Sensibility against Violence 2019-20

International programmation of “Iranian Women artists, Sensibility against Violence”

presented at :

2019 Art Video International Festival of Casablanca, FIAV, 22>27 April 2019 :

2020 NewMedia Fest 2020, artistic director Wilfried de Cologne, Cologne Germany :

2020 IAM—Institut für Alles Mögliche, by New Media Fest of Wilfried de Cologne, Berlin, Germany

Their common point is to be engaged and sensitive: sensitive to the violence and the oppression of political powers, calling for thought not to forget barbarism. Through their Video Art medium, they represent the transformed body, the censored body, the erased body, questioning us about our identity in our contemporary societies. The works of these Iranian origin, women artists, sometimes considered as provocative, play with social and religious norms, pushing the limits of the transgression and fighting against absurd taboos, offering us a dreamlike walk through metaphorical and poetic images.
Between dreams and reality, they immerse the viewer in their own visual universe, drawing the melancholy, the anguish and the pain of all those victims of war and exile, of all those suffering the separation imposed by geopolitical borders.

Artistic curator: Parya Vatankhah

Parya Vatankhah, artist and curator, has chosen works only by Iranian women artists because of the particularly difficult situation of women in Iran and especially women artists, to give them the opportunity to be seen and heard.

Participating artists:

Shaghayegh Cyrous, Mozhgan Erfani, Roxy Farhat, Haleh Jamali, Golnaz Moshirian, Azadeh Nilchiani, Sara Niroobakhsh, Neda Razavipour, Rojin Shafiei, Farideh Shahsavarani, Alysse Stepanian, Mandana Moghaddam, Parya Vatankhah