Iran Inside Out: Homeland and Diaspora in Contemporary Iranian Art

September 24 – November 22

/ 2009

The turbulence and complexity of present-day Iran and its relation to the West are evidenced in recent work by thirty-six artists, twenty-one residing in Iran and the remainder in diaspora. The exhibition ranges from traditionally informed paintings to video installations, and from stridently political images that address current events to lyrical and nostalgic references to peace and stability. Organized by Chelsea Art Museum – Home of the Miotte Foundation, New York.

List of Artists

Artists Living in Iran
Shirin Aliabadi
Shirin Fakhim
Golnaz Fathi
Bita Fayyazi
Siamak Filizadeh
Daryoush Gharahzad
Barbad Golshiri
Arash Hanaei
Khosrow Hassanzadeh
Abbas Kowsari
Behdad Lahooti
Farideh Lashai
Farhad Moshiri
Behrang Samadzadegan
Arash Sedaghatkish
Vahid Sharifian
Jinoos Taghizadeh
Newsha Tavakolian

Artists Living in Diaspora
Samira Abbassy
Shiva Ahmadi
Shoja Azari
Caraballo-Farman
Ala Ebtekar
Alireza Ghandchi
Pooneh Maghazehe
Nicky Nodjoumi
Sara Rahbar
Mitra Tabrizian
Darius Yektai