Art, Protest, and Syria with Nour Shantout

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Thursday, December 9, 2021 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
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Nour Shantout is an artist and researcher. She was born in Damascus, Syria in 1991, and she is based in Vienna since 2015. She started studying art at the Academy of Fine Arts in Damascus in 2009 and continued her work abroad. She received her bachelor of art in 2014 at The Lebanese Academy of Fine Arts, the Helen EL Khal prize (2014), and pursued her studies at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris. She received her diploma of fine arts at the Akademie der bildenden Künste Wien (Textual Sculpture, Prof. Heimo Zobernig) in 2020, and she is currently pursuing her PhD in Philosophy at the same Academy.
She works around subjugated heritage, counter-memory, counter-history, labor and alienation, from a post-colonial feminist perspective. She is interested in questioning the overly familiar aesthetics of museums as “heterotopias” and “learning” sites.
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