A wide shot of a ceramics studio, featuring students working with pottery wheels and other tools.

BBC News Profiles Performance Alum

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.”