House Life Project
This exhibit was curated 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. As a team, Hadia and other team members 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. All together, the team worked to create the budget.
Fall Creek Photography Exhibit
Hadia curated a companion exhibit for the traveling exhibit Humanities Action Lab: Climates of Inequality along with other team members for their Interpreting Environmental Justice course. Their companion exhibit featured photographer Tim Faris. His photography focuses on the Fall Creek waterway. This exhibit was called "Fall Creek: A Look at Art and the Environment." They also had Stefan Petranek, professor at Herron School of Art and Design, speak at their reception and opening night. The exhibit was displayed at the Indianapolis Downtown Library's "Yellow Room" from December 9th, 2019 - January 25th, 2020. The MSTD group for the companion exhibit worked on this exhibit for three months and had a great turn out.
Climates of Inequality
Hadia had the pleasure of being a part of the Humanities Action Lab: Climates of Inequality project. She had the opportunities to attend the Association of Midwest Museums Conference in Grand Rapids, Michigan and present a research poster with her program director, representing IUPUI and IUPUI's MSTD program. Hadia also attended the Humanities Action Lab: Climates of Inequality Launch Convening in Newark, New Jersey with her cohort.
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. As the Curatorial Intern, Hadia assisted Mike Barclay, Director of Exhibitions, with curatorial work for a couple exhibits. Hadia researched artists for future exhibitions, prepared exhibits and organized receptions for Jennifer Zwick's "Optical Bouquet" and Victoria Manganiello, Julian Goldman, and Lauren Zoll “Synthesis,” dismantled “On Soft Ground” featuring Samuel Levi Jones and “Synthesis” exhibits, organized Excel sheets of artist exhibitions and donors, wrote content (artist biographies, labels, descrptions,) for "Optical Bouquet" exhibit, researched locations to exhibit objects for future Jono Vaughn exhibition.
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. Hadia and Sarah wanted to incorporate art, combine community, educate, 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 2021.
Hadia's Museum Administration course entailed a challenging project, creating a strategic plan for their museum partner, Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library. 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. As a team project, Hadia and other team members created a strategic plan for KVML to follow which is linked above. For the strategic plan, they began this project by noting the 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.