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Fahimeh Vahdat
updated: 07/12/2011
website: http://www.fahimehvahdat.com/work/drawings/index.htm
 
   
 
 
     
 
Artwork Title
art-medium
art-year
dimensions
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Stop Execution In Iran
The Slaughter of Innocents(detail)
The Slaughter of Innocents
Dishonor Of War
Dishonor of War(detail)
Dishonor of War(detail)2
The Three Graces
The Soldiers Are Coming
Where is Justice?
Women are not for burning
 
Portfolio Keywords:  political, documentary, site-specific, feminist, gender/sexuality, identity, pattern, social criticism, violence, collaborative
 
 
Stop Execution In Iran by Fahimeh Vahdat
Stop Execution In Iran
site specific and video
2010
Dimensions variable
The Slaughter of Innocents(detail) by Fahimeh Vahdat
The Slaughter of Innocents(detail)
Charcoal on Handmade Paper
2006 -07
84"" x  120"" 
The Slaughter of Innocents by Fahimeh Vahdat
The Slaughter of Innocents
Charcoal on Handmade Paper
2006
84" x  120" 
Dishonor Of War by Fahimeh Vahdat
Dishonor Of War
Charcoal on Handmade Paper
2006
84" x  120" 
Dishonor of War(detail) by Fahimeh Vahdat
Dishonor of War(detail)
Charcoal on Handmade Paper
2006
84" x  120" 
Dishonor of War(detail)2 by Fahimeh Vahdat
Dishonor of War(detail)2
Charcoal on Handmade Paper
2006
84"" x  120"" 
The Three Graces by Fahimeh Vahdat
The Three Graces
Charcoal on Handmade Paper
2006
84" x  60" 
The Soldiers Are Coming by Fahimeh Vahdat
The Soldiers Are Coming
Charcoal on Handmade Paper
2006
8" x  0" 
Where is Justice? by Fahimeh Vahdat
Where is Justice?
Charcoal on Handmade Paper
2006
84"" x  180"" 
Women are not for burning by Fahimeh Vahdat
Women are not for burning
Charcoal on Handmade Paper
2006
0" x  0" 

Artist Statement

 Growing up in the Iranian culture and with its long period of censorship, I have learned to speak through the language of metaphors. Currently the metaphor speaks through the layers of canvas and fabrics in multitude of traditional and non-traditional processes and installation format. My work confronts female oppression, violence, and human rights abuses especially in Iran. As an Iranian-American Baha’i woman and artist living in exile, my work also, addresses the experience of “in-betweenness”, as Eastern and Western ways of living merge and separate. 

Artist Bio / CV

EDUCATION
1991Post Graduate Study UNT Denton TX
1990MFA Painting & Printmaking SMU Dallas
1988BFA Minor Art History SMU Dallas
SELECTED SOLO/ GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2011 Dreaming of a free Iran, East Gallery, MIAD, WI

 2011 Smith Scarabocchio Art Museum, Stevens point WI

2011 "A prison Called Iran" was censored from the exhibition at M gallery, Interncontinental hotel, MKE, WI

2011 "Facing the Wall" Performance in responce to the censorship of my work at the M gallery

2010 I am Iran I am America, Milwaukee Art museum, WI


2010 "Stop Executions in Iran", MARN, Brook Stevens Gallery, MKE WI

2008 "Object of Violence", MARN, HotCakes gallery, MKE, WI 

2008 Artistic director for the play "The Small Pieces Goes to Heaven" at off broadway theater, MKE, WI

2007 Drawings, Naples Italy

2007 Drawings & Performance Recoltea Argentina

2006 Drawings UNK NE

2006 Print Installation Layton Gallery Milwaukee
2006 Paper Politics WPCA Milwaukee
2006IWSF Exhibition at the U of Maryland DC
2006Drawings performance Layton Gallery Milwaukee
2005Kohler Art Center Sheboygan WI

2004 WestBend Art Museum WI

SELECTED REVIEWS

2011, Mary Louis Schumacher, Art City Journal,

2007Taheri Interview Sharvand Newspaper Ontario Canada
2006Ashley Tibbits Shepherd Express Personal Politics COLLECTIONS
International Mercantile Corporation Dallas
Private Collection
RESIDENCY India, Italy, Austria, England, Argentina & Redline Milwaukee
American born in Iran