Sogol Ahadi (b. 1990, Tehran, Iran) has received her BFA in Painting from the Faculty of Art and Architecture of Islamic Azad University of Tehran. By destroying and upcycling images and photos as raw materials, Sogol creates collages that are filled with memories and experiences. She has held one solo show and her work has been included in several group shows, namely “Episode 06” at Mohsen Gallery. Sogol Ahadi lives and works in Tehran.
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.