Tuesday, September 23, 2008

'The Universal Human Experience'

Kishan Munroe of Nassau will speak about his latest project:

"The Universal Human Experience"


Paramount to Munroe's project is the investigation of peoples on opposing sides of various contemporary conflicts which have historically changed modern regional and global socio-cultural interaction. The range of the dialogue shall span a myriad of disputes; by way of example: the Holocaust to the Iraqi war to Haitian/Bahamian relations; the white/black racial divide; gang rivalry; controversial Australian Immigration practices; the war against Terrorism; and the Rwandan Civil War.

Kishan Munroe was born in Nassau Bahamas in 1980. He is the product of a social, cultural and historic continuum of artists in a region where the tradition of art-making is expressed through its many layers of varied and complex histories. In the fall of 1998 Munroe embarked upon his studies at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Georgia. He double majored in Painting and Visual effects and completed his undergraduate work with honors in 2003. He went on to pursue graduate work at his alma mater on a graduate fellowship and concluded his studies in Painting in 2005. Munroe's work has been exhibited both in the Caribbean and the United States and is included in many public and private collections. He is the recipient of numerous awards and accolades including: grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, The Governor's Choice Award (Bahamas), The Nancie Mattice International Award, and The Combined Merit Fellowship at the Savannah College of Art and Design. Kishan Munroe is based in Nassau

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