Traces AIR Antwerpen

Amir Farsijani

Feb 2018 to Mar 2018
1988 lives and works in Tehran

Iranian visual artist Amir Farsijani is invited for a residency of one month as part of the annual exchange between AIR Antwerpen and Kooshk Residency Tehran. Belgian artist Sadie Choua participates in the residency in Tehran. For this fourth edition AIR Antwerpen collaborates with BOZAR, who supports the stay of Amir Farsijani in Belgium. On Wednesday 14 of March a presentation takes place at BOZAR, which will focus on the works, researches and experiences of both artists in BOZAR.

The art works of Amir Farsijani exist out of photography and installation. During daily walks through the city Amir Farsijani focusses on urbanization processes and landscapes. He researches our contact with architecture and how we deal with architecture in our daily routines. In his works he abstracts architectural elements who have an influence on the daily life of the inhabitants and the landscape, for example fences, concrete barriers or minarets. In some of his works Amir Farsijani was inspired by the busy crossroad Valiasr in Tehran and more specifically the fences and underground passageways. In this works he shows the various ways inhabitants behave in this context and conquer these obstructions on their daily rout to work or home. During his residency in AIR Antwerpen Amir Farsijani departs from a similar observation of human behavior in public space.

Amir Farsijani studied graphic design in Tehran. He was invited for the following exhibitions (a selection): Episode 2 - Midday, Mohsen Gallery, Tehran, 2017; Flânerie, KAAF Institute, Tehran, 2016; Engelab Street, ZKU, Berlin, 2015; The 11th Picture of the year, Iranian Arts Forum, Tehran, 2014; Foldiings, Azad Art Gallery, Tehran, 2016.