Please join us for the dedication of a significant new public artwork, INFLIGHT by Volkan Alkanoglu, commissioned specifically for UMBC’s new Interdisciplinary Life Sciences Building (ILSB). The artwork’s dedication will be a component of the building’s grand opening during UMBC’s Homecoming on Saturday, October 12, from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The artist will be present at the event to discuss his work.
Volkan Alkanoglu is a designer based in Portland, Oregon, where he is the founding principal of the practice VA | DESIGN. His work is focused on the pursuit of novel form through spatial, material and technological explorations. Recent work has been permanently installed in several institutions within the Unites States, including Clemson University, Boston’s Clippership Wharf, Yeshiva Museum in New York, Fort Lauderdale International Airport, University of Oregon in Eugene, Salt Lake Community College, Georgia Institute of Technology, U.S. Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids, Washington Metropolitan Police Training Facility, Fort Lewis College in Durango and the University of Colorado in Denver. Volkan Alkanoglu was previously the director for graduate studies at the Georgia Institute of Technology, and was on the design faculty at SCI-Arc (the Southern California Institute of Architecture in Los Angeles), and Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design.
The creation of INFLIGHT was supported by funds from Maryland State Arts Council’s Public Art Initiative.
Start Date: Saturday, October 12, 2019
Start Time: 11:30 am
Department Represented: Commissioned artwork by Volkan Alkanoglu
Venue Name: Interdisciplinary Life Sciences Building
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