November 12, 2016 - April 19, 2017
Lower Level Gallery | Free with Museum admission
Design in Comics talk with Aya Krisht
2:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25 2017
FREE with RSVP
Comics + Zine-Making workshop with Leila Abdelrazaq
2 p.m. Saturday, March 4 2017
THIS EVENT IS AT CAPACITY
Leila Abdelrazaq is a Chicago-born, Palestinian author and artist. Her debut graphic novel, Baddawi, was shortlisted for the Palestine Book Awards. Her creative work primarily explores issues related to diaspora, refugees, history, memory and borders. Abdelrazaq has been involved in both national and local community organizing around the issue of Palestine since 2011. She graduated from DePaul University in 2015 with a B.FA. in Theatre Arts and a B.A. in Arabic Studies.
In 2015, she was a participant in the Palestine Festival of Literature. Her work has been featured in World War 3 Illustrated, VICE Magazine, The Electronic Intifada, and PEN America’s The Illustrated PEN, among others. She has spoken on programs such as Uprising with Sonali and WBEZ 91.5 (Chicago Public Radio) and has also given workshops and talks in classrooms, universities and conferences around the world, from the American University of Beirut’s Symposium on Arabic Comics to appearing at the first-ever ComiqueCon at AANM in 2015.
To read more about Abdelrazaq and view her artwork visit www.lalaleila.com