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9066

9066 is a critical survey that compares the mass incarceration of

Japanese Americans 75 years ago with the current travel ban against

Muslim-majority nations. Similarly to Executive Order 9066 which resulted

in the internment of more than 110,000 Japanese Americans, Trump’s

executive order targets thousands of lives through unconstitutional

profiling in the name of national security.

In a new body of prints and installation-based works, Fouad explores WWII

imagery of ostracized Japanese Americans that resonate with images

from the current immigration ban. Blending and contrasting political

and cultural landscapes in his unique aesthetic, Fouad reconstructs the

narrative that blurs lines between two political moments in history.