Dalia Anani in The Ramp Gallery, February 20–March 12

What: Preoccupied Series by Dalia Anani

Where: The Ramp Gallery

When: February 20–March 12, 2012

In the words of the artist, Dalia Anani, “My work is fundamentally concerned with the historicization of invisible cultures, and specifically that of the Arab-American diaspora in a post-9/11 political climate. My present work moves forward from the #occupymovement, as I have already begun to witness its early misrepresentation in the media. The Preoccupied Series attempts to shift the dialogue around strategies of protest, while formally paying homage to the long histories of the domestic, feminist, and labor movements. In this series I employ the strategy of my past work, and utilize soft materials to convey harder narratives.”

Palestinian-American artist Dalia Anani was born and raised in the vibrant Arab-American community in Anaheim, CA, often referred to as Little Gaza. Anani graduated form UC Santa Cruz with a BA in Arts and is currently pursuing her MFA in Social Practice at California College of the Arts.  She is concerned with issues of invisibility and documentation, and produces works to contend as history. She works in the forms of fiber, film, and folklore, and functional participation.

For more information please visit www.daliaanani.com.

The Ramp Gallery accepts exhibition proposals on a continual basis. Submission Guidelines can be found here. To purchase work on display or for more information email gallery@somarts.org. You can visit The Ramp gallery any time SOMArts Cultural Center is open.

Pictured Above, “Occupy Oakland, Not Palestine,” by Dalia Anani 2011