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Taraneh Hemami

Interdisciplinary visual artist Taraneh Hemami was born in Iran in 1960, received a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Painting & Drawing from the University of Oregon, Eugene (1982) and a Master of Fine Arts in Painting (Distinction) from the California College of the Arts, Oakland, California (1991). She lives in San Francisco, and exhibits, lectures, teaches and curates internationally.

Hemami’s numerous recent solo shows include "Fabrications, Theory of Survival project" at Southern Exposure Gallery, San Francisco (2014); "Bulletin, Theory of Syrvival Project" at the California Institute for Integral Studies, San Francisco (2014); "Short Stories", Dar Al Funun Gallery, Kuwait City (2014); “Resistance, Theory of Survival", Luggage Store, San Francisco, CA (2013); “Recollections”, San Jose State University, Martin Luther King Jr Library (2012); “Free”, public art project, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco (2011); “Depth of Surface”, San Francisco State Fine Arts Gallery,  (2010); “Evocations”, Rose Issa Projects, London (2008); “Most Wanted”, Intersection for the Arts, San Francisco (2007); “Remembrances”, Persian Cultural Center, Berkeley, California (2003); and “Hall of Reflections”, San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery (2002).

Recent group shows include, "Passport 13", at the San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery, (2013); “Speaking your Peace”, Somarts Cultural Center, “Faithful”, Manresa Gallery and “Fabrications”, California Institute of Integral Studies, all in San Francisco; most recently include "Persian for Beginners", Rose Issa Projects (2012); "Zendegi: Twelve Contemporary Iranian Artists" (curated by Rose Issa Projects) at the Beirut Exhibition Center (2011); “One Day”, Intersection for the Arts, San Francisco (2009); “Theory of Survival”, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco (2008); “We Remember the Sun”, San Francisco Art Institute (2008); “Global Eyes”, Siggraph International Exhibition, San Diego, California (2007); “Stitches in Time”, ArtsChange, Richmond, California (2007); “Intimate Bodies/Public Spaces”, Mina Dresden, San Francisco (2006); “On the Edge of Culture”, Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design (2006); “Represent”, Oliver Art Center, Oakland, California (2005); “Of Past and Present”, Intersection for the Arts, San Francisco (2005); “Sacred Spaces”, Berkeley Arts Center, California (2004); “The Drawing Project”, Vamiali Art Gallery, Athens (2004); Sharjah VI International Biennial, United Arab Emirates (2003); “25 Years of Separation”, Articultural Gallery, Pasadena, California (2003); “Reconstructing Reality”, The Oakland Gallery, California (2001); “Alchemy”, MY Art Prospects, New York (2001); and “Re-Counting”, The Judah L. Magnes Museum, Berkeley, California (2001).

Hemami’s works are in several public collections, including The British Museum and the Victoria & Albert Museum, London.


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