Sazmanab is an artist-run project space and residency program in Tehran established in 2008. Sazmanab supports artistic work in a wide range of media through exhibitions and events, residencies for artists and curators, educational initiatives, workshops, talks, and publications. By establishing local and international relationships, as well as diversifying both the practitioners and audiences of contemporary art, Sazmanab aims to support and expand the knowledge, appreciation and practice of contemporary arts in Iran.


Solo show by Tanaz Modabber (artist-in-residence)

Terrain is a performative installation inspired by the uncanny correlation of the natural and the artificial environment in Tehran. As the boundary between these environments, natural and artificial, has grown more ambiguous a new environment has been taking shape. This phenomenon is crystalized into a continuously shifting mesh landscape that is skewed in scale and formalized through the process of stitching. While exploring the visual characteristics and construction systems of the installation, special attention has been given to the experience that Modabber creates for the viewers of the work.

Tanaz Modabber was born in Tehran, Iran. She studied at University of California, Berkeley and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Landscape Architecture and a Master’s degree in Architecture. She currently lives in Berlin where she has been creating a body of work that includes site-specific installations, intimate studio artworks, and architectural works.

July 13 – July 23, 2012 – 4-8 PM
Opening reception: Friday, July 13, 2012 – 4-9 PM