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Master of Fine Arts in Art and Media at New York University Abu Dhabi

NYUAD’s MFA faculty have backgrounds in traditional mediums such as photography, printmaking, drawing, sculpture, as well as film, interactive media, sound, installation-based work, and socially engaged practices.

Awam Amkpa
Interim Dean of Arts and Humanities, Professor of Drama, Social and Cultural Analysis

Research Areas: Modernisms in film and theater, postcolonial film and theater, Black Atlantic films and theater, visual arts

Biography and NYUAD courses


Tarek Al-Ghoussein
MFA Program Director, Professor of Visual Arts

Research Areas: Photography, landscape, self-representation and performance

Biography and NYUAD courses


Laura Schneider
MFA Program Associate Director, Senior Lecturer of Visual Arts

Research Areas: Memory and language construction; alternate histories and archival interventions; and feminism

Biography and NYUAD courses


Aikaterini Arfara
Assistant Professor of Theater, Performance Studies

Research Areas: Public works; socially engaged art; installation; post-documentary theaters

Biography and NYUAD courses


Wendy Bednarz
Associate Arts Professor of Arts and New Media

Research Areas: Filmmaking, photography, documentary

Biography and NYUAD courses


Scandar Copti
Associate Arts Professor of Film

Research Areas: Filmmaking, documentary, short films

Biography and NYUAD courses


Jonny Farrow
Assistant Arts Professor in Visual Arts and Interactive Media

Research Areas: Sculpture, hardware hacking, printmaking, sound art

Biography and NYUAD courses


Terri Lynn Geis
Visiting Associate Arts Professor

Research Areas: Surrealism; Art of the Americas; Women Modernists

Biography and NYUAD courses


Dale Hudson
Associate Teaching Professor of Film and New Media and Curator of Film and New Media

Research Areas: Postcolonial and transnational film and digital media; art, environmentalism, and globalization; film and visual culture in Middle East, North Africa, South Asia (MENASA), especially the Gulf.

Biography and NYUAD courses


Mark Jenkinson
Assistant Arts Professor

Research Areas: Photographic practice, techniques and careers

Biography


Jill Magi
Associate Arts Professor

Research Areas: Poetry and poetics, experimental literature, handmade books, alternatives to mainstream publishing, textile arts

Biography and NYUAD courses


Salwa Mikdadi
Associate Professor Practice of Art History

Research Areas: History of modern and contemporary art in the Arab world

Research Website: alMawrid, Arab Center for the Study of Art

Biography and NYUAD courses


Sandra Peters
Assistant Arts Professor of Arts Practice

Research Areas: Art in architecture, sculpture, installation, moving images, performance

Biography and NYUAD courses


(From information by MFA Program, New York University Abu Dhabi
© Photos: Courtesy of MFA Program, NYUAD)


MFA in Art and Media
New York University Abu Dhabi

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