Haiti and Syria Holding Hearts (Ongoing series)
Steven Baboun is a queer Haitian-Syrian artist from Port-au-Prince, Haiti, and based in New York City. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Film and Media Arts and a minor in Education Studies from American University in Washington, DC. Additionally, Baboun graduated from Parsons School of Design with a Master of Fine Arts in Photography.
Baboun is a lens-based artist creating through photography, video, performance, and installation. His practice consists of creating in collaboration with and based off different marginalized or unrepresented communities in Haiti such as the queer community, the multicultural community (the Syrian-Haitian community), and the religious community (i.e. Haitian Vodou, Islam).
Baboun has shown around the world including Los Angeles, Haiti, Miami, South Korea, China, Netherlands, Canary Islands, Mexico, and New York City. He has exhibited at El Rincón Social during Fotofest in Houston, Texas, an online show hosted by Dab Art on artsy.net, Photoville in New York City, Platform-L Contemporary in Seoul, South Korea, the Pingyao International Photography Festival in Shanxi, China, and Museum Belvédère in the Netherlands. Recently, Baboun participated in public photography installations in Mexico City, Mexico, and Brooklyn, New York.
Currently, Baboun is the co-founder of The Pandemic Archive, a digital platform sharing a collection of artworks from artists around the world as they made work in quarantine or during the COVID-19 outbreak.