Recent alumna Dina Danish (MFA 2008) is one of 12 international artists selected for an artist residency at the prestigious Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten (Royal Academy of Visual Arts) in Amsterdam, an internationally renowned two-year residency for visual artists.
Danish's application process required several selection rounds, including on-site interviews with committee members. The interview process reduced the applicant pool from 1,500 applicants to 38, and then again down to the final 12 international and 12 Dutch recipients.
The candidates were evaluated based on the quality of their work and their potential to develop and grow. At 26, Danish is three years younger than the average awardee.
As a resident artist, Danish will receive a budget to work in her own studio for a one-year period from January through December. During that time she will participate in workshops and work among other international artists who are pursuing painting, drawing, photography, printmaking, sculpture, video, film, sound, and computer art.
Danish is thrilled to have the opportunity to study and practice in an international setting, and to collaborate with the other artists and advisors.
Danish also holds a BA from the American University of Cairo.
View Danish's work online.
Visit the Rijksakademie website for additional information.