Arezou Shahdadi

“The Breach”
When we lose someone dear, something happens in our realm of perception: a light goes off or a space become inaccessible to us. It is as if a street or a neighborhood suddenly vanishes from our living environment. The deceased person rubbed a part of our world of its identity as we watch his or her face fading away in our minds and our worlds, while his or her breath of live lingers on in the space. We cannot possibly escape from the life that penetrates objects and places. The relentless commute of darkness in the memory as it bleeds through our lives is a scar that changes the very fabric of our lives.


Arezou Shahdadi (b. 1976, Tehran, Iran) has a BA in Graphic Design. Her works have been included in several group exhibitions. She lives and works in Tehran.

Arezou Shahdadi, “The Banquet of Oblivion”, from ” The Breach” series, drawing pen on paper, 24.5 x 30.5 cm , 2020
Arezou Shahdadi, “Breath of Life”, from ” The Breach” series, drawing pen on paper, 24.5 x 30.5 cm , 2020
Arezou Shahdadi, “Hole”, from ” The Breach” series, drawing pen on paper, 24.5 x 30.5 cm , 2020
Arezou Shahdadi, “The Hideout”, from “The Breach” series, drawing pen and ink on paper, 53 x 41 cm , 2020
Arezou Shahdadi,  “Left Aground”, from “The Breach” series, drawing pen and calligraphy pen on paper, 51.5 x 36 cm , 2019
Arezou Shahdadi, “The Breach”, from “The Breach” series, drawing pen and ink on paper, 37 x 45.5 cm , 2019
Arezou Shahdadi, “Episode 06” group exhibition, installation view, 2020