Photo London 2019

I have had a long fascination with portraiture – which to me transcends the traditional definition to include any artwork that reveals who the artist is – as well as political and abstract art. Along with an interest in female artists or artists who take the female as their subject matter, these personal interests have largely driven my vision for my curatorial endeavor.

At Photo London through Roya Khadjavi Projects/ Nemazee fine Art, we showed work by 6 artists, all of whom in some way reflect the complexity of being a modern woman in today’s society – both inside and outside of Iran – whether through their perspective as a female artist or through their subject matter. Partially due to my education at the prestigious Wellesley College dedicated to years of educating women leaders, and perhaps due as well to my upbringing in a family where women were celebrated and encouraged, I get inspired and energized by the female strength, beauty, intelligence, talent, perseverance, patience, and humility all together.

The artists included in this exhibition whether male or female, they all celebrate these multifaceted characteristics.

Artists: Arman, Bahar Behbahani, Sepideh Salehi, Kamran Taherimoghaddam, Maryam Palizgir, Dariush Nehdaran, Maryam Khosrovani, Pejman Hosseini, Mehdi Karampour.

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