For this year’s Women’s Caucus virtual luncheon, Fatimah Tuggar will present a visual essay, The Delusional Dance of Academic Conformity, in which she will explore and question hierarchy, power and change in academic spaces. Academia should be a place of learning, freedom of inquiry, and fair and equitable treatment. However, higher education continues to trip over on its ideals. Tuggar’s presentation will be a call to action and change, not through answers but through posing new questions.
Multidisciplinary artist Fatimah Tuggar was born in Nigeria and raised there and in the United Kingdom. Her work combines objects, images, and sounds from diverse cultures, geographies, and histories to comment on how media and technology impact local and global realities. Her work has been widely exhibited at international venues in over twenty-five countries, and she is the recipient of numerous accolades, including commissioned work for the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the 2003 Prix Special du Jury at Les Rencontres in Bamako, Mali, and most recently a Guggenheim Fellowship.
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