East of West is an art gallery dedicated to shifting narratives. Nestled in the heart of the American Southwest in the city of Santa Fe, we exhibit dynamic work by contemporary artists from the Middle East, South Asia, Africa, and their diasporas. East of West aims to bridge the prevalent and growing divide between America and “othered” communities, whose involvement in the arts is infinitely diverse yet often portrayed as a monolithic stereotype. Our mission is to amplify artists’ voices, shift negative narratives and stereotypes, and help bridge gaps between communities. Through exhibiting contemporary visual culture, engaging in community outreach, providing valuable information and resources, hosting monthly lectures, conducting and publishing frequent interviews, supporting artist residencies, and more, East of West works within our local community to strengthen relationships and encourage support between communities across the world.
Image: 1 from the Abstract Series by Nasreen Shaikh Jamal al Lail