The “Born in Iran” exhibition, which opened Friday, September 6th, 2013, at Gallery Aquabit in Berlin, Germany will run until October 5th, 2013.
The show features two Iranian artists: Samira Hodaei and Nina Ansari. Hodaei lives and works in Iran, while Ansari lives in Germany. The exhibit opens with Samira Hodaei’s, “Harem of the Heart”.
Hodaei’s work is described as: “Haunting, double-edged, rich in symbolism and complexity. But clearly the most distinctive feature of the artist’s oeuvre is to be found in her unusual technique…For her installation, which is on display at the Aquabit Gallery, she has translated this technique into a three-dimensional form of expression.”
Samira Hodaei was born in Tehran in 1981. She studied at both the Shahrivar Art School and Shariaati Art University as well as Alzahra Art University in Tehran. On completing her studies, she worked for six years as assistant to the internationally acclaimed artist Reza Derakshani. In 2010, she was invited to work in Switzerland as part of the Artist In Residence program of the Oryx Foundation. The works of the artist have been on show in exhibitions in Switzerland, Qatar, Australia, Turkey, Germany and at art fairs such as those in Abu Dhabi and Dubai.
*The Exhibition takes place at Gallery Aquabit in Augustsraße 35, Berlin-Mitte.
Opening: Friday 6th September (Hodaei) & Tuesday 24th September (Ansari)
Arist-talk: 21st September
Finissage: 5th October
For further info, please visit: AB Gallery.