Reflections on Home Exhibition

March 1–29, 2020 • Oakland Asian Cultural Center

What does “home” mean to you? Is it a place? A person? A feeling? Is it past, present or an imagined future? In this exhibition, 18 female artists of color from the Bay Area present their visions of home and belonging, hosted at the Reflections from Home exhibition at the Oakland Asian Cultural Center.

Featuring the artwork of Bay Area artists such as Lisa Jan Fong, Manizeh Raza, Fatima Zehra, Roya Ebtehaj, and Kacy Jung, the exhibition includes photography, calligraphy, origami, painting, and mixed media, as well as objects shared by artists in the Shahrazad Squad representing home and tradition. In anticipation of the exhibition, six of our artists were profiled in an article by Forbes that explored their stories, their art, and their aspirations as artists.

The Reflections on Home exhibition was launched with an Opening Reception that featured spoken poetry, reflections by the artists, musical performances by Tazeen Ayub and Destiny Muhammad, and over 250 guests. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, all following exhibition events were cancelled in light of heightened safety concerns.

To explore the exhibition artwork, click the gallery below.

Exhibition and events organized by ARTogether, Gathering All Muslim Artists (GAMA) and the Oakland Asian Cultural Center.