Dear NOT American-American, 2019
Featured in a group exhibition (wherever i may be, the sky is mine), curated by Young Min Moon
This work was created in response to the bigotry, racism, and xenophobia made acceptable by the Trump administration and its violent immigration policies.
“In his participatory performance-installation work Dear NOT American American (2019), Nima Nikakhlagh compels the American audience to consider their identity with an ethnicity heretofore ‘unseen’: uniquely ‘American American.’ Is there any such person out there? Only hyphenated, ‘impure’ Americans are invited to make their mark on the canvas built in the aspect ratio of the dollar bill.”— extracted from curatorial assay by Young Min Moon