"Queer World Making: Contemporary Middle Eastern Diasporic Art" by Andrew Gayed, Assistant Professor of Art History and Visual Culture at the Ontario College of Art and Design University in Canada.
Published by University of Washington Press (2024) the book focuses on the visual works of artists who create political art about queer identity, including Jamil Hellu, Ebrin Bagheri, 2Fik, Laurence Rasti, Nilbar Güres, and Alireza Shojaian.
My public installation in partnership with 100 Days of Action Collective, who has gathered Bay Area artists to respond to the COVID-19 crisis with messages of solidarity for doctors, nurses, grocers, and city workers. Mural print installed on the corner of Valencia and 20th street in San Francisco. For more information, click HERE
Cover image for the literary journal The Racket, July 2020.
Fundraising exhibition in support of the following organizations fighting for social justice and equity: Black Trans Advocacy Coalition, Campaign Zero, Black Voters Matter Fund, Color of Change, Black Mama’s Matter, The Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment, National Bail Out, and the Anti Police-Terror Project.
Virtual exhibition "Home/Body." Organized by curator Kathy Zarur and her students of Contemporary Art of the Middle East Mills College, Oakland, California.
For more information about the exhibition, click HERE
Illustrations by George McCalman for the San Francisco Chronicle Newspaper highlighting the opening reception of my exhibition at SF Camerawork.
The Queer Archive Festival in Athens, Greece February 13-16, 2020
My work is included in the latest revision of Art & Queer Culture, by Catherine Lord and Richard Meyer. Published by Phaidon, the book surveys how artists have constructed, contested, or otherwise responded to alternative forms of sexuality from the late 19th century to the present.