Sogol Ahadi

“Bewilderment”
In order to recall situations, people, and phenomena, how much can we rely on archival images (pictures in magazines, family photographs, etc.)? A dramatic scene can assume a new meaning as we focus on its different parts and it can be read over and over again. Eliminating other parts of the image intensifies the attention to a certain moment. Moreover, it poses the question of how the image lends itself to different readings and opens doors for various interpretations. This series of works is a contemplation on notions such as remembering and forgetfulness, revisiting memories, attention, and intentional omission.


Sogol Ahadi (b. 1990, Tehran, Iran) has a BFA in Painting from the Faculty of Art and Architecture of the Azad University of Tehran. Her work has been included in one group exhibition.

Sogol Ahadi, untitled, from “Bewilderment” series, acrylic and solid marker on found paper, 41 x 35.5 cm, 2018
Sogol Ahadi, untitled, from “Bewilderment” series, acrylic and solid marker on found paper, 41 x 35.5 cm, 2018
Sogol Ahadi, untitled, from “Bewilderment” series, acrylic and solid marker on found paper, 41 x 35.5 cm, 2018
Sogol Ahadi, untitled, from “Bewilderment” series, acrylic and solid marker on found paper, 41 x 35.5 cm, 2018
Sogol Ahadi, untitled, from “Bewilderment” series, acrylic and collage on found paper, 130 x 100 cm, 2019
Sogol Ahadi, “Episode 06” group exhibition, installation view, 2020