Ahmed Contributes Paintings to Christie's Charity Auction

Painting of a man with red motif

Silai-wala (Seamster) (2019), oil on canvas, 30" x 40". image / Aiza Ahmed (B.F.A. '20)

February 6, 2020

Aiza Ahmed (B.F.A. '20), an undergraduate student of fine art whose primary medium is painting, will contribute her work to a fundraising exhibition at Christie's auction house in New York City. After completing an internship at Christie's last summer Ahmed was invited to participate in the exhibition by Celine Cunha '11, a junior specialist in post-war and contemporary art.  

"I am incredibly honored to be part of this exhibition that is being held at such a prestigious institution," says Ahmed. "The proceeds will largely be used to provide art and education to refugee children. It is also a pleasure to be displaying my art alongside truly talented artists from around the world."

The show, titled Educate: A Charity Exhibition, features the work of 35 global emerging artists and supports the Luminos Fund, an organization that provides second-chance education to children in Ethiopia, Lebanon, and Liberia whose access to education is limited by poverty, conflict, or discrimination. According to the organization, their work has helped over 130,000 children experience joyful learning with inspiring, long-term results.

The opening reception for the exhibition will be held on Friday, February 7 at Christie's. The event will include a silent auction of the art on view, with works ranging from $250 to $20,000, in addition to performances of live art and poetry, dance and music, and a ping pong tournament.


By Edith Fikes

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