As a young Iranian artist living in the UK, my research involves the examination of my position in the cultural space that exists between the West and the Middle East in order to address and disarm the habitual notions of Islamic Identity through subversive approaches.

 

My work questions the ideas of self as a site of conflict between an entity and its projected re-presentation, and explores existing territories between artistic intentions and viewer’s perception. This is stimulated by the tension present between the presumed role of an active artist being mistakenly recognized for a terrorist.

 

© 2015 Sadegh Aleahmad - All Rights Reserved

Published:

2016, I'm Not Tino Sehgal, Nahmad Project, Francesco Bonami

2016, How To Write (collaboration with Dagmar Glausnitzer-Smith, Anniken Weber, and Sikarnt Skoolisariyaporn), 5 Years Gallery

2016, Average Art, Issue No.1 August 2016

 

SOLO:

2014, Untitled, Performance at Kolumba Museum (Unofficial, With Permission), Cologne, Germany

2015, Party Balloons, Performance at Centre of Useless Splendour, Kingston, UK

2015, The Only Poem I Know To Hold in Blenheim Palace, Blenheim Palace (Unofficial, With Permission), Oxford, UK

2017, Outside the Borders of History, BunkArt [cold war nuclear bunker] (Unofficial, With Permission), Tirana, Albania

2017, Omega Fragmented (The Soil Returns to Us) No.7, Agora Artistic circle, London UK

 

GROUP:

2013, ANON, Depfort Old Police Station, London, UK

2014, Render Useless, Stanley Picker Gallery, Kingston, UK

2014, Slippers, Hoxton Basement, London, UK

2014, Debris, Centre of Useless Splendour, Kingston, UK

2014, PONY, Stanley Picker Gallery, Kingston, UK

2015, RAZZMATAZZ, Stanley Picker Gallery, Kingston, UK

2016, RAZZMATAZZ 3:::INside Roots (Performing Borders), Musuem of Futures, Surbiton, UK

2016, UK Young Artists National Festival, Derby, UK

2017, Mediterranea 18 Young Artists Biennale, Tirana and Durrës, Albania

2017, Santiago Sierra’s new performance, Lisson Gallery, London, UK

2017, Tactile Bodies, Sensorium Space, Nicosia, Cyprus

2017, Sofar Sounds (in collaboration with Toby Campion), London, UK

2017, Launch of Agora Artistic Circle Gallery, London, UK

 

CURATION:

2016, Curator for Performing Borders, Museum of Futures, Surbiton, UK

 

TALKS:

2016, Representing Nationality: In Conversation With Leyla Mojtahedi, Sadegh Aleahmad, Maryam Tafakory, and Rob Brannen - UK Young Artists National Festival, Derby, UK

2017, The Embodiment of Difference and De-colonisaiton of the Self: Artist Talk by Sadegh Aleahmad, Agora Artistic Circle, London, UK

RESIDENCY

2017, 3/2 Gallery, Glasgow, UK