Medium: Printing ink on aluminium plate.
Dimensions: 60 x 74.5 cm [23.6 x 29.3 inches].
Edition of 70 works, signed recto and numbered verso.
Produced by Nazgol Ansarinia's studio.
About the work
The limited Edition Reflections/Refractions, 26 Oct 2014, 2015 is part of a series of collages created from an Iranian newspaper, which has been printed on aluminium printing plates and produced exclusively for the Whitechapel Gallery to accompany Ansarinia’s work in the exhibition: Adventures of the Black Square, Abstract Art and Society 1915 – 2015, from 15th January – 6th April 2015.
About the artist
Nazgol Ansarinia was born in 1979 in Tehran, Iran. She draws inspiration for her work from a detailed examination of daily routines, events, everyday ephemera and experiences in Tehran and investigates the potential for cultural and urban development in contemporary Iran.
The artist's background in design informs her practice, which employs a variety of media: from video, sculpture, found drawings and street signs - to American security policy and the patterns used for traditional Persian carpets. Ansarinia graduated from the London College of Communication in 2001 before taking a Master of Fine Arts at the California College of the Arts (CCA) in San Francisco in 2003.
She lives and works in Tehran and is represented by Green Art Gallery, (Dubai).
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Nazgol Ansarinia took part in the 10th & 12th Istanbul Biennial (in 2007 and 2011). She was a recipient of the Abraaj Capital Art Prize in 2009 and her work is included in the collections of the British Museum and Tate Modern, London; Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) and the Devi Art Foundation, Delhi. Selected exhibitions include: Solo Show at Green Art Gallery, Dubai ( 2014), Longing Persia, Exchange and Reception of Art in Persia and Europe in the 17th Century & Contemporary Art from Tehran, Museum Rietberg, Zurich (2013); Safar/Voyage at The Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver (2013); When Attitudes Became Form Become Attitudes at the CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts and the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (2012, 2013); A Permanent Record For Future Investigation, Green Art Gallery, Dubai (2012) and Interior Renovations, Tehran, 2010, Green Cardamom, London (2011).
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