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Welcoming Gauri Gill as an inagural Stanford VAF fellow

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Gauri Gill, Birth Series 7 (2005) (more info

Mar 5 2019

We are delighted to host artist Gauri Gill under the auspicies of the Stanford Visiting Artist Fund in Honor of Roberta Bowman Denning (VAF)

Gauri Gill’s (MFA ’02) work sits at the intersection of photography, anthropology and performance studies. Part ethnographic intervention and part community art project, Gill’s photographs are intimate portrayals of local communities and material traces that speak to collective experiences in an increasingly individualized and globalized world. Her residency is expected to be part of a larger conversation about the arts and their place at Stanford. While at Stanford in spring 2020, Gill will conduct master classes in photography, have a public conversation about contemporary South Asian art, and work closely with students and Cantor curators to reimagine the museum’s Asian Art galleries. Her residency is supported by  Stanford Center for South Asia, Stanford Department of Art &Art History, and the Cantor Arts Center.

Roberta Bowman Denning, former chair of the Arts Advisory Council, states, “I am thrilled that Necati Çelik and Gauri Gill will be the first two recipients of the Visiting Artist Fund, sharing their talents with the Stanford community in numerous ways.” Click here fore more information about the VAF and Gill's Spring 2020 residency at Stanford.