Traces AIR Antwerpen

Maryam Ashkanian

Aug 2015
1988 °Banda e Anzali, Iran

As part of the exchange program between AIR Antwerpen and Kooshk Residency Tehran, Maryam Ashkanian is invited for a residency of 1 month in AIR Antwerpen, with a presentation on Thursday 27 August at 8pm.

Maryam Ashkanian creates artworks by weaving, sowing, and embroidering textiles. Her practice develops itself in different series: f.e. threedimensional monumental textiles hung in frames; embroidered cushions. Her images refer to the complex relationship between men and anatomy. Maryam Ashkanian unveils the hidden relationships existing between them, but also between men and its environment.

Maryma Ashkanian graduated in 2012 with a bachelor in painting at the Art Faculty of Guilan University, Rasht, Gilan. She was invited for the following solo exhibitions (a selection): Sleep, Homa Art Gallery, Tehran, 2014; Sculpture, Homa Art Gallery, Tehran, 2013; Epitome, Homa Art Gallery, Tehran, 2012; Un title, Homa Art Gallery, Tehran, 2011. The works of Maryam Ashkanian were also on view in the following group exhibitions (a selection): Perception, Edinburg Iranian Festival, Edinburgh, 2015; Thread, Total Arts at Courtyard, Dubai, UAE, 2014; Unexposed 40 women Artists from Iran, Ethnographic Museum, Warsaw, 2013; Expanding worlds, Endjavi-Barbé Art Projects, in Batiment d’art contemporain (BAC), Geneva, 2012.