Exhibit9's was established in 2003 to promote arts and artists in the Washington, DC area with a
focus in contemporary
Iranian art. In April 2019, E9 formed the group, SURGE by providing workshops.
Everyone in the group had experienced a period of silence due to a disconnect from
their roots. Through this project, we found our voice and our artistic abilities surged into a new level.
As the group shared their stories with the world, it was evident that their visual language did
not belong to them anymore, but
to every single woman, who struggled for her life and her rights in this troubled earth.
Once Upon A Journey exhibition was reviewed in Art & Style section of Washington Post on Feb 9, 2020
From left to right: Roya Ansarian, Mitra M. Lore, Parisa Faghih, Rosa Fakhrai, Sohayla Vafai, Guita Vafai and Sarah Barzmehri