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Myth of 4 /افسانه ۴
Artists’ Conversation, Ramin Etemadi, Dr. Mobina Nouri, and Keyvan Shovir
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About the Artists:
Ramin Etemadi-Bozorg is an Iranian conceptual artist. Born in 1977, Tehran.
He works in a variety of media, predominantly sculpture, including painting, performance art, video art, and installation. Ramin graduated in BA painting from Art and Architecture University, Iran in 2001.
He has been involved in many new-media projects that have emerged in Iran for the first time. Examples of his past work were introducing performance arts and video arts in Iranian art history.
He is a member of “Iranian Society of Painters”, “Iranian society of sculptures” and “Iranian promotion of visual arts”.
Through Ramin’s work, he expresses compassion which has been partly banned or forgotten due to the characteristics of his society. He constantly documents anything from the social-political events to the most intimate personal unspoken.
Ramin had fourteen solo exhibitions (painting, sculpture, video art), fifteen performance arts, and also attending more than seventy group exhibitions, art festivals, Expo and Biennale in Iran, USA, Canada, Germany, Switzerland, Australia, Turkey, Morocco, UAF, Armenia, and China.
Dr. Mobina Nouri is an Iranian Multi-disciplinary artist based in San Francisco whose practice reflects her
personal history as a female immigrant. Nouri received her BA in Performance art and MA in Art and
Design from Tehran Art University, Iran and her PhD in Creativity from City University London, UK.
Working across a variety of media, the artist mines her country’s tradition of storytelling, often turning
to Persia’s philosophies and mysticism to contemplate and reconsider the complexities which she bears
witness to in the contemporary moment. Explorations of the body, the self, gender, unity and collective
approaches are central to her practice which she approaches through a reimagining of linguistic and
Mobina has exhibited internationally across a range of group exhibitions in Iran, United Kingdom and the
United States. Her work is included in private collections and recently exhibited in de Young Museum San
Francisco, and has been featured in local and international publications. Nouri received the 2020
MOZAIK Future art award, 2020 Juror’s Choice in “Art Saves Humanity” Competition Including Jerry Saltz,
Marine Tanguy, Christine Cuan and Poppy Simpson and 2019 Juror’s choice, San Francisco Women Artists
Gallery. She is one of the five female founders of Project 13 Exhibition and the selected Jury of
“Re-Imagining Democracy” exhibition in 2021 MOZAIK Future Art Award.
Keyvan Shovir is an Iranian-American multidisciplinary artist and muralist born in Iran and currently based in the bay area. He is one of the pioneers of Iranian street art in Tehran, focusing and addressing social issues and political messages through Persian calligraphy and poetry.
Shovir received his BA in Painting from Azad Tabriz University of Tabriz, Iran, and his MFA from California College of the Arts in San Francisco. He has received many awards including, Art of Peace from Robby Poblete Foundation, Creative Activism Awards of Culture of Resistance, Rite Editions Gift in Memory of Seven Leiber Scholarship, and Murphy & Cadogan Art Award.
He has exhibited nationally and internationally at venues including Seyhoun Gallery in Tehran, Crewest Gallery in Los Angeles, i.d.e.a. Museum of Mesa, Arizona, SOMArts Culture Center, and Minnesota Street Project in San Francisco, Graffik Gallery in London. His works featured in various publications such as; LA Times, Arte Channel of France, HuffPost, Freitag.
About Myth of 4:
Myth of 4, is a new series of Zamin Project founded by Shaghayegh Cyrous, and, presented by Clarion Alley Mural Project, showcasing new videos and performances by ten Iranian artists based in the Bay Area. Myth of 4 reimagines and recreates our present and future. In this program, the artists redefine their imaginary worlds, inspired by the four elements, Earth, Water, Air, and Fire. The theme of Afsaneye 4/ Myth of 4 blossomed out of a series of conversations between the participating artists in the project.
The project includes ten events featuring a live performance, video screenings, and artist talks in three venues, Central Stage in Richmond, CA (East Bay), Artists’ Television Access (ATA), and The David Ireland House in San Francisco, and one week screening at Hamzianpour & Kia Gallery in Los Angeles, California. This program is made possible by the California Arts Council.
About Zamin Project:
A multi-faceted art project aims to create a space for dialogue and connection between SWANA artists, curators and educators in the Bay Area & beyond.