Don’t Miss a Showing of Adeel’s Work!

One-Night Only International Artist Exhibition at the Art Craft Building May 22

 frankjlanza_adeel_4-9-14 (4 of 14)Ingenuity Cleveland, The Print Room, and Art House Cleveland are teaming up to present three internationally renowned artists for a one-night only exhibition of work.  The event will take place from 6pm – 9pm at the Art Craft Building  2570 Superior Avenue, Cleveland.

The event is free but guests are asked to register at (link)

This program will present the works of Adeel uz Zafar (Pakistan), Huda Lutfi (Egypt) and  Chin-pao Chen  (Taiwan).  Their work is the culmination of a three-month Creative Fusion residency from the Cleveland Foundation.  Please note:  Chin-pao Chen’s work will be presented in the Print Room on the 1st Floor from 5PM – 8PM while Adeel uz Zafar and Huda Lutfi’s work will be presented from 6PM – 9PM on the 6th Floor.

This is a rare opportunity to see work created by international artists living and working in Cleveland.  Their residency has allowed them, as well as three other artists, to interact with the region through artistic collaborations, educational workshops with children and university students, as well as interaction Cleveland-area non-profits.

Creative Fusion is an urban-based, community-engaged residency program for international artists created by the Cleveland Foundation.The program consists of two, three-month residencies in Cleveland in the spring and fall each year.  Each residency period hosts up to six artists from cultures not well represented currently in Cleveland’s professional arts sector.

More information on Creative Fusion can be found here: Link

Profile of Artists

Karachi-based artist Adeel uz Zafar, has been hailed as an emerging Pakistani artist largely through his innovative technique of scratching illustration onto a prepared surface.  This was a technique he observed used in the remote Northern areas of his home country.  He has refined this technique using plastic vinyl sheet coated with emulsion and acrylic gel depicting stuffed children’s toys wrapped in gauze bandages.  The results are large-scale canvasses with meticulously detailed images that are, at the same time, monstrous and innocent.  www.adeeluzzafar.com.

Adeel is hosted by Ingenuity Cleveland – www.ingenuitycleveland.com

Huda Lutfi is  a visual artist and cultural historian living and working in Cairo.  She teaches Arab Muslim cultural history as well as mixed media art and the American University in Cairo.  In her work, Lutfi addresses issues of cultural and gender representation, as well as issues of violence and globalization.  She works with mixed media, using painting, text, collage, recycled photographs, found objects, assemblage, and installations.  She has exhibited in Cairo, Alexandria, Paris, London, Liege, Thessalonica, Marseille, Frankfurt, Bonn, Bamako, Bahrain, Dubai, and in the U.S.

Lutfi is hosted by Art House – www.arthouseinc.org

Chin-pao Chen is a photographer who earned his BFA degree with an award for outstanding Achievement in 1999 from the School of Visual Arts in New York.  Chen also earned his MFA degree from Taipei National University of Arts in 2013.  He Has focused on different aspect of photography, including as series of documentary portraiture titled “A Moment of Beauty: Betel Nut Girls.”  Additionally Chen’s recent “pseudo memory” project extracted fragments of memories from elementary school students and parents, and then had students “reenact” the scenes from memory.  Chin-pao Chen lives and works in Taipei, Taiwan.

Chen is hosted by The Print Room  www.clevelandprintroom.com

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