Lecture Series | MFA in Visual Arts
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Dawit L. Petros, Thursday, December 15
Dawit L. Petros is a visual artist, researcher and educator. His work is informed by studies of global modernisms, theories of diaspora, and postcolonial studies. Petros is an Eritrean emigrant who spent formative years in Eritrea, Ethiopia, and Kenya before settling in central Canada. The overlapping cultures, voices, and tenets of this constellation produced a dispersed consciousness, global and transnational in stance and outlook. His works aim for an introspective and textured analysis of the historical factors that produced these migratory conditions. Petros received an MFA in Visual Art from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and Tufts University and he’s currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Photography at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.