Artist/filmmaker John Halaka visit

February 6, 2023


Starkville campus

Shackouls Honors College, the International Institute, and the Departments of Anthropology and Middle Eastern Cultures and Art will be hosting artist/filmmaker John Halaka from February 6-10, 2023.

An exhibition of his work will be on display the Cullis Wade Depot Art Gallery, titled "Memories of Memories," and the visit will include a public lecture and workshop.


Wednesday, February 8

6:00pm-7:00pm: Artist Talk, Old Main 1030/1050

Or, join the event live online.

Thursday, February 9

11am-2pm: Critical Genealogies workshop, Digital Media Center, Mitchell Memorial Library

Sign up for the workshop

5:00-6:00pm: Exhibition opening, Memories of Memories. Depot Gallery

"John’s work critically examines the effects and after-effects of colonization and social and political injustices on marginalized populations," Assistant Professor Jenna Altomonte said. "His current project engages participants who share similar experiences related to erasure, land-grabbing, and the continued fight for self-determination."

“My artwork is produced as a result of extended personal engagement with marginalized communities and is designed to provide an arena for the participants, myself and the viewers, to meditate on survival and resistance as conditions that shape the life experiences of displaced populations," the artist John Halaka said.

Please contact Jenna Altomonte with questions at



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