001, she has returned to Afghanistan where she stages video-based works that examine nation-building efforts. Presently, she lives and works between Afghanistan and the United States.

Curator: Tumelo Mosaka