During a recent residence at THREAD, artist Andrea Bergart created drawings and solar prints in the remote village of Sinthian located in the South Eastern region of Senegal. Andrea printed with objects that reflect both daily routines and cultural signifiers including broken tiles, peanut shells, prayer beads and teapots. She lead Jacquard cyanotype workshops with women, schoolchildren and key community members who were asked to bring objects that reflect their lives.
Artist Andrea Bergart recently returned from the United Arab Emirates, where she led solar printing workshops with students and community members of Ras Al Khaimah, using Jacquard’s Pre-treated Cyanotype Fabric. Bergart was the The Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi Foundation’s Fall 2018 U. S. Embassy Artist Grant recipient. The U.S. Artist Grant, funded by the U.S. Mission to the United Arab Emirates, is one of the many ways the Embassy in Abu Dhabi and Consulate General in Dubai seek to better connect Americans, Emiratis, and their vibrant cultures in the hopes of establishing a broader and deeper mutual understanding.