Guest Critic: Murtaza Vali @ Stony Brook University | Monday, March 28th, 2016 2pm – 6pm

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Monday, March 28th, 2016  |  2pm – 6pm

The Department of Art at Stony Brook University Studio Art MFA invites guest critic Murtaza Vali.

Murtaza Vali is a Brooklyn-based writer, art historian, and curator. An independent critic since 2005, his reviews, essays, profiles, and interviews have appeared regularly in Artforum.comArtReviewArt IndiaBidoun Magazine, and ArtAsiaPacific, where he is contributing editor and was co-editor of their 2007 and 2008 Almanac, a year-end review of contemporary art across Asia. He has written essays for nonprofits and galleries around the world, most notably for monographs on Emily Jacir, Reena Saini Kallat, and Laleh Khorramian. He has been a visiting critic at Yale’s School of Art and Cornell’s College of Architecture, Art and Planning. As winner of the Winter 2010 Lori Ledis Curatorial Fellowship, Vali curatedAccented at Brooklyn’s BRIC Rotunda Gallery (2010) and recently edited Manual for Treason, a multilingual publication commissioned bySharjah Biennial X (2011). He holds an MA in art history and archaeology from New York University’s Institute of Fine Arts.