Wednesday, September 22 @ 5 – 6:15pm
FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Online at Zoom: go.wisc.edu/uw-art-talks
A Pakistani-American artist working with drawing, installation, performance, animation, video and sound, Mariam Eqbal is interested in variables and constants, as well as, the in-betweens. Repetition plays an essential role in her practice; it functions as a basic constraint expressing the constant nature of time fundamental to transformation. It represents the simplicity that is at the root of complexity and is primary in the visualization of evolutionary processes and motion. Eqbal’s practice pivots around the intersections of art, science, and philosophy, and it uses a pool of cross-disciplinary resources including drawing, the history of cinema and the moving image, design, sound, systems theory, Sufism, and time and space.
Eqbal’s work has been screened and exhibited across the United Stated and internationally, including, Great Britain, Columbia, the Netherlands, India, and Canada, as well as, in the Museum of Contemporary Art, Bogota, Columbia (2017), Taubman Museum of Art, Roanoke, Virginia (2017), and at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, Virginia (2015). Eqbal is a part-time faculty in the Department of Arts and Humanities at the University of Richmond, in Richmond Virginia, and an Affiliate Graduate Faculty for the School of the Arts at Virginia Commonwealth University where she also teaches animation in the Department of Kinetic Imaging. mariameqbal.com