Alemeh Bagherian

Biography

Alemeh Bagherian is a contemporary Iranian artist whose work explores the many dualities in modern society. Whilst her work predominantly features women, she seeks to address oppression in a universal manner, to tell the story of the innocence and purity of humans unjustly treated and oppressed. Most of the women depicted are partially covered to emphasise a sense of non-identity and censorship, breaking the ‘male gaze’. The works in the exhibition are part of a series titled ‘My Lady Peace’, a body of work focusing on the connection between contemporary women and traditional symbols of the past. In this way, Bagherian aims to blend the two to evoke a sense of strength, stability, and subtle resistance in the face of oppression.

 

Bagherian graduated with an MFA in painting from Shahed University, Iran in 2010. She has since exhibited in several solo and group shows in Iran. Veiled Bodies will be the first presentation of her work in the UK. 

Works
  • Alemeh Bagherian, Power Play
    Alemeh Bagherian
    Power Play
    119 x 99cm
    Oil on Canvas
  • Alemeh Bagherian, Stuck in Time
    Alemeh Bagherian
    Stuck in Time
    119 x 99 cm
    Oil on Canvas
  • Alemeh Bagherian, The Colourful neglect
    Alemeh Bagherian
    The Colourful neglect
    99cm x 119cm

    Oil on Canvas
  • Alemeh Bagherian, The Great Lie
    Alemeh Bagherian
    The Great Lie
    119 cm x 99 cm
    Oil on Canvas
  • Alemeh Bagherian, The Process of Renewal
    Alemeh Bagherian
    The Process of Renewal
    119 x 99 cm
    Oil on Canvas
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