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006 / 28 January 2014

"I am glad that things have changed. All efforts toward ridding oneself of the historical past and acquiring new family members have been rewarded. This new sequencing of verb tenses was the material expression of her private epiphanies. Now photographs were just photographs: a piece of paper that could be pleated replaced and slipped into a pocket." – Mirene Arsanios, for Spectral Days 2012






















About the author

Setareh Shahbazi

Setareh Shahbazi is an Iranian artist currently based in Berlin. She studied Scenography and Media Arts at the State Academy for Art and Design in Karlsruhe and has spent the following years living and working between Beirut,Tehran and Berlin. Her solo shows were held at Gypsum Gallery, Cairo (2013 and 2016); 98weeks Project Space, Beirut (2010); Contemporary Arts Forum, St. Barbara (2008); Galerie Sfeir-Semler, Hamburg (2006); Montgomery, Berlin (2006) and at Karlsruher Kunstverein (2004). Her work has been part of various international groupshows, including Kadist Art Foundation, Paris; Kunsthaus Wien; Asar Gallery, Tehran; Beirut Art Center; Program, Berlin; Kunstverein Frankfurt; Sfeir-Semler Gallery, Beirut; House Of World Cultures, Berlin; Fondation Cartier, Paris and Rooseum; Malmö. A one year Daad research residency brought her to Beirut for the first time in 2003 for a collaboration with the Arab Image Foundation. She has further been invited for residencies to Townhouse Gallery, Cairo (2005) and Villa Romana, Florence (guest artist 2011). Shahbazi was shortlisted artist for the Abraaj Group Art Prize in 2015.