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Ali Sabouki

Ali Sabouki was born in 1985 in Shiraz, Iran. He lives and works in Tehran as an artist. Ali attended the Art and Architecture University in Tehran to study Scenic Design.

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Xamoosh

Xamoosh was born in 1989, Tehran. He is a self-taught artist who started graffiti by putting his signature on the walls of Tehran in 2007. With more than a decade of activity in the writing of Persian murals, he became one of the pioneers and influential in this area.

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Shahram Karimi

Shahram was born in 1957 Shiraz, and he is a painter and film production designer. He has extensive experience working within the film production department on a film crew for 15 years. He has worked from a very early conceptual process collaborating with Iranian artists and filmmakers; Shirin Neshat and Shoji Azari on many film projects. Their film "Women Without Men" won the 2009 Venice Film Festival, Silver Lion, for best directing. Shahram worked closely with director Richard Raymond on the movie "Desert Dancer".

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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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