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Matin Abedi

Jul 2017
2017 woont en werkt in Teheran

Matin Abedi participates in a residency of one month in AIR Antwerpen, in the framework of the annual exchange program with Kooshk Residency, Tehran.

In her artworks Matin Abedi uses primarly embroidery techniques. She departs from old photos and archive images of villages and families. She includes these images in her embroideries, but also stitches over them. This is how she accentuates certain aspects in these pictures and create a new context for them. Matin Abedi introduces a new layer of meaning that either enlarges these implications or relativates them. During the residency in AIR Antwerpen Matin Abedi developed a new 5 meter long art work, which will be presented during The Living Room of Wednesday 26 July.

The art works of Matin Abedi were presented in the following exhibitions: Atopie, O Gallery, Tehran, 2016; Beirut Art Fair, Lebanon, 2016; Sew + Zan, Azad Gallery, Tehran, 2016; Art Dubai, Dubai, 2015; 4+6, Motahedan Projects, Dubai, 2014; Good News from Iran, Pasinger Fabrik, Munich, 2013; Shalal on Dream, Azad Gallery, Tehran, 2013.