This spring, Duke University’s MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts will celebrate the successes of the class of 2016 in MFA|EDA 2016, the program’s annual thesis exhibition on view from March 25-April 24.

Featuring site-specific projects by sixteen MFA|EDA graduating students, the exhibition presents a tremendous range of work including presentations of film and video, installation, sculpture, photography, print-making, interactive arts, performance, sound, and multimedia, over the course of five weeks across Duke’s campus and downtown Durham.

Exhibiting in MFA|EDA 2016:
Michael Anthony
Kristina S. Baker
Roxanne R. Campbell
Alex Cunningham
Tamika Galanis
Jon-Sesrie Goff
Qathi Gallaher Hart
Kihae Kim
You-Jin Kim
Michaela O'Brien
Jason Oppliger
Dan Smith
Christopher Thomas
Beatriz Wallace
Wei Wang
Kyle Grant Wilkinson

The exhibition continues through March and April with a series of receptions, film premieres, and artist-talks at venues including The Carrack Modern Art, SPECTRE Arts, the Fredric Jameson Gallery, Louise Jones Brown Gallery, Cassilhaus, Full Frame Theater and the Power Plant Gallery at the American Tobacco Campus.

MFA|EDA 2016 Kick Off Celebration
Friday, March 25, 5-8pm
Power Plant Gallery at the American Tobacco Campus
320 Blackwell Street, Durham, North Carolina
(Under the Lucky Strike smokestack)


MFA|EDA 2016 Closing Shindig
Sunday, April 24, 6-9pm
1004 Morning Glory Avenue, Durham, NC

A unique initiative, the MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts (MFA|EDA) at Duke University couples experimental visual practice with the documentary arts in a rigorous two-year program. For more than three decades, Duke has demonstrated leadership in documentary arts, film and video, and visual studies. Drawing upon this commitment to the arts, as well as the university’s existing strengths in historical, theoretical and technological scholarship, the MFA|EDA offers a distinct learning environment that sees interdisciplinary education as a benchmark for significant innovation. More information on the program, faculty, curriculum and application guidelines are available on the MFA|EDA website at

MFA|EDA 2016 is supported by:
Center for Documentary Studies
Department of Art, Art History and Visual Studies
Program in the Arts of the Moving Image
Power Plant Gallery
The Carrack Modern Art
Fredric Jameson Gallery
Louise Jones Brown Gallery
Kenan Institute for Ethics
Office of the Vice Provost for the Arts at Duke University