Panel discussion revolving around Ghazaleh Hedayat’s exhibition at ag Galerie, “Bygones” with Majid Akhgar, Hadi Azari, and Zanyar Bolouri
“Skin is the layer with which one feels the outside world. This bonding layer has always been an enigma− where it falls and how far it reaches. Where my body is and how far it reaches. Photo-paper is also a thin layer that falls upon the world and leaves its trace over it. But how much of this world can fit onto this layer of skin? Paper and skin have to be both felt and seen − sometimes in their depths and sometimes on their surface.”
Hedayat on her series “Bygones”
Born in Tehran in 1979, Ghazaleh Hedayat received her MFA in New Genre from San Francisco Art Institute in 2005 and her BFA in Photography from Tehran Azad University in 2002. Hedayat’s practice spans photography, video and object-installations. She works with different mediums to explore the theme of “silence” through the human senses. Hedayat has shown her work in Iran and internationally such as Devi Art Foundation, India (2012); Azad Art Gallery, Tehran (2012); Freies Museum, Berlin (2011); Dar Al Funoon Gallery, Kuwait (2010); Intersection for the Arts, San Francisco (2009); Forum Schlossplatz, Switzerland (2009); Cicero Gallery, Berlin (2007); New Hall, Cambridge (2007); Tour Show, Australia (2007); Silk Road Gallery, Tehran (2006); FRI-ART Centre D’Art, Fribourg, Switzerland (2007); Baudoin Lebon Gallery, Paris (2005); San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery (2004) and Khak Gallery, Tehran (2004). Hedayat currently lives and works in Tehran.
Saturday, April 21, 2015 – 6 PM