Sanam Khatibi

 

The Artist

Sanam Khatibi (Tehran, Iran, 1979) lives and works in Brussels. Her work consists of paintings, embroideries, tapestries, and sculptures. Khatibi's works deal with animality, and our primal impulses and the core of her practice interrogates our relationship to power structures, specifically the duality of triumph and failure. The recurrent themes that often feature in her work question our relationship with excess, loss of control, bestiality, the male-female dynamics, domination and submission. She is also interested in the thin line that exists between fear and desire, and how closely they are interrelated. Her subjects live on their impulses in alluring, exotic landscapes. They are ambiguous with their relationship to power, violence, sensuality and each other. Wildlife and animals are an integral part of her practice, and her subjects are often depicted within the same plane as the flora and fauna.
Recent solo exhibitions include the Artlead Salon, Brussels, Belgium (2018), the Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels, Belgium (2017), The Cabin LA, Los Angeles CA, USA (2017). Her work was also included in several group exhibitions like Wschód Gallery, Warsaw, Poland (2018), Various Small Fires, Los Angeles, CA, USA (2017), Brussels, Belgium (2017), Christine Konig Gallery, Vienna, Austria (2016).

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