Regina Mamou, "Cold War Explorations"

Event Date: 

Thursday, December 7, 2023 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm

Event Location: 

  • Embarcadero Hall

Interdisciplinary artist Regina Mamou discusses her current project, an exploration of the diversity of ideological systems. She is intrigued by the intertwining of politics, culture, and religion, especially as it has taken shape in relations between the Soviet Union and Iraq. She is developing an immersive, experiential installation that investigates the nuances of this aspect of Cold War history. Regina's talk is cosponsored by the UCSB Department of Art and the Center for Cold War Studies and International History.


Regina Mamou holds an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. She is now is the first artist-in-residence at The Wende Museum of the Cold War in Los Angeles, California, a position she has held since 2020. She was a 2009–2010 recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship in Amman, Jordan, and has traveled in the Central Asian portions of the former Soviet Union. In addition to her solo practice, Regina has collaborated with Lara Salmon under the name "Research for the Bermuda Triangle."


Regina Mamou, dressed in a blue dress with high heels, sits on a stool. In the background are two pieces of art.