About

Kiarash Zangeneh explores identity dynamics as patterns, materials coalescing and conflicting. The figures in his work reveal the grit in creating home in unfamiliar environments, a theme not unfamiliar to the Iranian-born artist, having fled home at the age of 25.  After spending seventeen months in Istanbul in order to obtain his status as a refugee, Zangeneh settled in Melbourne, Australia.  From there, he continued his involvements to be part of the restoration of democracy in Iran while forging his new life as a queer artist working in multidisciplinary fields. His work comes as a product of his pursuit in merging the aspects of his heritage with his newfound liberation, inviting collusion to contrast.  Stark environments and textures shroud bodies in a comforting solitude which rings true in queer communities everywhere.

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The emerging generation will save the world and we as queer artists have a responsibility to accelerate the arousal of this paradigm”.

Kiarash Zangeneh
Melbourne - May 2019

Kiarash Zangeneh explores identity dynamics as patterns, materials coalescing and conflicting. The figures in his work reveal the grit in creating home in unfamiliar environments, a theme not unfamiliar to the Iranian-born artist, having fled home at the age of 25.  After spending seventeen months in Istanbul in order to obtain his status as a refugee, Zangeneh settled in Melbourne, Australia.  From there, he continued his involvements to be part of the restoration of democracy in Iran while forging his new life as a queer artist working in multidisciplinary fields. His work comes as a product of his pursuit in merging the aspects of his heritage with his newfound liberation, inviting collusion to contrast.  Stark environments and textures shroud bodies in a comforting solitude which rings true in queer communities everywhere.

Exhibitions:

·       Screening of documentary work at Cubed arts event (Melbourne, 2015)

·       Screening of documentary at human rights conference on Manus Island Detention Centre (Melbourne, 2015)

·       Inclusion in Midsumma COM16 art exhibition (Melbourne, 2016)

·       Inclusion in Mardi Gras COM16 art exhibition (Sydney, 2016)

·       CreAte sound and visual performance (Berlin, 2018)

·       Solo exhibition at The Laird Hotel Gallery (Melbourne, May 2019)