How Your Daily Life Influences Your Artistic Personality
Lecture by Maryam Kouhestani, Iran, organized by the studio for Art and Intervention | Concept, Post-conceptual Art Practices/Prof. Grzinic.
Maryam Kouhestani will present her work and the art project that will be on display in Vienna in January 2024, and she will talk about her curatorial practice and the various art projects, the most important of which is Nimrouz. This exhibition was a unique curatorial project presenting a large number of contemporary Afghan artists with their art works from painting to photography. The exhibition was on display in Tehran, Iran, in 2016.
About her artistic work, Maryam Kouhestani writes:“I was born and raised in Zahedan, a border city in the southeast of Iran. I’ve experienced a complex life that has made me to be sensitive and aware of the hardships of existence. For me, art is the only means of truly leaving. It is the sole language through which I can express myself. I strive to understand the world and, of course, myself through art, much like a blind child discovering every facet of the world through touch. I create sculptures and work on art to explore and understand myself, allowing my heart to guide the way.”
Maryam Kouhestani is a visual artist and curator. She holds an MA in Arts Research, Tabriz University, Iran. She has curated several art projects, the most significant of which is Nimrouz on contemporary art from Afghanistan in 2016.