I AM Exhibition

2 July '17 - 20 August '17

I AM is a peacebuilding exhibition that premiered in Amman, Jordan under the patronage of Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah involving 31 of the Middle East’s premier contemporary women artists that promotes and celebrates the many accomplishments of Middle Eastern women in shaping our world into a peaceful and harmonious one. 

 I AM will visually celebrate the rich, diverse and crucial contributions that women from the Middle East make to the enduring global quest for harmony and peace. In this way, the exhibition aims to challenge existing stereotypes and misconceptions about Middle Eastern women by showing how they dynamically and very significantly contribute to the fabric of local and global culture. I AM will showcase the insights and experiences of Middle Eastern women as they confront issues of culture, religion and social reality in a rapidly changing world both in the Middle East and West.  This exhibition is an acknowledgement of how they continue to creatively evolve new narratives that uphold their rich heritage while embracing a future full of challenges.

 I AM premiered at the National Gallery of Fine Arts in Amman, Jordan (3 May – 14 June) and will next be showcased at London’s St. Martin in the Fields on Trafalgar Square for the months of July and August (2 July -20 August), followed by touring North America from the fall of 2017 through the end 2018, premiering in Washington, D.C. at the Katzen Arts Center of American University (September 5-October 22).
As part of ‘I Am’ Exhibition there is an Artists Panel Discussion: WOMEN, ART AND THE MIDDLE EAST on Tuesday 4 July 2017 at 7 pm at The Crypt Gallery.
An exploration with participating women Middle Eastern artists and the curator from Caravan’s ‘I Am’ Exhibition, Janet Rady.
FREE Admission, no tickets required.


St Martin in the Fields

Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 4JJ



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