Simin Keramati is a multidisciplinary artist working with social-political themes presented through painting, drawing, video art and new media. She received her Master of Fine Arts from Tehran Art University and is the Winner of the Grand Prize from the Khaka International Biennial 2004. Her paintings often address themes of identity, diasporic experience, and social issues. (Toronto)
In this series I am portraying various images of ordinary girls in their unusual daily gestures, with heads cut out by the upper edge of the frame, or faces covered with hands wearing big rings and/or huge and glamorous sunglasses. In some of the art works you’ll find the girls turning their back to the audiences. The series You are a Bad Girl is criticizing the look of the society into the private life of a girl. At the time I was targeting the Middle Eastern look into the private lives of women. In all these paintings, I have been avoiding any kind of cliché for the outfit or the gesture of each of the girls/women, I have painted.
Born in Tehran Iran
- M.A., Fine Arts, Art University, Tehran, 1996.
- B.A., Fine Arts, Art University, Tehran, 1994.
- B.A., English language, Azad University, Tehran, 1995
- Winner of the Grand prize from Dhaka international biennale 2004.
- Short listed for the MOPCAP (Magic Of Persia Contemporary Art Prize) 2009
- Awarded a grant to produce video art and a short film from the Canada Council for the Arts 2015
|2017 Painting, Group exhibition, Advocartsy, Art Brief III (Undraped women), Arena Gallery 1, Los Angeles, California, USA
2016 Video art, Parallel Vienna 2016, in the section hosted by Hinterland Projects, Vienna, Austria,
2016 Mixed media, Group exhibition entitled “Tree”, curated by Saba Mobini, Project was placed in the whole area of Fereshteh book city, Tehran, Iran
2016 Painting, Group Exhibition, Etemad Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2016 Painting, Group Exhibition, Art Brief II, Iranian Contemporary North America, co-curators: Roshi Rahnama, Tallinn Greigor, Arena 1 Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
2016 Photo-art, Group Exhibition, Curator: Bobak Etminani, Iranian painter’s society, Iranian Forum Galleries, Tehran
2015 Video-art, Group exhibition, Curator: Samaneh Ahmadi, Azad Gallery, Tehran
2015 Painting, Solo exhibition, Art nights, Sponsored by Artclvb and Reorient magazine, Assante group showroom, Richmond Hill, Canada
2015 Painting, Group exhibition, Connections, Curator: Fay Athari, Arta Gallery, Toronto
2015 Drawing, Group exhibition, Outo Totemize, Curator: Nima Zaghian, Igreg Gallery, Tehran
2015 Drawing, Group exhibition, Takhti, Curator: Arash Tanhaie, Shirin Gallery, Tehran
2014 Performance, Group exhibition, “Ja be Ja” II, Curators: Maryam Taghavi & Zoya Honarmand, Unpack Gallery, Toronto
2014 Performance, Group exhibition, “Ja be Ja” I, Curators Maryam Taghavi & Zoya Honarmand, Azad Gallery, Tehran
2014 Video art, Group exhibition, curator: Soudabeh Zahraie, Gothenburg, Sweden
2014 Video art, Group exhibition, curator: Axel Lap, Memmingen, Germany
2013 Painting, Group exhibition, in memory to Lucien Freud, Etemad Gallery, Tehran
2013 photo art and mixed media, art paris Art fair, Grand Palais, represented by Gallery Mark Hachem, Paris. Read more …
2012 Video art, Videoart festival “MADATAK 4”, Museo Nacional & Centro de Arte Reina Sofia & Cineteca-Matadero de Madrid & Caoxa forum de Madrid, ecc, Madrid, Spain.
2012 Video Art, Group exhibition entitled “Rewind,Pause, Fast forward”. Curated by Etemad Gallery, Pi Artworks Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey. Read more …
2012 Video art, Group exhibition, curated by Helia Darabi & Elahe Helbig, Institude of art history and archaeology, Bonn, Germany
2012 Video art, Group exhibition, Mohsen gallery, Tehran
2012 Painting and mixed media and video art, Solo exhibition, Mark Hachem gallery, Beirut
2012 Painting and mixed media, a one day Solo Show, Etemad gallery, Teharn
2012 Digital photo- collage with silver and gold leaves and blades, and video art; Seen art Gallery, Tehran2011 Video art, group exhibition, Devi-art Foundation, Delhi, India
2011 Video art, group exhibition, 53 art museum, Guangzhou, China
2011 Video art, Group exhibition entitled “Hinterland”, Berlin, Germany
2011 Mixed media (digital photo and collage of blades on foam-board), Group exhibition, Tehran monoxide Project, curated by Negar Farajiani, Kherad Institude, Tehran.2010 Video art, Group Exhibition (Big Lie), Curated by Farid Jafari, Mohsen Gallery, Tehran
2010 Video art, Group Exhibition, Curated by Sini Coreth, Germany
2010 Video art, Triennial “Port Izmir”, (Silent Storm), Curated by Dr. Necmi Sonmez, Izmir, Turkey
2010 Painting and Video art, Solo Exhibition (Insomnia), Etemad Gallery, Tehran
2009 Painting, Group Exhibition (7 artists from Tehran), Asia House, London
2008 Painting, Group exhibition, F&A projects, Paris
2007 Painting, Big sale of Iranian paintings, Society of Iranian painters, Saadabad Gallery, Tehran
2006 Photo art, international group exhibition, Kawaguchi art gallery ATLIA, Yokohama, Japan
2005 video art, group exhibition, Barakat trust,Oxford university, Oxford, England
2003 Tehran gallery, New art exhibition, group exhibition Tehran .
2002 Museum of contemporary arts, New art’s big exhibition, Tehran .
2001 Big conceptual group exhibition, Barg gallery, Tehran .
2000 Group exhibition (group 30+), Niavaran foundation’s gallery, Tehran .