Flag Stories Exhibition & Culminating Event


What: Flag Stories Exhibition & Culminating Event

When: Friday, May 30, 2014, 5:30–9pm, awards at 6pm

Where: 934 Brannan St. (between 8th & 9th)

How Much: Free admission

What Else: Bonus! See a second exhibition, Eating Cultures, while you’re here!

Young artists from Muslim, intercultural, refugee and immigrant communities in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and San Francisco have spent a year engaging in a transnational creative and cultural exchange around shared issues of migration, citizenship and belonging. Together they have created art about family culture, community identity or personal interests in relation to the concepts of citizenship and identity, collaborating and sharing with their international counterparts.

This event is a special opportunity for these Young Diplomats to share what they have learned and created as part of this journey.  Their digital prints, stencils, paintings and video will be on view throughout the evening, which features Malaysian food and drink, student-led tours of the exhibited artwork, a ceremony recognizing their achievements, and an opportunity to meet students & chaperones from the Malaysian cohort in Kuala Lumpur.


American Young Diplomats
Andre Appleton
Atilua Matini
Disheng Wang
Izza Anwar
James Wright
Jenade Thames
Jenaeah Thames
Kailee Wiser
Perlie Do
Pharoah Egbuna
Sharon Matini

Malaysian Young Diplomats
Sayyed Zayd Almahdaly Syed Ahmad
Anabel Chitra Andrew
Megat Danish
Solehah Naseri
Sher Ying Ng
Muhammad Luqman Avicenna Onn
Emily Khadijah Onn
Hajar Nadhirah Onn
Nusra Rozely
S. Lavanya Thever
Sivah Thever
Airah Su Ann Woon
Amanda Ardelia Zuzartee

About Flag Stories
Flag Stories: Citizenship Unbound is a 40-week youth art and cultural exchange organized by SOMArts Cultural Center in partnership with the Islamic Art Museum of Malaysia.

This Museums ConnectSM project is made possible in part by a grant from the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Museums Connect is administered by the American Alliance of Museums.

Additional partners include: Potrero Hill Neighborhood House, San Francisco Art Institute’s City Studio, Silkworm Media, Bay Area Video Coalition, and the Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California.

SOMArts programs are supported by the San Francisco Arts Commission’s Community Arts and Education Program and The San Francisco Foundation.