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Afshan Daneshvar

Iran (Islamic Republic of)

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Afshan Daneshvar is a Dubai-based, Iranian visual artist. Mentored in Persian calligraphy by her father, she has used it in her practice since 2004. Her meditative work is based on repetition, inspired by calligraphic practice sheets (‘siah mashgh’ in Persian), where words and letters are repeated regardless of meaning for the sake of perfection. Afshan seeks to translate the meaning behind ‘siah mashgh’. Since 2015, she has been exploring paper as a medium. There is an intense and minimalist approach to her work. She has held solo exhibitions in Iran, including ‘Boats Series’ (Dastan Basement, 2017), ‘Body Prints’ (Bokhara Gallery, 2008) and ‘Paraphrases’ (Etemad Gallery, 2006). Her work has appeared in group exhibitions, including ‘Image of the Self’ (Total Arts, Dubai, 2017), ‘BAHAR’ (Magic of Persia/British Museum, 2009). Her work is in the collection of Jumeirah Creekside Hotel.

Solo exhibitions

2017 The Boats Series, Curated by Fereydoun Ave, Dastan Basement, Tehran.

2008 Body Prints, Bokhara Gallery, Tehran.

2006 Paraphrases, Etemad Gallery, Tehran.

2004 Sandwich Boards,No13 Vanak, Tehran.


Group exhibitions

2018 Conversation with selfAlbareh art Gallery, Bahrain.

2018 10 Years Later, Tashkeel, Dubai.

2018 Out of Focus/UnionFarjam Foundation, Dubai. 

2017 Made in Tashkeel, Tashkeel, Dubai.

2017 Image of self Total Arts, Dubai.

2017 Selections, Gallery Ward, Dubai.

2016 Image of self, Aaran Gallery, Tehran.

2016 Pulp narrative, Aaran projects, Tehran.

2016 Made in Tashkeel, Tashkeel, Dubai.

2016 Fearless, Total Arts, Dubai.

2016 Fearless, Lajevardi Foundation, Tehran.

2009 Bahar, Magic of Persia at the British Museum.

2007 Thirty Years of Solitude, University of Cambridge.