Ghazel | Archives 1993-1999 | Iran

Feb 15 -17, 2019

New Media Projects – Tehran

Newmedia projects will host a part of Ghazel’s video works on Feb 15 -17, 2019, “Archive | 1993-1999” is allotted to exhibiting a series of the less-displayed videos of the artist. These videos can evoke the early positions in Iranian video art scene: moments from Ghazel collaboration with Kaveh Golestan, a performance in Gallery 13, along with some installations in a garden, located in countryside. This archival show will end on Sunday, with an artist talk with Ghazel, and Omid Qajarian and Pourya Jahanshad as the special guests.

Artist Biography:

Ghazel was born in 1966 in Tehran.
She received her B.F.A. and M.F.A. from L’Ecole Supérieure des Beaux Arts in Nîmes (France). She also received a B.A. in Film Studies from Paul Valéry University in Montpellier.

She has participated in many international biennials, including the 50th International Exhibition Venice Biennial (Clandestini) in 2003, the 8th Havana Biennial (El Arte con la vida) in 2003, the 3rd Tirana Biennial (Sweet Taboos, Episode 2: To lose without being a Loser) in 2005, the 15th Biennale of Sydney (Zones of Contact) in 2006, and the 7th Sharjah Biennial (Belonging) in 2005.

Her works are in many public collections including: Musée national d’art moderne, Centre Pompidou (Paris), MUMOK Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig (Vienna), the Musée national de l’histoire de l’immigration (Paris), the Aïshti Foundation (Beirut) and the Bic Collection (Paris).

Her WANTED posters are shown permanently in Musée national de l’histoire de l’immigration (Paris).

Her recent solo shows are “Black Hole” (2019/Azad Gallery, Tehran), Dyslexia” (2018/ Hinterland Gallery, Vienna) and “Mismappings” (2017/ ISCP Gallery, New York).

In April 2019 she will be in the 13th Havana Biennial.

Ghazel’s work deals with social issues, roots, contemporary migrations, hybrid identities, belonging and the effects of War.  She lived some 30 years outside of Iran but now divides her time between Tehran and Paris.