Before I Die is a global art project that invites people to reflect on their lives and share their personal aspirations in public. The original wall was created on an abandoned house in New Orleans by artist Candy Chang after she lost someone she loved. Since then, over 2,000 Before I Die walls have been created in over 70 countries around the world. Each wall is created by local residents who want to make a space in their community to restore perspective and share more with one another. Each wall is a tribute to living an examined life.

Thanks to thousands of people who have created walls in their communities, Candy Chang and writer James A. Reeves have developed this space to exhibit our common humanity, contemplate mortality, and better understand what it means to be human.

Before I Die walls have been created in 76 countries

Argentina
Armenia
Australia
Austria
Azerbaijan
Belgium
Bonaire
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Brazil
Bulgaria
Canada
Chile
China
Colombia
Costa Rica
Cuba
Curaçao
Czech Republic
Denmark
Dominican Republic
Ecuador
Estonia
Finland
France
Georgia
Germany
Guatemala
Haiti
Hungary
India
Iran
Iraq
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Jamaica
Japan
Kazakhstan
Kenya
Kosovo
Kuwait
Kyrgyzstan
Latvia
Lebanon
Lithuania
Macedonia
Malaysia
Mexico
Netherlands
New Zealand
Norway
Pakistan
Panama
Paraguay
Peru
Philippines
Poland
Portugal
Romania
Russia
Saudi Arabia
Serbia
Singapore
Slovakia
South Africa
South Korea
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Taiwan
Thailand
Ukraine
United Kingdom
United Arab Emirates
United States
Venezuela

Before I Die walls have been stenciled in 38 languages

Afrikaans
Arabic
Armenian
Basque
Bosnian
Bulgarian
Catalonian
Chinese
Czech
Danish
Dutch
English
Estonian
Farsi
Filipino
Finnish
French
Georgian
German
Guaraní
Haitian Kreyol
Hebrew
Hungarian
Italian
Japanese
Kazakh
Korean
Macedonian
Mohawk
Papiamentu
Polish
Portuguese
Russian
Spanish
Swedish
Ukrainian
Welsh
Zulu


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