SHAHRAM KARIMI "REMEMBRANCE"
15th October to 7th November 2015
Opening Reception to meet the artist
15th October from 6 – 8 pm
Shahram Karimi’s works in this exhibition speak both of exile with its dreams of the past, and of transnationalism and its concern with the present. He conjures memories of his childhood and images from everyday life in Shiraz, while constantly engaged with questions of identity and memory, which have preoccupied him for more than two decades. Karimi was born in 1957 in Iran, and grew up in Shiraz, the famous city known for its medieval poets and 19th century rose gardens. In 1979 in Tehran, he was already working as a painter and was showing in group exhibitions in galleries and museums, when the revolution broke out and forced him into exile, away from his beloved homeland. Currently living between Germany and New York, Shahram is a multi faceted artist of many talents. Aside from being an internationally acclaimed painter and production designer, Karimi’s work includes tremendous written poetry, lyrical video installations, short documentary films, as well as fashion and accessory design. His art has been widely exhibited in Iran, the United Arab Emirates, Turkey, Germany, Italy, and New York.