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Saturday, February 9, 2019 | 4-5:30pm
YallaPunk Artist Talk with Sera Boeno and Layle Omeran

YallaPunk Artist Talk with Sera Boeno and Layle Omeran

Saturday, February 9, 2019 | 4-5:30pm | Free-To-Attend

Join YallaPunk and artists Sera Boeno (in person) and Layle Omeran (via Skype) for a free-to-attend Artist Talk exploring the artists’s multidisciplinary practices of sculpture, installation and metalwork, as well as drawing and poetry. Boeno and Omeran’s work can be seen in Vox Populi’s current exhibition On diaspora, home, and identity: through the eyes of YallaPunk’s community, curated by Rana Fayez.

Sera Boeno (1991) is a sculptor and installation artist from Istanbul, Turkey. Her praxis is research-based and influenced by the socio-politics of her motherland, which she extrapolates to her current setting. Narratives of and around women in historically silenced topics are central to her work; she explores these topics via para-fiction, “mockuments”, “faux-rcehology”, archival and museological language. Boeno holds a B.A. from Dartmouth College with degrees in Neuroscience and Studio Art, and an M.F.A from Rinehart School of Sculpture at Maryland Institute College of Art with focuses in curatorial practice, critical studies and art education. She is the recipient of several awards and grants, including most recently the Hamiltonian Fellowship and the Amalie Rothschild ’34 Rinehart Award. Boeno has worked in various creative projects between Turkey, Japan and the United States. She lives and works in Baltimore, MD.
Sera Boeno: http://www.seraboeno.com

Layle Omeran is an independent queer Yemeni musician, artist and poet currently living in Boston, MA. Layle’s work explores relationships between concepts of home, motherhood, language, migration, gender and sexuality. Those themes are questioned and re-imagined using language, sound, ink, paint, and rhythms in their literal and symbolic forms. Layle has featured works and performances at the Boston Center for the Arts, Unbound Bodies, Yallapunk, the Journal of Middle Eastern Women’s Studies, and is a 2018 recipient of the CreateWell Artist Fund grant. Layle is the co-Founder and Chief Editor of Za’faraan, a bilingual online publication and collective for queers of SWANA.
Layle Omeran: https://www.instagram.com/laylomer

Please note that the main passenger elevator at the 319 N. 11th building is currently being replaced and that we lack main entryway elevator services to our venue on the third floor. While under usual circumstances we can provide a mobile-ramp for wheelchair entry into the building, our ramp does not accommodate the back stairwell leading to the freight elevator. Individuals in wheelchairs or needing elevator service should contact Vox Populi ahead of their arrival to discuss potential alternatives: 215-238-1236 / events@voxpopuligallery.org

YallaPunk Artist Talk with Sera Boeno and Layle Omeran
February 9, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
February 9, 2019 @ 5:30 pm