Joseph Shahadi
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  • Brooklyn, NY
  • United States
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Which of the following best describe you?
Blogger, Photographer, Performance artist, Other
How often are you the first among your friends to try something new?
All the time
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I am a performance and interdisciplinary artist.

I have always been fascinated with in-between states. I think that is partly my personality and partly because I’m Arab American: in the culture but not of it… The tension between austere formality and the vulgar energy of American pop idioms characterizes the work I make in different media. Whether that is a result of the hybrid element of my identity I could not say, which I suppose is the unique condition of second generation Americans. But in my work I tend to explore related themes of particular significance to Arabs in post 9/11 America: shame and exposure, surveillance, authority, and voyeurism.
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How did you hear about Brooklyn Art Project?
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At 3:45am on May 16, 2010, NayMarie said…
We would love for you to join us at the IMPACT Art Show 2010! We will once again amaze art lovers with the skilled efforts of its artistic collaboration depicting the issues plaguing our world today. 5thGearMultimedia and some of the most talented artists in NYC welcome the community to view the world as we see it through our eyes. Please come and indulge in the memorizing portfolios that will be displayed alongside the synergetic masterpiece of IMPACT, have a glass of your favorite drink, and bask in the ambiance! The show is Saturday May 29th from 7p to 2a at N4th Bar (160 N 4th St, Brooklyn, NY 11211). Admission is only $5, 21 and over. For more details please visit or you can visit the BK Art Project event page at
At 12:00pm on July 23, 2009, Valentina Vasi said…
:) thank you!


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