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Nicky Nodjoumi: Let’s Talk

Born in Kermanshah, Iran, in 1942, Brooklyn-based artist Nicky Nodjoumi has developed a significant career that seamlessly integrates art with themes of global political discourse. His educational odyssey commenced at the Tehran University of Fine Arts and culminated with a Master's in Fine Arts from The City College of New York in 1974. His return to Tehran, joining the faculty of his alma mater, marked a pivotal moment in his artistic journey.

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Interview with Afarin Mansouri

Afarin Mansouri, an acclaimed composer and opera artist, seamlessly blends her Iranian heritage with Western influences. She has received numerous accolades, including the Canada 150 Medal and the Kathleen McMorrow Music Award. Her compositions have been featured in prestigious publications like The Globe & Mail, BBC World, and Opera Canada. Afarin's recent focus has been creating groundbreaking operas that bridge cultures using language, poetry, and traditional instruments. She founded the Cultureland Opera Collective, amplifying underrepresented voices in the arts.

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Soudeh Davoud; “A Lively Spring Garden”

Soudeh Davoud, born in 1988 in Tehran, Iran, is a highly acclaimed contemporary artist known for her distinctive works seamlessly blending Eastern and Western influences. Her creative journey began at a remarkably young age when she turned to drawing and painting as a means of communication and personal solace. Davoud's artistic approach draws from impressionist strategies, mainly patchwork and broken-color techniques, which have consistently informed her style. In addition, she has incorporated elements of impasto to create visually striking and emotionally resonant artworks. What distinguishes Davoud's work is her ability to dispense with under-drawings, working directly with color to infuse her pieces with vibrancy and immediacy.

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Mania Akbari: The Night

Mania Akbari, a prolific Iranian filmmaker, artist, and actress, is celebrated for her innovative approach to themes such as women's rights, marriage dynamics, and sexual identity. Her artistic style finds its roots in visual arts and her life story, creating a captivating blend of the personal and the political. Notably, her battle with breast cancer in 2007 left an indelible mark on her creations, permeating her films and art with a profound exploration of this experience.

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Aryan Vandi

Aryan Vandi was born in 1992 in Tehran. He received his BA in industrial design from Tehran Art & Architecture University, and at the moment, he is pursuing his MA degree in Nordic visual studies and art education from Aalto university in Finland.

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Roshi Rouzbehani

Roshi Rouzbehani is a freelance illustrator who graduated from the University of Hertfordshire with a BA (Hons) in illustration, bringing ideas and concepts to life through lines and colors. Roshi enjoys creating editorial and portrait illustrations that are feminine, considerate, and emotional.

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Rahele Mahouti

Rahele was born in Tehran in 1989. She began her first work illustrating children's books. She started her career with digital art early on. In the middle of her career, she became interested in comic book illustration and pop art.

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Interview with Raoof Haghighi

Interview with Raoof Haghighi

Raoof Haghighi is an Iranian-born British artist, known for his portraiture and realism. He was born in 1976 in Shiraz,