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Artist SEPIDEH SALEHI works in printing, photography, and video animation. Revolving around the poetics of the veil as well as stories from her country of origin, Sepideh Salehi’s work primarily relies on paper, from which she creates videos, collages, drawings, photographs, and paintings. The manual process is seminal to her language and identity as an Iranian woman; exploring topics of namely power, violence, and identity straddling national borders and cultures, as well as the role of women in our contemporary world.

Biography
Born in Tehran, Iran. Lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

Education
MFA – Visual Art and Multimedia, Accademia di belle Arti of Florence, Italy –

2005
Liberal School of Nude, Florence, Italy – 2000
BA – English Language and Translation, University of Azad, Tehran, Iran – 1998
Selected Exhibitions
2016 Peace on Paper, Iran Contemporary Art Biennale – Niavaran Cultural Center, Tehran, Iran
2016 STRAPPA : Dialogue and Performance – Rogue Space, New York, NY
2015 Archimedes Bathtub – Lorimoto Gallery, Ridgewood, NY
2015 Focus Iran: Contemporary Photography and Video – Craft & Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles, CA
2014 The Photography Show presented by The Committee and AKArt advisory – Site/109, New York, NY
2014 ARE WE ALREADY GONE? Artists on the Art of Leaving – Flicker Lab, New York, NY
2014 Video screening as a VAEFF Special Selections at the cutlog New York, NY Art Fair
2014 Circumstances – Kentler International Drawing Space, Brooklyn, NY
2013 TRACES: Drawings in Motion – Kentler International Drawing Space, Brooklyn, NY
2011 Video screening – Video Art and Experimental Film Festival – Tribeca Cinemas, NY
2011 Bilateral Trace: Four Emerging Artists From Iran – Strohl Art Center – Chautauqua, NY
2011 MARKED DIFFERENCES – Kentler International Drawing Space, Brooklyn, NY
2010 WAR & PEACE – Kentler International Drawing Space, Brooklyn, NY
2010 PROXIMITY video screening – PAH! Space, Fribourg, Switzerland
2009 “the map is not the territory” curated by DUMBO Art Under the Bridge Festival and New York
Foundation For the Arts, Brooklyn, NY
2009 Video screening – Centre for Contemporary Art Luigi Pecci, Prato, Italy
2008 Aftermath, video screening – Target Gallery in Tropedo Factory Art Center, Alexandria, VA
2008 One Planet, One Experiment – Woman Made Gallery, Chicago
2008 Food, Arte di Cibarsi – Cibarsi d’ Arte, video screening – Palazzo Roffia, San Miniato, Italy
2008 Ondavideo, Donne, Image of the women between photography, film and video art Pisa, Italy
2007 International Contemporary Art Fair, Europeans young Artists,video screening – Mulhous, France
2007 Echi da Tehran, Iranian Contemporary Artists – Palazzo Comunale, Pistoia, Italy
2006 Opus Liber Project, Book of Art – Academy of Arts and Design, Florence, Italy
2006 International Contemporary Art Fair, video screening – Biagiotti Gallery, Bologna, Italy
2005 Opus Liber Project, Book of Art – Museum of Virginian Mantova, Italy
2005 Opus Liber Project, Book of Art – Rafaello’s House, Urbino, Italy
Selected Awards, Professional Experience
2014-2016 NYFA, Mentoring Program for immigrant Artists, New York – Mentor
2013-2016 Pardis for Children, New York – Language and Art teacher
2016 Asia Society, New York, workshop “Persian New Year Family Day”, co-presented by Pardis for Children
2014 Asia Society, New York, workshop “Passport to Asia”
2014 Asia Society, New York, workshop “Persian New Year Family Day”, co-presented by Pardis for Children
2013 Asia Society, New York , workshop “Iran Modern”, co-presented by Pardis for Children
2006 Accademia di belle Arti of Florence, Italy – Teaching Fellowship – Laboratorio di pittura