Twelve Gates Arts is pleased to present H1B, the latest exhibition from curator Masum Momaya of the Smithsonian Indian American Heritage Project. The result of a national call for art submissions, H1B includes pieces in various media including film. The works explore the trajectories, technicalities and tumultuous emotions of immigrants living and working here in H1B as well as H4 visas.
Each work is poignantly personal and, at the same time, speaks broadly to the experience of immigrants everywhere in the world who leave their homelands to work, build lives and pursue dreams. The works, and the statements and biographies that accompany them, humanize global patterns and remind us that immigration debates are ultimately about people. HB1’s sister exhibition, Beyond Bollywood: Indian Americans Shape the Nation, chronicles the cultural, political and professional contributions of Indian immigrants and Indian Americans to shaping American history.