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.
Soroosh Milanizadeh, born in 1978, a photography graduate from Art and Architecture Azad University of Tehran. He is a Photographer, Video Artist, Painter, and art curator. He started his constant professional career in 1999 and has attempted to express his social concerns, particularly the position of women in society ever since.
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.
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.