Art, Film, and Visual Studies 2020 Senior Thesis Exhibition: Separation is Natural

  • George Liu, Turkey Circle, 2020. Digital drawing. Courtesy of the artist.

  • Iva Ruzic, Gatalinka (still), 2020. Stop motion animation. 6:39 min. Courtesy of the artist.

  • Berezi Arango, Captura de Pantalla, 2020. Digital exhibition gallery model. Courtesy of the artist.

  • Casper Dehnavi, Rowan, 2020. Digital photo. Courtesy of the artist.

  • Joyce Fung, to my carpenter center for the visual arts (vii), 2018-2020. Medium-density fiberboard, paint. Courtesy of the artist.

  • Jules Kardish, Counter-cartography, 2020. Collections of Cape Town in plastic bag. Courtesy of the artist.

  • Sabrina Richert, Stories from Richert Ranch (still), 2020. Stop motion animation. 11:29 min. Courtesy of the artist.

  • Jeanine Zheng, Not a Surprise Birthday (still), 2020. Film. 8:45 min. Courtesy of the artist.

  • Gabriel Ziaukas. I BECOME, 2020. Digital exhibition model. Courtesy of the artist.


May 13 – Aug 31, 2020
Online Gallery

For many Art, Film, and Visual Studies students, the senior thesis is the capstone experience in the department. Students conceive their theses in conjunction with the department and work closely with faculty members as principal advisers. Throughout the yearlong process, students develop and refine their ideas into a thesis work, concluding with its presentation in this annual exhibition. 

The AFVS 2020 Senior Thesis Exhibition features works by Berezi Arango, Casper Dehnavi, Joyce Fung, Jules Kardish, George Liu, Sabrina Richert, Iva Ruzic, Jeanine Zheng, and Gabriel Ziaukas.


The Department of Art, Film, and Visual Studies is home to a range of studio and theoretical studies in the arts at Harvard University. It offers courses in painting, drawing, sculpture, film, video, and animation, as well as photography, film history, the built environment, and contemporary art. The academic experience transpires in the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, where thinking and making intersect to enable students from a variety of disciplinary studies to be aware of their visual environment.

The exhibition is available online alongside Open Studios, a showcase of student work produced in Spring courses. Open Studios will take place virtually beginning Tuesday, May 12, 2020, to Monday, August 31, 2020.