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During one month residency at the Rubin Center, Albuquerque-based artist Szu-Han Ho worked with Rijin Sahakian form SADA Contemporary Art Center in Bagdad, Iraq to create a virtual exchange between a select group of UTEP art students and a group of young artists from Iraq. Throughout the month of October, students met virtually via Skype and social media to exchange information, images and ideas through a series of artistic excercises developed and led by Ho and Sahakian. The results from these interchanges formed part of the Project Space installation of Ho's work, gradually evolving over the course of the month to provide an artistic snapshot of the interchange, and a look at life for young artists in these two very distant deserts.

SADA (Echo) is a non-profit project supporting new and emerging arts practices through education iniciatives in Iraq and public programs internationally. SADA's long term vision seeks to expand artistic possibilities and promote critical investigations through the support of new works, education programs, documentation and research.