The BBC recently featured and interviewed SAIC alum, Anida Yoeu Ali (MFA 2010), for her performance work, the Buddhist Bug series. Ali speaks of her experience as a Cambodian refugee in the United States and the history of persecution for Muslims, like her family faced in their homeland. The interview discusses how art serves as a communicative tool to speak of experience, faith, and the human identity.
During her time at SAIC, Ali received the Fullbright Scholarship to investigate a marginalized Cambodian-American perspective in the community. In an alumni interview with SAIC, she explains her work, “I wanted to be part of a project that would shift the global perception of Cambodia, being a country beyond trauma and temples.”