About Simin Keramati

 

Bio

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)

Artist Statement

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.

CV

Education

  • George Brown College, Toronto

Post Graduate Degree, College Teacher Training Program 2016

  • Art University of Tehran, Iran

Master of Fine Arts degree (Painting), 1997

Bachelor of Fine Arts degree (Painting), 1994

  • Azad University / Tehran, Northern Branch, Tehran, Iran

Bachelor of Arts degree (Translation), 1997

 

Highlights

Master of Fine Arts degree in painting combined with expertise in drawing, new media, and video arts.

Two times successful candidate to receive a Grant from the Canada Council for the Arts, 2015 and 2018

Winner of the Grand Prize of the International Dhaka Biennial 2003-2004 for the Video Installation, “Rising up or falling down.”

Short listed for the MOPCAP Prize (Magic of Persia Contemporary Art Prize), London, England, 2009

Renown for social-political themes in different artistic projects in painting, drawing, video arts and new media

 

Grants, Prizes or Awards

Two times successful candidate to receive a Grant from the Canada Council for the Arts, 2015 and 2018

Winner of the Grand Prize of the International Dhaka Biennial 2003-2004 for the Video Installation, “Rising up or falling down.”

Short listed for the MOPCAP prize (Magic of Persia Contemporary Art Prize), 2009, London, England

 

List of Selected Exhibitions

  • Group exhibition, Co-curated by Mania Akbari ad Amirali Ghasseni, titled: Body Politics, Whitechapel gallery, London, England
  • Group Exhibition, painting, the space by Advocartsy, Los Angeles, USA
  • 2019     Solo Exhibition, titled: “First act second act”,  comprised of two series of art works: The Video installation “The edge of the cloud, The series of paintings and installation: Seppuku, Etemad Gallery, Tehran, Iran
  • 2018     Video Installation, Group exhibition, “My resisting body”, Curated by Gudrun Wallenbock, represented by Hinterland, Krongasse 20, Vienna, Austria
  • 2017     Painting, Art net Auction, Space by Advocartsy, represented by Advocartsy, Santa Monica, USA
  • 2017     Video Art, The space in between all the physical objects, Arscape Young Place, Nuit Blanche, Sponsored by the city of Toronto, Toronto
  • 2017     Painting, Advocartsy’s Art brief III, The Undraped women, Arena Gallery 1, Santa Monica, California, USA
  • 2016     Video art, Parallel Vienna 2016, represented by Hinterland, Austria
  • 2016    Photo-art and mixed media, Iranian artists forum, Iranian painters’ association, Tehran
  • 2015    Video art, Group Exhibition, Azad Art Gallery, Tehran
  • 2015    Painting, Solo Exhibition, Artclvb Gallery, Richmond Hill, Toronto
  • 2015    Painting, Group Exhibition, Arta Gallery, Toronto
  • 2014    Video art, Group Exhibition, Video Screening art cinema offoff, Parkingallery team, Gent, Belgium
  • 2014    Performance, Group Exhibition, “Ja be Ja” II, Curators: Maryam Taghavi and Zoya Honarmand, Unpack Gallery, Toronto
  • 2014    Performance, Group Exhibition, “Ja be Ja” II, Curators: Maryam Taghavi and Zoya Honarmand, Azad art Gallery, Tehran, Iran
  • 2014    Video art, Group Exhibition, Curator: Soudabeh Zahraie, Gothenburg, Sweden
  • 2014    Video art, Group Exhibition, Curator: Axel Lapp, Memmingen, Germany
  • 2013    Photo art and mixed media, Art Paris art-fair, Grand Palais, represented by gallery Mark Hachem, Paris, France
  • 2012    Painting and mixed media and video art, Solo exhibition, Mark Hachem Gallery, Beirut, Lebanon.
  • 2012    Painting and mixed media, a one day Solo Show, Etemad Gallery, Tehran, Iran

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