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Coming Out and Queer Culture, with Noura Ballout


Friday October 4, 2019: 6:00pm to 7:30pm


Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room


Join Detroit artist and curator Noura Ballout, who will lead a workshop and discussion of the effects of coming out culture on queer communities of color.

Noura Ballout is an artist, curator, and entrepreneur. They work in a wide range of creative mediums, maintaining a primary practice in photography. Their work is about constructing and finding home while navigating an intersectional identity in diaspora, which often manifests in the meeting of art and community. Noura is the founder of Habibi House, a studio and residency space in Detroit and is the recipient of the 2019 Gilda Award, awarded by Kresge Arts in Detroit, a program of The Kresge Foundation.  Noura has exhibited their work across Detroit, NYC and Philidelphia, including The Arab American Museum, Wayne State University, Flux Factory, Salon AlMahjar, and Vox Populi.

This event is part of AADL's 2019 National Coming Out Day events.