Anila Agha

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Herron School of Art and Design / Foundations IUPUI

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Areas of Expertise

Drawing, sculpture, installation, fine art, Islamic art and architecture, pattern, design, experiential.

Expert Bio

Anila Quayyum Agha is an associate professor at the Herron School of Art and Design at IUPUI. Her work has been collected by both institutions and private collectors and has been exhibited nationally and internationally. She earned top prizes at ArtPrize 2014 for "Intersections," which earned the Public Vote Grand Prize and split the Juried Grand Prize in a tie.

During the 2019 Venice Biennale, Agha participated in a collateral event titled “She Persists,” featuring 22 contemporary feminist artists. She has received the Efroymson Art Fellowship, Creative Renewal Fellowship from Indy Arts Council, Cincinnati Art Museum’s 2017 Schiele Prize and the DeHaan Artist of Distinction Award. In 2017, she was awarded the Glenn W. Irwin Jr., M.D., Research Scholar Award by IU.

Agha was born and raised in Pakistan. She received her BFA from the National College of Arts in Lahore, Paksitan, and an MFA from the University of North Texas.

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Updated on: September 10, 2019