Moody Center for the Arts

Anila Quayyum Agha: Intersections

Thursday, Sep. 24, 2015

05:00 PM – 07:00 PM

Image:  Anila Quayyum Agha, Intersections (detail), 2013 6.5’ cube, laser-cut wood, black Lacquer, light bulb, cast shadows  46'x46’x16’ Photo: Michael Hoefle

Rice University Art Gallery will present Intersections, the 2014 ArtPrize award-winning installation by Pakistani-American artist Anila Quayyum Agha.

Agha uses light and cast shadow to transform the gallery into a place that alludes to Islamic sacred spaces dense with geometric ornamentation and pattern.

The opening celebration will feature remarks by Anila Quayyum Agha at 6:00 pm. Complimentary snacks and beverages including ale courtesy of Saint Arnold Brewery will be served.

Image: Anila Quayyum Agha, Intersections (detail), 2013 6.5’ cube, laser-cut wood, black Lacquer, light bulb, cast shadows 46'x46’x16’ Photo: Michael Hoefle

About the Opening Reception

About the Artist

Anila Quayyum Agha was born in Lahore, Pakistan in 1965. She received her BFA from the National College of Arts, Lahore, and an MFA in Fiber Arts from the University of North Texas in 2001. She has had solo exhibitions in the United States, United Arab Emirates, and Pakistan. Residencies and awards include the New Frontiers Exploratory Research Grant, Indiana University (2013); New Frontiers Travel Grants to Mazatlan, Mexico (2012), Spain (2011), and Pakistan (2010); and a Houston Center for Contemporary Craft residency (2005).

Intersections was awarded the Public Vote Grand Prize and split the Juried Grand Prize in a tie at the 2014 ArtPrize competition in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Agha is currently an associate professor of drawing at the Herron School of Art & Design at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis.

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  • Tuesday - Saturday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Hours change based on exhibition.
  • The event is free and open to the public.

Directions & Parking

  • Paid Parking
  • Paid parking (credit card only) is available directly in front of the gallery on the Fondren Visitors’ Lot and near the Rice Stadium. For more information see the VISIT page at ricegallery.org or call 713.348.6069.

Special Offers / Dining

Moody Cafe
Enjoy a coffee, beverage, or light bite to eat at the Moody Cafe, operated by Lemond Kitchen. The Cafe is open Tuesday-Saturday (check website for seasonal hours). Visitors are also invited to use the laptop bar overlooking the Central Gallery (with free wi-fi).


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