Sayeh Sarfaraz
 
 
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  Wolves in the Wall
The Invisible Dog Art Center, Brooklyn, NY
Curated by Claire Moeder
Exhibition: 13 September - 15 November 2014 
     
     
  On rejoue ?
Foreman art gallery, Sherbrooke, QC.
Curated by Vicky Chainey Gagnon
Exhibition: May 17-July 5, 2014
     
     
  Micropixies
Le Labo, Toronto, ON.
Curated by Maiko Tanaka
Exhibition : 7-29 March, 2014
     
     
  Micropolitiques
Maison des arts de Laval, QC.
Curated by Claire Moeder
Exhibition: Feb 23- April 27, 2014
     
     
  Carte Commune
October 23, 2013
AGORA, Berlin

Carte Commune is a collaborative project taking the form of an installation where the perception of the two artists meet over their experience of Berlin.
     
     
 

Fox & Friends 
22 march -26 april 2013
Centre d'artistes Vaste et Vague 

Fox & Friends highlights the brutality and violence of dictatorships in the world and their antagonism: protests and demonstrations for civil rights of the people. ...>

     
     
 

Étrange dictature
19 january - 16 february 2013
MAI (Montréal, arts interculturels)

From the secret of these drawers we extract the essence of Iran’s memory. Political prisoners reappear at the center of a story that had lost its main actors. They tell a reality without archive, left in the hands of the dictatorship. ...>

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  Mémoire d'éléphant
antoine ertaskiran gallery
14 November 2012 - 8 December 2012


The title of the exhibition, mémoire d’éléphant (memory of an elephant), is a direct reference to the collective memory of the people scarred by violence and dictatorships. Each work is a testament, a witness to the political upheaval. ...>
     
     
  Ville Imaginaire
2012 (Collective project)
Noemie da Silva, Marie Dauverne, Vanessa Lapointe, Payam Mofidi, Sayeh Sarfaraz

Ville Imaginaire is at once a project, a creation workshop, an artwork and an exhibition. Launched in October 2011, this undertaking took shape thanks to the participation of six emerging artists who had in common their different origins and composite cultures, thus creating a cosmopolitan group. ...>
   

 

     
 

Dictator is in town
2011

In this installation Dictator is in town, I focus specifically on the brutality and violence of dictatorships around the world; a point of view over the protests, the demonstrations for the rights of a people or group that exist in every region of the world. The exhibition aims to archive the experiences that will never fade from our collective memory.

     
     
  Mapping the World (U.S.A.)
Flux Factory, NYC, April 2011


Mapping the World (U.S.A.) functions as a cartography of military themes. I choose to emphasize certain elements and have reduced the complexity of the issues i raise by citing their principle definitions. Just as the U.S. Army uses the video game format to recruit soldiers, i have created a landscape of war zone reality through toys.
     
     
  Residence studio at Fonderie Darling
2010-2011

 
 
  Magic Never Ends
«IRAN OF MAHMOUD AHMADINEJAD»

2010


In this installation “Iran of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad”, I depict the hope of a population betrayed for the personal motivation of the Leaders of the Islamic Regime. ....>

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Magic Never Ends
2009


In the installation Magic Never Ends I reflect on the brutality of armed conflicts around the world and attempt to show how this violence invades our daily life.

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Dessins
2006-2009, mixed media, 420 x 300mm

The drawing is for me the means of constructing my thinking process, it's an element that helps me to better understand my territory and a way to better understand the context i live in.

 

   
   
 
 

Aide-Mémoire
2008, 20 m2, with 300 elements

Depicting observations of life during a stay, an integration, in a new country by way of pages in my agenda.

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Valise
2007, 20 m2, with 400 elements

video extract "Land of Lego"

   
   
 
 

Monde-Hybride
2006, 10 m2, with 250 elements

I've adopted a procedure of transformation: hybridization. The juvenile characters that lives in the Walt Disney world are hybrids; half animals, half humans. They live in the extraordinary world of childhood that gently welcomes the Park visitors. At the moment when those visitors start to respond favorably to this introduction, they get hit with a powerful army that attracts visitors in a whirlwind of commercialism.

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Femme-Objet
2005, digital print
600 x 800 mm

The Persian motifs drawn on my face represent, for me, the Islamic veil and the right to express oneself. It's a way of expressing the forced silence so difficult to evoke in words. The Iranian women is a prisoner of a thinking process dictated by the Regime that blocks lucidity. ...

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