Thursday, March 14, 2024


6:00 pm

Event Details

Join Senior Curator Laura Burkhalter and artist Elshafei Dafalla for a gallery talk of the traveling exhibition, “States of Becoming.” Dafalla is a Sudanese American artist and human rights activist. He is a sculptor, photographer, painter, and installation artist with a special interest in sound. His work is noted for its political engagement with different world cultures and has been celebrated for its capacity to create solidarity among communities and peoples across political, cultural, and racial differences.

This event is free, and no registration is required.

Photo: Jonathan Banks

“States of Becoming” is a traveling exhibition curated by Fitsum Shebeshe and produced by Independent Curators International (ICI), New York. Lead funding is provided by the Hartfield Foundation as part of an initiative to support ICI’s commitment to new curatorial voices who will shape the future of the field, and ICI’s Curatorial Intensive alumni as they move through the stages of their career. “States of Becoming” is made possible with the generous support of ICI’s Board of Trustees and International Forum. Crozier Fine Arts is the Preferred Art Logistics Partner.

The presentation at the Des Moines Art Center has been organized in collaboration with Senior Curator Laura Burkhalter.

Additional support for this exhibition is provided by:


Des Moines Art Center
4700 Grand Ave
Des Moines, IA 50312 United States