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Research student co-curates exhibition in Edinburgh

Tiffany Boyle, a second-year Art History PhD candidate, has collaboratively curated an exhibition - titled A Thousand of Him, Scattered: Relative Newcomers in Diaspora - at Stills Gallery, Edinburgh, as part of her curatorial project with Jessica Carden, Mother Tongue.

Tiffany Boyle, a second-year Art History PhD candidate, has collaboratively curated an exhibition - titled A Thousand of Him, Scattered: Relative Newcomers in Diaspora - at Stills Gallery, Edinburgh, as part of her curatorial project with Jessica Carden, Mother Tongue.

The exhibition features the work of Edgar Arceneaux, Yael Bartana, Richard Fung, Bouchra Khalili, Kiluanji Kia Henda, Maud Sulter and Milja Viita, and will be open from the 19th April to 20th July 2014. A Thousand of Him, Scattered: Relative Newcomers in Diaspora journeys through themes of storytelling and biography to examine how individuals relate to their diasporic status and its daily realities.

Through the work of seven international artists - four showing in Scotland for the first time - stories and links are told and travelled from China to Tel Aviv, Togo to Helsinki. Each work differently reflects the history of diaspora as a concept, and the simultaneous utility and redundancy of it as a term describing a shared experience away from the homeland. The confrontation and resistance, dejection and upheaval, affirmation and attachments made visibly on show, urge us to (re)think and define ideas of belonging and citizenship in the present and for the future.

The exhibition is kindly supported by Creative Scotland; FRAME Finnish Fund for Art Exchange; The Craignish Trust; The Tannahill Fund at the University of Glasgow; TrAIN: Research Centre for Transnational Art, Identity and Nation; Middle Eastern Film Festival Edinburgh; French Institute London; Refugee Week Scotland and The Devil's Advocate Bar & Kitchen in collaboration with Hendricks Gin, Monkey Shoulder and Reyka Vodka.

Image: Kiluanji Kia Henda, The Merchant of Venice [2010]. Courtesy of the Artist and Galleria Fonti.

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