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Shirin Sabahi

Country(activity based):
Germany
Genre:
Visual Arts

Profile

Born in 1984 Graduated from Malmo Art Academy in 2009 and the Mountain School of Arts in 2016.

Recent 5 main activities:
Video Playback, Museum of Contemporary Photography (Chicago 2016)
Open Source, Stamford Works (London 2015)
The Hot Show, Galleri Nicolai Wallner (Copenhagen 2015)
I've Heard Stories, City of Toronto Archives & Blackwood Gallery (Toronto 2014)
But You've Said You Enjoyed Being a Pariah, CC Brugge (Bruges 2014)

Upcoming events in 2016 include two group exhibitions at The Living Art Museum, Reykjavik and Goya Curtain, Tokyo and a solo exhibition at Gallery O, Tehran. Upcoming research residency at CCA Glasgow in 2017.

About works / performance

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Mountain (Ulrike)

2016, postcard, edition of 100, 10.5 x 14.8 cm

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Mint Condition

Video still, 2015, HD video, stereo sound, colour, 9 min 15 sec

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Mint Condition
Video still, 2015, HD video, stereo sound, colour, 9 min 15 sec

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Wilhelm's Armpits
2013, suite of two c-prints, each 13 x 18 cm

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Wilhelm's Armpits
2013, suite of two c-prints, each 13 x 18 cm

Comment

Working mainly in film and video, my body of work to this day contains various by-products that sometimes come alongside or in place of the actual film. My approach to my subject matters alternates between straightforward storytelling and visual and spatial iterations in the absence of words. My recent projects have been based on the appearance of the cultural production staged by the cultural producers from within and for the outside. This intertwining of interior and exterior extends to dichotomies between functional and futile, legible and obscured, and intentional and accidental.
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