Lunchtime Tour: Part and Parcel
with exhibition curator Taraneh Hemami
Join Bay Area artist, educator, and curator Taraneh Hemami for a tour of Part & Parcel on view at the SFAC Main Gallery through March 30, 2019. This spring marks 40 years since the Iranian Revolution. Resulting in millions of lives being displaced and dislocated, the revolution initiated a shift in the politics of the region that deepened a complicated and precarious rift between conflicting ideologies. The artists in the exhibition, all of Iranian descent, examine what it means to belong at this moment in the diaspora's history.
Taraneh Hemami (born Tehran, Iran) is a multidisciplinary artist with a diverse practice that includes site-specific installations, glass work, sculpture, textile production, and community-driven projects that primarily address themes of displacement, memory, and representation within the Iranian American experience. She is a recipient of a Eureka Fellowship from the Fleishhacker Foundation and a Kala Fellowship award from the Kala Art Institute. She has received awards from Creative Capital, Creative Work Fund, Center for Cultural Innovation, and the California Council for the Humanities. Her works have been exhibited widely, including at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (San Francisco, California); Victoria and Albert Museum (London, UK); Boghossian Foundation (Brussels, Belgium): and at the Sharjah International Biennial 6 (Sharjah, United Arab Emirates). Hemami's work is included in the permanent collections of the British Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Hemami lives and works in San Francisco, California where she is Adjunct Professor at California College of the Arts.