Seattle Art Fair

Booth E11 and public exhibition space

August 2 - 5, 2018

Arghavan Khorsavi is currently based in Providence, Rhode Island. A recent graduate of Rhode Island School of Design’s MFA program, her work has been exhibited throughout the East Coast, as well as her in native Iran. Khosravi’s recent works have been a reflection on issues revolving around the ongoing ban of Muslims and foreign nationals in the United States. Most notably, her series of works in which she painted directly on the pages of her passport and banknotes. Her canvases mirror the rich painting traditions and symbols found in Persian and Medieval art, however, they allude to narratives far more nuanced. Her works present near dreamscapes, melding elements of both the subliminal and sublime, confronting issues surrounding the body and liberation from it.

Heather Dewey-Hagborg is a transdisciplinary artist and educator who is interested in art as research and critical practice. Dewey-Hagborg has been working on DNA-derived portraits since 2012, a process that is both a contribution to portraiture as well as a novel development in the field of genetics-based arts. Her controversial biopolitical art practice includes the project Stranger Visions in which she created portrait sculptures from analyses of genetic material (hair, cigarette butts, chewed up gum) collected in public places. Her most recent work Probably Chelsea (2017) is a collection of 30 DNA-derived sculptural portraits of Chelsea Manning illustrates the multitude of ways in which genomic data can be interpreted. Dewey-Hagborg’s work has been internationally at events and venues including the World Economic Forum, Shenzhen Urbanism and Architecture Biennale, the New Museum, PS1 MOMA and has been acquired into collections of the Centre Pompidou and the New York Historical Society. 

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