Receiving Blanket by Essma Imady
Receiving Blanket by Essma Imady

Essma Imady ’16, MFA, is featured in an upcoming solo exhibition at Mia.

Thicker than Water is a narrative on the refugee experience. Right now, the refugee experience has taken hold of the news and social media. However, the typical refugee narrative centers around the journey one must take to remove themselves and family members from danger to safety.

For this exhibition, Imady meditates on the nuances not told in the news. This new body of work explores the tension inherent in the emotions that refugee and immigrant parents experience—safety and fear, familiarity and strangeness, nostalgia and heritage.

Update 3/27: Imady recently sat down with the Star Tribune to chat about her show.

Thicker than Water
March 15–June 24
MAEP Artist Talk: Essma Imady: Thursday, May 17, 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

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