Curated By: Nur Shkembi | Date: 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 & 2013
Past and present come together in curious form, ancient Islamic spiritual art and contemporary expression share a common physical space telling a small but concise story about the diverse and unique expression of Australian contemporary Muslim artists.
All in all, over 70 Australian Muslim artists from varying cultural backgrounds, each with their personal stories and connection to their Australian identity came together to celebrate the common thread shared by all people through the language of the arts.
“You Am I” was developed by Nur Shkembi as the first nationwide annual exhibition featuring the work of contemporary Muslim artists. You Am I was proudly supported by the Islamic Council of Victoria (ICV) in co-operation with the Hume City Council and HGLC. Contemporary Australian Islamic Art captures both the unique blend of the much admired arts and culture of Islam and the evolving identity of the Australian Muslim and their expression through contemporary art.