Mahdieh Kavakebpanah

Mahdieh Kavakebpanah (b. 1989, Tehran, Iran) has a BFA in Sculpture from the Tehran University of Art. She has participated in several group exhibitions. Kavakebpanah lives and works in Tehran.


“Make Love, Not War!”

“Make Love, Not War!” is an anti-war slogan commonly associated with the American counterculture of the 1960s. The contradiction between the aspirations of each generation and their achievements is what interests me. It is also my source of inspiration. Referring to the aforementioned historical period, the slogan promises peace and tranquility, while it indicates ruin, blackness, rupture, and separation. I reflect on the contradiction in various concepts and I follow the sequences of change.

 Mahdieh Kavakebpanah, untitled, from “Make Love, Not War!” series, acrylic on canvas, 120 x 190 cm, 2016
 Mahdieh Kavakebpanah, untitled, from “Make Love, Not War!” series, acrylic on canvas, 120 x 190 cm, 2016
Mahdieh Kavakebpanah, “Episode 05” a group exhibition, installation view, 2020