Memory Palaces: Imagination and Reckoning in Mosaic with Haifa Bint-Kadi

Join RiverArts for a conversation with artist Haifa Bint-Kadi as she unveils a preview of her latest installation, Memory Palaces, on Sunday, February 25th at Urban Studio Unbound.

This conversation is led by Marie-Louise Miller, featuring Bint-Kadi’s collection of 3-dimensional structures with mosaic elements representing the essence of home stemming from her heritage. Each palace is paired with an audio recording specific to the memories contained by the palace.

Memory Palaces: Imagination & Reckoning in Mosaic

  • Date – Sunday, February 25th; 2:00PM – 3:30PM
  • Venue – Urban Studio Unbound; 66 Main Street, Yonkers, NY
  • Tickets –$15 in advance, $20 at the door 

Memory Palaces is inspired by Bint-Kadi’s childhood as a first generation Palestinian-Afro-Caribbean American and a daughter of refugees. Bint-Kadi’s work explores the feelings of nostalgia, grief, and yearning often felt by refugees and immigrants as they relocate in search of new homes. Each piece represents an evolution of memories drawn from the past into the present through the Bint-Kadi’s mosaic practice.

This conversation offers a unique chance to get up close and personal with the artist and her work. The Artist Conversation series aims to shed light on the intricacies of creativity. This installation is made possible by a grant received from NYSCA.