House Life Project
Hadia curated this exhibit in partnership with House Life Project. House Life Project was a grassroots, arts-focused initiative based in the St Clair Place neighborhood on the Near Eastside of Indianapolis. Along with other team members, Hadia designed a layout for the objects, developed color scheme, selected fonts, created a budget sheet, wrote labels, and much more to organize and curate this exhibit. Her responsibilities were designing the floor plan on SketchUp Design. She designed the objects, labels, wooden floors, windows, etc.
Fall Creek Photography Exhibit
Hadia curated an exhibit to accompany the traveling exhibit Humanities Action Lab: Climates of Inequality. The exhibit featured Midwest photographer Tim Faris. His photography focuses on the Fall Creek waterway. This exhibit was called "Fall Creek: A Look at Art and the Environment." Stefan Petranek, professor at Herron School of Art and Design was invited to speak at the reception and opening night. The exhibit show was held at the Indianapolis Downtown Library's "Yellow Room" from December 9th, 2019 - January 25th, 2020.
Climates of Inequality
These photographs were taken at the Humanities Action Lab: Climates of Inequality Launch Convening in Newark, New Jersey and Association of Midwest Museums Conferences in Grand Rapids, Michigan where Hadia presented a research poster on half of IUPUI's MSTD program with her director, Elizabeth Kryder-Reid.
Indianapolis Contemporary: Exhibitions Internship
In Summer 2019, Hadia was the Curatorial Intern for Indianapolis Contemporary. Indianapolis Contemporary is a nomadic museum in Indianapolis. Its mission is to connect people to inspiring and innovative art of our time, with an emphasis on work that is aesthetically compelling, conceptually rigorous, and socially impactful. The I/C team focuses on exhibits, programs, abstract, and network. Hadia assisted the Director of Exhibitions, Mike Barclay with curatorial work for current and future exhibits. Hadia researched artists for future exhibitions. She helped organize the shows and receptions of Jennifer Zwick's "Optical Bouquet" and Victoria Manganiello, Julian Goldman, and Lauren Zoll “Synthesis.”
Parachuting Into Environmental Justice
With the collaboration of one of her colleagues, Sarah Shorter, Hadia and Sarah launched a public programming activity “Parachuting into Environmental Justice.” This was held in three difference locations - Tube Factory ArtSpace, Kheprw Institute, and IMCPL Downtown Indy. The images displayed are from Tube Factory ArtSpace in collaboration with Big Car Collaborative. Their other partners were Kheprw Institute and IMCPL. Andrea Jandernoa helped facilitate the program with IMCPL. This program entailed a large parachute where people were welcomed to draw and write about Environmental Justice based on what it might mean to them, what it should look like in their communities, etc. The idea was to combine art, community, education, and learn what everyone’s idea of environmental justice looked like through this project. The parachute traveled through Central Indiana schools during 2020 and will be exhibited at an Indianapolis gallery in the near future.
Hadia created a strategic plan for the Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library as a class project with others for her Museum Administration course. Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library is dedicated to Kurt Vonnegut, well-known late writer, artist, teacher, and Indianapolis native. The museum moved into a new building recently and museum staff is working hard to establish KVML. They have many new plans and programs in store. For the strategic plan, they focused on strengths and weaknesses of the institution. They formed their strategic and primary goals, collected benchmark data, researched KVML history, and created a timeline for the institution to follow. Along with three other groups in our Museum Administration course, their group pitched their plan to KVML in May 2020.