TARANEH HEMAMI

  • RESIDENCY DATES : May 18th 2016 to May 19th 2016 | May 17th 2017 to May 18th 2017 | Jul 17th 2017 to Jul 23rd 2017
  • PRACTICE : Visual Arts
  • FROM : Iran
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Taraneh Hemami (born Tehran, Iran) is a multidisciplinary artist with a diverse practice that includes site-specific installations, glass work, sculpture, textile production, and community-driven projects that primarily address themes of displacement, memory, and representation within the Iranian American experience. She is a recipient of a Eureka Fellowship from the Fleishhacker Foundation and a Kala Fellowship award from the Kala Art Institute, and has received awards from Creative Capital, Creative Work Fund, Center for Cultural Innovation, and the California Council for the Humanities. Her works have been exhibited widely, including at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (San Francisco, California); Southern Exposure (San Francisco, California); Victoria and Albert Museum (London, UK);  Boghossian Foundation (Brussels, Belgium): and at the Sharjah International Biennial 6 (Sharjah, United Arab Emirates). Hemami's work is included in the permanent collections of the British Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Hemami lives and works in San Francisco, California where she is Adjunct Professor at California College of the Arts.