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Exhibit Space

The Women's Studies Department and the Institute for Research on Women and Gender host two exhibits per year in the main lobby of Lane Hall, 204 S. State Street. The exhibits, broadly related to issues of women and gender, are available for public viewing Monday through Friday, 8am-5pm.

Fall 2016 Exhibit

Swallowed Whole:
A Visual Journey Through Trauma and Recovery

Heidi Kumao

Heidi Kumao's solo exhibition, Swallowed Whole is on display in the Lane Hall Gallery through Dec. 9, 2016.

The exhibition consists of large-scale staged photographs and video, all of which draw upon the artist’s experiences with a broken back and cancer treatment in 2011-12. Combining humor and stark imagery, the work playfully embraces the absurdity and isolation that accompanied these medical traumas.

Opening Reception: Wed. Oct. 19, 4:30-6 pm, Lane Hall, 204 S. State St., Ann Arbor, MI

Stamps School of Art & Design Professor Heidi Kumao create

s video, machine art, and installations to explore ordinary social interactions and their psychological undercurrents. Emerging from the intersection of sculpture, theater and engineering, her work demonstrates how small gestures, even the most private and poetic, can become political acts. Her work has been exhibited at Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona, San Jose Museum of Art, Museo de Arte Moderno, Buenos Aires and numerous other venues worldwide. She is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Creative Capital grant and others.