Ayman Kaake (LB)

99 Names

[Hero] Ayman-Kaake-2023-the wind in my shroud I

Image: Ayman Kaake, The Wind In My Shroud, 2023.

“Your belief is a belief; my existence is a reality” – Divina De Campo, Drag queen.


01 March - 24 March


Abbotsford Convent (outdoors) [i]
1 St Heliers St, Abbotsford
24 hrs


Queer Futures


Wheelchair access



Homosexuality is still a crime in at least 74 countries, 13 of which impose death by public stoning as a penalty. Ayman Kaake’s 99 Names is an unapologetic celebration of queer voices, in the face of this. Named in reference to the names of Allah or God revealed to humanity in the Qu’ran, Kaake’s ongoing series does not seek approvals and is a testament to the manipulations and atrocities committed by believers loudly quoting their holy books in the name of religion. Born in Lebanon, Kaake delves into the complex themes of diasporic melancholy, the agony of exile throughout his practice.

Curated by PHOTO Australia

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Founding Partners
  • Bowness Family Foundation
  • Naomi Milgrom Foundation
Major Government Partners
  • City of Melbourne Arts Grants Program
  • Creative Victoria
Major Partners
  • Maddocks

PHOTO Australia respectfully acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands upon which we work and live, and the rich and diverse Indigenous cultures across what is now called Australia. For over 60,000 years, Indigenous arts and culture have thrived on this sacred land, and we honour Elders and cultural leaders past and present. This was, and always will be, Aboriginal land.

01–24 March