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EDUCATION

2011–2015. University of California, Santa Cruz, USA. Bachelor of Arts. Major in History of Art and Visual Culture.
Thesis: "Covered, Muslim, Female: How Portraits of the Veil Defy and Debate Social Realities."
2015. Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, TK. Semester abroad. Classes in Art History and History of the Middle East.

CURATION

2018. BORDERLAND: Photography by Alia Ali. East of West gallery. Santa Fe, NM, USA.
2018.
Vanishing Point: New Media Work by Susanna Carlisle and Bruce Hamilton. galleryFRITZ. Santa Fe, NM, USA.
2018. MOTHER TONGUE: The Art of Printed LanguageEast of West gallery. Santa Fe, NM, USA.
2018. A RIVER FLOWING: Contemporary Women Artists from the Middle East and Beyond. East of West gallery. Santa Fe, NM, USA.
2017. INAUGURAL EXHIBITION. East of West gallery. Santa Fe, NM, USA.

TALKS

2018-10-20. Artist and Curator Talk between Alia Ali and L.E. Brown. East of West gallery. Santa Fe, NM, USA.
2018-09-27.
Photographic Practices as Performance from the Middle East and North Africa. Art Institute of California, San Diego, USA.
2018-06-14.
Connecting Local and Global Communities through New Media Art. Emerging Media Alliance Launch Party, El Museo Cultural. Santa Fe, NM, USA.
2018-04-06Why Diversifying Representation Matters. Fast Art Day, New Mexico Museum of Art. Santa Fe, NM, USA. 
2018-03-15. Contemporary Middle Eastern Photographers. East of West gallery. Santa Fe, NM, USA.
2018-02-28Contemporary Middle Eastern Photographers and Exhibiting Photography. Art Institute of California, San Diego, USA.

EMPLOYMENT

2018–Present. CURRENTS NEW MEDIA, Parallel Studios, 501(c)3. Digital Media Coordinator. Santa Fe, NM, USA.
2017–Present. East of West. Owner. Santa Fe, NM, USA.
2017. GF Contemporary. Contemporary Art Sales Consultant. Santa Fe, NM, USA.
2017. Independent Clients. Freelance Digital Consultant. Santa Fe, NM, USA.
2016–2017. Nedra Matteucci Galleries. Associate Director. Santa Fe, NM, USA.
2015. Mary Porter Sesnon Art Gallery. Gallery Assistant. Santa Cruz, CA, USA.
2015. NUMU NEW MUSEUM. Independent Construction and Museum Worker. Los Gatos, CA, USA.
2014–2015. First Friday Santa Cruz. Social Media Intern. Santa Cruz, CA, USA.