Born in 1978, in Shiraz Azadeh Akhlaghi studied art at RMIT University. She is a conceptual artist who began her career in 2001. Akhlaghi's main concerns are photography, video-arts and short movies. Akhlaghi's practice acknowledges conceptual approaches to contemporary art through photography.
She has made a number of short films which have been screened in numerous film festivals such as the Berkeley Art Museum, Pusan and Oslo. From 2001 to 2010 Akhlaghi has participated in numerous art exhibitions ranging from such countries as Iran, Australia, England to Turkey.
Akhlaghi has also won a number of international prizes including the third prize of the UN Habitat Photography Competition and the first prize of the Women and Urban Life Competition of Iran. In her collection called Reflections, exhibited on Gallery Mamak, Akhlaghi depicts herself as a subject who is constituted by her environment: The Big Other.
In each photograph she acts as the surface between many different surfaces; the dialectic of surfaces is exactly the Big Other itself. Akhlaghi is presently living and working in Tehran and Melbourne.
| Gallery Mamak has an aim:
to introduce contemporary Iranian art and literature to the world.
At a time when the need for dialogue
between cultures has reached its peak there is a definite lack of
exchange between Iranian and world culture. On our part, we seek to
offer an insight into the life and works of Iranian artists, writers
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