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Shadi ghadirian


Shadi Ghadirian Photography

Side by Side Gallery Akim Monet GmbH Potsdamer Strasse 81b 10785 Berlin - Germany T. +49-30-25 46 09 44 F. +49-30-25 46 09 45 info@sidebysidegallery.com www.sidebysidegallery.com


BIOGRAPHY Shadi Ghadirian, b. 1974, Iran Shadi Ghadirian was born shortly before the Iranian Revolution. She was one of the first to graduate in photography from the University of Azad, which had been closed during the early ’80’s after the Revolution. While she was at the University, she encountered some of the earliest works in the history of Iranian photography. These archival images of nobility stiffly positioned with their own accoutrements of status sparked her own work, a series of photographs known as the “Qajar Series,” that capture the private worlds of a conflicted generation of Iranian women today, caught in the cultural crossfire of the hyper-connected Western world and the comparatively stultified environment of their homeland. The paradoxical intrusion of the contemporary, in the guise of objects - usually Western in origin, smuggled into the country, ranging from Pepsi cans to boom boxes wonderfully articulates the schizophrenic nature of life in Iran. ´ Biography courtesy of Rose Issa and Arsalan Mohammad


PLATES


Shadi GHADIRIAN (b. 1974) UNTITLED 7, 1998 “Qajar Series” Photographic print 60 x 90 cm Edition 10 30 x 40 cm Edition 15


Shadi GHADIRIAN (b. 1974) UNTITLED 10, 1998 “Qajar Series” Photographic print 90 x 60 cm Edition 10 40 x 30 cm Edition 15


Shadi GHADIRIAN (b. 1974) UNTITLED 24, 1998 “Qajar Series” Photographic print 90 x 60 cm Edition 10 40 x 30 cm Edition 15


Shadi GHADIRIAN (b. 1974) UNTITLED 8, 1998 “Qajar Series” Photographic print 90 x 60 cm (SOLD OUT) Edition 10 40 x 30 cm Edition 15


Shadi GHADIRIAN (b. 1974) UNTITLED 6, 1998 “Qajar Series” Photographic print 90 x 60 cm Edition 10 40 x 30 cm Edition 15


Shadi GHADIRIAN (b. 1974) UNTITLED 14, 1998 “Qajar Series” Photographic print 90 x 60 cm Edition 10 40 x 30 cm Edition 15


Shadi GHADIRIAN (b. 1974) UNTITLED 23, 1998 “Qajar Series” Photographic print 90 x 60 cm Edition 10 40 x 30 cm Edition 15


Shadi GHADIRIAN (b. 1974) UNTITLED 16, 1998 “Qajar Series” Photographic print 90 x 60 cm Edition 10 40 x 30 cm Edition 15


Shadi GHADIRIAN (b. 1974) UNTITLED 20, 1998 “Qajar Series” Photographic print 90 x 60 cm Edition 10 40 x 30 cm Edition 15


Shadi GHADIRIAN (b. 1974) UNTITLED 9, 1998 “Qajar Series” Photographic print 90 x 60 cm Edition 10 SOLD OUT 40 x 30 cm Edition 15


Shadi GHADIRIAN (b. 1974) UNTITLED 17, 1998 “Qajar Series” Photographic print 90 x 60 cm Edition 10 40 x 30 cm Edition 15


Shadi GHADIRIAN (b. 1974) UNTITLED 4, 1998 “Qajar Series” Photographic print 90 x 60 cm Edition 10 SOLD OUT 40 x 30 cm Edition 15


Shadi GHADIRIAN (b. 1974) UNTITLED 19, 1998 “Qajar Series” Photographic print 60 x 90 cm Edition 10 30 x 40 cm Edition 15


Shadi GHADIRIAN (b. 1974) UNTITLED 11, 1998 “Qajar Series” Photographic print 90 x 60 cm Edition 10 40 x 30 cm Edition 15


Shadi GHADIRIAN (b. 1974) UNTITLED 18, 1998 “Qajar Series” Photographic print 90 x 60 cm Edition 10 40 x 30 cm Edition 15


Shadi GHADIRIAN (b. 1974) UNTITLED 1, 1998 “Qajar Series” Photographic print 90 x 60 cm Edition 10 40 x 30 cm Edition 15


Shadi GHADIRIAN (b. 1974) UNTITLED 13, 1998 “Qajar Series” Photographic print 90 x 60 cm Edition 10 40 x 30 cm Edition 15


Shadi GHADIRIAN (b. 1974) UNTITLED 25, 1998 “Qajar Series” Photographic print 90 x 60 cm Edition 10 40 x 30 cm Edition 15


Shadi GHADIRIAN (b. 1974) UNTITLED 21, 1998 “Qajar Series” Photographic print 90 x 60 cm Edition 10 40 x 30 cm Edition 15


CATALOGUE DESIGN Anne-Marie Visconti Claudio Fortugno Akim Monet


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