INJA Gallery is pleased to announce its first participation at Artissima 2021 presenting works by Negar Farajiani and Abolfazl Harouni at booth 03, in OVAL LINGOTTO Fiere, Turin, Italy from 5-7 November.
Considering this year’s theme, “Countertime”, INJA Gallery’s proposal aims to put a spotlight on Iranian miniature and Persian Manuscript.
Iranian painting is a wide field where an Iranian artist has to be in touch with its history and art of their own era and its aftermath. Colors and shapes in miniature show a portion of aesthetics and the Iranian knowledge of colors throughout its history that still exists in our minds today, even though this may be a little faded yet still a segment of our collective subconscious.
Negar Farajiani was born in the Iranian city of Yazd in 1977. She obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design from the Tehran University of Art in 2000.
Negar is an interdisciplinary artist who uses a variety of mediums to portray different layers of Iranian life, both private and public aspects, in her works. Since 2011, the principal focus of her activities has been on the management of interactive/collaborative projects such as “Tehran Monoxide”, “Made in China”, and “The Destination Known”.
Negar’s works have been exhibited at Depo Istanbul, the Centre for Contemporary Art at Ujazdowski Castle in Warsaw, Mariane Ibrahim Gallery in Seattle, and at the Artissima Art Fair in Italy. She has also been awarded an art grant from the Pasfarda Arts and Cultural Exchange in Chicago and the Cheryl & Richard Ruszat Scholarship from the University of California – Irvine.
Her other activities have included collaboration with Apexart in New York, with the Komuna Warszawa performing arts theater in Poland, and with the 8th and 9th editions of the Persbook Project. She has also presented her projects at the Seattle Art Museum, Yale University, the University of Massachusetts, the University of California – Irvine, and at the Tehran University of Art.