CategoryPerformance

Interview with Bita Fayyazi

Rather than a sculptor, installation artist, or ceramicist engaged in a somewhat mystic relationship with her materials, Bita Fayyazi (b. 1962, Iran) is an artist who works within a more performative and markedly social practice. Beginning in the mid-1990s, her artistic interventions challenged the official definitions of art that were often circulated in Tehran at that time. Fayyazi struggled to show her work amidst an atmosphere of traditionalism, academics, and the influx of 1990s conceptual art from abroad.

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Interview with Boshra

Interview with Boshra

Born in 1985 in Shiraz, Boshra is an Iranian poet, writer, actress, and model who was first introduced to Persian literature by her grandfather before starting primary school. She developed a precocious love of poets such as Iradj Mirza and Parvin E'tesami whose work inspired her to write her own poetry from a young age. Boshra later studied Children's Literature and Theatre at the BIHE University and eventually left Iran for the USA in 2009 where she currently resides.

Aisan Hoss

Aisan Hoss was born in Tehran, Iran, in 1984. She is a dancer and choreographer from Tehran, Iran. She started studying and performing Iranian dances at the age of twelve and teaching at the age of eighteen. While doing her BS in Business Management from Azad University in Tehran, Aisan attended a study-abroad English language program in London where she first encountered contemporary dance.

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MohammadReza Shajarian

Mohammad-Reza Shajarian (23 September 1940 – 8 October 2020) was an Iranian classical singer, composer, and of Persian traditional music. He has been called "Iran's greatest living maestro of Persian classical music."Shajarian is also known for his skills in Persian calligraphy and humanitarian activities.

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kameliya Afshari

Kameliya Afshari has been studying music in a conservatoire setting since the age of 6. She began at the small music school in her neighborhood, quickly deciding that singing would be her only instrument, after managing to mangle Gentil Coquelicot on the violin. 

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