Crossing Borders: Artists from the Middle East & Latin America

Award Winner of Specific Cultural Arts project, Florida Division of Arts & Culture, 2021/22
By: Khawam Gallery
MIAMI - Aug. 18, 2021 - PRLog -- Kendall Art Center in collaboration with Khawam Gallery presents "Crossing Borders: Artists from the Middle East and Latin America" Four Middle Eastern and four Latin American artists in one exhibition to promote diversity in the arts and culture of South Florida's multicultural communities, a selection made by art curator Tony Khawam. The exhibition showcases the work of Immigrant artists from Cuba, Haiti, Iran, Israel, Syria, and Venezuela share their art and personal stories about their cultural heritage intertwined with their American experience, the impact of immigration, and the new American culture on their lives and art making.

Featured artworks by Ilan Averbuch, José Bedia, Linda Behar, Edouard Duval-Carrié, Ivonne Ferrer, Tony Khawam, Zahra Nazari, and Nizar Sabour. More information at – or

A full slate of events has been scheduled for "KAC Live." Events are accessible via Zoom, Facebook Live including Artist Talk, Lectures, Music, Poetry, Performances, Film Screening and Culinary Talks.

Crossing Borders: Artists from the Middle East and Latin America curated by Tony Khawam, winner of the "Individual Artist Award, Specific Cultural Project" Florida Division of Arts & Culture, and partially sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts, and Miami-Dade Cultural Affairs. This exhibition will continue on Artsy through September 30, 2021.

Kendall Art Center (KAC) aims to educate and create an ongoing dialogue with the public in the concepts of contemporary art and its role in society. By exhibiting the work of emerging, established, international and local artists, K.A.C fosters education that stimulates critical thinking and art appreciation. Activities focus on works of art in the collection and special exhibitions. Through discussion, research, art making, and writing activities, we hope to encourage close looking, foster conversation between students, community and artists.

Khawam Gallery is a contemporary art gallery established in 2015 in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Led by Director Mirna Asmar and Artist/Curator Tony Khawam. We have embarked on a mission to include artists who examine the socio-cultural issues intertwined with the American culture by emerging and established artists with a focus on new expressionism, and conceptualism in a variety of media. The artist's heritage background, story with the materials and process of art making are keys in the selection for exhibitions.

The Rodriguez Collection is privately financed by Leo Rodriguez and his family and is one of Miami's largest, privately owned Cuban contemporary art collections. The collection reflects significant artistic developments in contemporary art by established artists from Cuba, U.S. and abroad.

Exhibition at Kendall Art Center, 12063 SW 131st Ave, Miami, FL 33186

Opening reception: Friday August 1, 2021 from 6pm – 10pm

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Location:Miami - Florida - United States
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