The Man of a Thousand Faces
Ghadyanloo is a street and fine art photographer based in Tehran, Iran. Born in 1989, Farzana graduated from high school in 2008, concentrating on Humanities. Afterward, she started her bachelor's degree in Directing and graduated in 2013. She started traveling and joined different Artist residency programs meanwhile.
Nima Bavardi was born in Tabriz, Iran. He grew up in a family with a distinct taste in art; therefore, he started painting at a very young age. His first exhibition of caricatures and paintings was held when he was only 5 years old. He received many awards and made an achievement in his way through art.
Creation Between Two Surfaces is the second feature film by Iranian independent filmmaker Hossein Rajabian, That has been shot, written and directed by Hossein Rajabian, using digital cinema technology as his first film "The Upside-down Triangle".
Iman Ansari is a designer and educator based in Los Angeles. He is a founding principal of AN.ONYMOUS, an anti-disciplinary design practice he founded with Marta Nowak in 2012. His practice focuses on speculative approaches towards architecture and urbanism that explore new methods, tools, and technologies.
What if Not Exotic? Critical Perspectives in Contemporary Iranian Art is a group exhibition of artworks from 23 Iranian artists. This exhibition is an attempt to present a realistic image of contemporary Iranian art— as an alternative to the common Neo-Orientalist representations of the “Middle Eastern” art in general and Iranian art in particular— in Western art markets.
Lena Spath was born and grown up in Germany and currently resides in Spain. She became acquainted with Iranian interiors during her Middle Eastern Studies exchange in Tehran. She was instantly drawn to the deep heritage and architectural mastery of the buildings that surrounded her. The contrast between grandeur and simplicity along with the natural materials, earthy colors and elaborate designs led her to decide to visit Iran in 2017.