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Co-curated by John Schuerman and Katayoun Amjadi, “1 Roof 2 Airs” shares the artwork of ten US-based artists with personal histories from countries experiencing conflict in the Greater Middle East. Conversations centered on our “Afghan War Rugs” exhibition will be expanded through the presentation of work by contemporary artists currently living outside of the conflicts but with deep personal ties to the people and countries affected by it.

November 7 | Opening Reception
5:00 – 7:00 | Reception
5:45 | Live dance performance by Leila Awadallah broadcast from Algeria | Curator remarks by John Schuerman

November 21 | Artists Reception
5:00 – 7:15 | Reception
5:15 | Curator remarks by Katayoun Amjadi | Memoir reading by Qais Munhazim | One of Many live interactive performance by Pedram Baldari and Nooshin Hakim Javadi

This exhibition is open Sept. 28, 2019 – Jan. 26, 2020.

The Artists:

– Gazelle Samizay (born in Kabul, Afghanistan, now resides in Los Angeles)
– Lamia Abukhadra (Palestinian American residing in Minneapolis)
– Essma Imady (born and raised in Damascus, Syria)
– Pedram Baldari (born and raised in Iran, Kurdistan)
– Nooshin Hakim Javadi (born in Qazvin, Iran)
– Katayoun Amjadi (born in Iran)
– Ahmad Qais Munhazim (born in Afghanistan)
– Avigail Manneberg (born and raised in Israel)
– Mahwish Chishty (born in Pakistan, grew up in Saudi Arabia)
– Leila Awadallah (born in Sioux Falls, SD, with diasporic Palestinian roots)