Hojatollah Amani was born in Lorestan, Iran, in 1978. Having grown up in a large family, Hojat rarely had the time to pursue his artistic interests, and struggled to express himself creatively. However, things changed for the young artist when he pursued a degree in painting at the University of Fine Arts in Esfahan, and later, a Master of Fine Arts from Tehran University.
Homa Arkani was born in Tehran in 1983, and in 2005 obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design from Tehran’s Azad University. With her unique brand of pop art, Homa ingeniously portrays the socio-cultural issues faced by a generation of disillusioned youth. Born after the Revolution and the Iran-Iraq war (1980 – 1988), the girls who are so outlandishly featured in her Share Me series represent a people caught between traditional values and mores, and their own distorted visions of the…
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From the exhibition "The Mask & The Mirror", curated by Shirin Neshat