LOCUS, Upcoming Iranian Artists Abroad. Among the participating artists Pendar Nabipour (DAI,2013) who also co-curated the exhibition and Celia Shomal (DAI,2015) Opening Friday October 3 at het GEMAK

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poster design: Reza Abedini

"While the Iranian art scene has been seeking more and more interactions with the global art scene during the recent decade, many Iranian artists have fled home to collect experiences outside of the local boundaries. This situation provides a good opportunity for a two way dialogue between the expat artist and the hosting country, and also a chance for the Iranian artists to narrate their stories, exploring new territory in new ways." (Pendar Nabipour)


The exhibition LOCUS, Upcoming Iranian Artists Abroad, will be opened on Friday 3 October 2014 by Joobin Bekhrad, founder and editor of the online magazine REORIENT– Middle Eastern Arts and Culture Magazine (
GEMAK developed the exhibition together with visual artist and upcoming curator, Pendar Nabipour (Tehran, 1985). Locus focuses on artists of the Iranian post-revolution baby-boom generation (2/3 of the Iranian population) and the impact of 'locus' (place) on their artistic practise.

Artists: Siamak Anvari, Ehsan Behmanesh, Mahmoud Bakhshii, Ehsan Fardjadniya / Pirate Cinema, (with special thanks to: Philip Gladek, Martin Boverhof & Bas Klompmaker), Farhad Fozouni, Pendar Nabipour, Arefeh Riahi, Celia Eslamieh Shomal, Amir Tirandaz, Hamed Yousefi, Joubin Zargarbashi, Mehregan Kazemi, Reza Abedini (graphic design)

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