Choices and Voices was developed over a period of 6 months with the West Midlands Counter Terrorism Unit. I was asked to make an interactive and meaningful social tool that engaged young people in difficult discussions around violent extremism. I worked closely with Security and Partnership officers, School based officers, ...

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Armada was a single day interventionist, participatory event that commented upon Liverpool’s historical legacy as a port city in collaboration with artist, Elena Cassidy-Smith. The event took place outside the Maritime Museum, Albert Docks for the Liverpool Independents Biennial 2008. We invited passers by to make folded paper ships from ...

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Man Made is a collaborative project with Farhad Ahrarnia. We started the project back in 2007 and steadily collected and built a body of works consisting of photographs, film, objects and sound. In this project, we have been collaboratively exploring and contradicting perceptions of Iranian (Middle Eastern) man. We interviewed, ...

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Who’s Afraid was a one day happening/intervention/performance in Birmingham City Centre in 2008. It coincided with a time of discussions around banning the Hijab in France. As an artist of Iranian descent, having studied the historical rise and fall of the Hijab in Iranian history, as well as the wider political and ...

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One Careful Owner, was a one day intervention at the Manchester Antifreeze Art boot fair. In collaboration with Rebecca Garland and Elena Cassidy Smith, we devised an art bartering system where “shoppers” were asked to verbally “value” the artworks and make a convincing case for both the conceptual and monetary ...

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Heard and Not Seen is a live Touring project and installation: It has been implemented and exhibited at The Mailbox, Birmingham (2008) Birmingham Museums and Art Galleries (2010), Washwood Heath Children’s Centre (2011). There are further touring dates in the pipeline and we are interested to hear from organisations and ...

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3 month residency at The New Art Gallery Walsall The public were invited to bring their unwanted gifts to the gallery, where they were catalogued, exhibited and underwent the creative process. Each item was transformed into an “original” work of art and returned to the donor at a celebratory event ...

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Still Life was 10 day durational installation and performance at The Article Gallery, Birmingham, February 2011. It was opened to the public from the moment the door to the gallery was opened and first items were brought into the space. The Gallery space was split into two distinct areas of ...

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