Before We Were Banned is a series of events subverting the Muslim Ban 1.0 by cultivating a platform for creatives of the seven countries on the list to draw their own picture and write their own narrative. Curated by the Brooklyn-based Iranian duo, Before We Were Banned first and foremost celebrates the arts and culture of these communities and in due course aims to repudiate the antagonistic image portrayed of these nations.


Past Exhibitions

Photography: Hallie Brennan

Before We Were Banned II
Santa Fe, NM


Exhibiting Artists:

Mays Albeik
Layali Alsadah

Asiya Alsharabi
Farhad Bahram
[with Tom Lundberg]

Carmen Daneshmandi
Rhonda Khalifeh
Soraya Majd
Gina Malek
Ifrah Mansour
Nouf Saleh
Tandis Shoushtary

July 7th - August 5th, 2018

East of West
2351 Fox Road no. 600
Santa Fe, NM
United States
+1 505 570 7708

Photography: Adam Bettencourt