In Search of Baba Singh

In Search of Baba Singh

Curated by Aziz Sohail

Room Gallery


January 19 - February 16, 2019


Opening Reception: Saturday, January 19, 2019, 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Free admission and open to the public.

In Search of Baba Singh, presented in Room Gallery at the University of California, Irvine, is the first iteration of an ongoing research project that takes as its jumping off point the arrest record of Baba Singh, a laborer from Punjab, India in California at the turn of the twentieth century. Baba Singh was arrested in 1914 for ‘infamous crimes against nature’; a statute that at the time would criminalize a range of sexual behaviors including homosexuality. MORE INFO

Events & Programming:

February 13th
Screening of Rex Vs Singh
6:30 - 7:00pm

Lecture performance and conversation with Gazelle Samizay
7:00 - 8:00pm
Room Gallery (Bldg 727 on campus map) 

This exhibition would not have been possible with the research and lending support of the ONE Archives
Free and open to the public. 

University Art Galleries
712 Arts Plaza | Irvine, CA 92697 |
Gallery Hours | Tuesday - Saturday | 12–6 p.m.


January 19, 2019 - 12:00am
February 16, 2019 - 12:00am