[ISEA2014] Introduction: Woodman Taylor & Lina Ahmad – AMERICAN UNIVERSITY IN DUBAI Exhibition

Introductory Statement

The American University in Dubai is a private, non-sectarian institution of higher learning founded in 1995, licensed by the UAE Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research and accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. AUD, as an international institution of higher education, encourages global understanding by providing an atmosphere of cultural diversity and opportunities for international education. The Department of Visual Communication at AUD offers a BFA in the fields of Advertising, Digital Media, Graphic Design and Studio Art.

The Department of Visual Communication at the American University in Dubai is honored to be an Educational Partner with Zayed University for hosting ISEA2014. Exhibitions and installations
are presented in AUD’s Rotunda Gallery and Glass Box.

  • Dr. Woodman Taylor (USA), Site Curator. Woodman is an art historian, curator and musician whose scholarship and curatorial practice explicate visual cultures of both West and South Asia. As a curator, Dr. Taylor trained at Harvard’s Fogg Art Museum and later was recruited to be curator for South Asian and Islamic Art at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts where his new initiatives included exhibiting contemporary Asian artists. He teaches Art History, Asian Art, Islamic Art and Architecture, Curatorial Studies, Cultural Memory, World Musics at Zayed University, Dubai, UAE.  zu.ac.ae/main/en/colleges/colleges/__college_of_arts_and_creative_enterprises/faculty_and_staff/_profiles/Woodman_Taylor.aspx
  • Lina Ahmad, Site Supervisor. Lina Ahmad holds a Master Degree from the Architectural Association, in London. She has over 5 years of professional experience working as an architect, across different sectors and project stages; ranging between design work, from proposing alternate schemes as well as detailing and executing architectural packages, to participating in projects’ execution and site supervision. Zayed University, Dubai, UAE.  zu.ac.ae/main/en/colleges/colleges/__college_of_arts_and_creative_enterprises/faculty_and_staff/_profiles/Lina_Ahmad.aspx