2022 IMDA MFA Thesis Exhibition: Extimacy

April 5 – April 22, 2022

Opening Reception- Friday, April 8, from 6 to 8 p.m.

The Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture (CADVC) and the Department of Visual Arts present the 2022 IMDA MFA Thesis Exhibition: Extimacy, featuring works by Monique Crabb, Adam Droneburg, Sylvia Eken, Alieh Rezaei, and Foster Reynolds-Santiago.

Since the inception of the INTERMEDIA AND DIGITAL ARTS MFA Program at UMBC in 1992, the Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture has presented the IMDA MFA Thesis Exhibition on an annual basis.

The exhibition is presented each spring semester. Past exhibitions have included installation, performance, film, video, photography, animation, interactive art, sculpture, and audio works, as well as painting, drawing, and print media.

View the virtual exhibition of Extimacy below. Check back soon for the text-accessible webpage.

Alieh Rezaei
Collective Womb, 2022
The Umbilical Cords, 2022
The Tongue in the Landscape, 2022
Name-of-the-Father, 2022

Alieh Rezaei is a visual artist who primarily works with found and organic waste materials native to her living place. She contemplates materiality and trauma by making sculptures in a psychoanalytic approach.


Sylvia A. M. Eken
Transformation: An Interplay of Life, Culture, and Heritage

Sylvia Eken is a Dutch multimedia artist living in Baltimore. Her practice uses the act of walking to map and construct environments, including psychological and virtual spaces that intertwine and honor multiple viewpoints and histories.



Foster Reynolds-Santiago
Transgender Euphoria: Puerto Rico’s Queer Exaltation

Foster Reynolds-Santiago is a visual artist working with video projection, painting, and fiber sculpture to reference Latinx and Transgender futurism. By exploring this combination, he imagines his body in new worlds and extraordinary relationships, visualizing invisible energies of love toward the island of Puerto Rico and Transgender narratives into colorful installations.


Adam Droneburg
Post US

Adam Droneburg creates sculptural costumes incorporating everyday objects into the garb of post-apocalyptic survival, these costumes inform the viewer of our transient nature and fragility of normal. Post Us is a comparative examination of our world and an apocalyptic projection of it, exploring just how close we have come to the end times.


Monique Crabb
Sub Rosa: La Casa de Beatriz Cabrera

Monique Crabb is a conceptual artist whose work explores personal history, identity, body, and environment. She works primarily with secondhand textiles and organic materials she has foraged, grown, or repurposed.



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