Thirty days of hunger, 2019

Hong Kong 2019
oil and pencil on canvas
200.0 x 237.2 (厘米)
78.8 x 93.4 (吋)
Sanam Khatibi (b. 1979) works in painting, tapestry, and sculpture, citing a range of art historical references. Her works frequently depict dreamily mythological female protagonists in fantastical landscapes, exposing primal impulses and innate animality. Images of brutality, obedience, and seduction make us consider the dichotomy of triumph and failure, and the thin line between fear and desire, to reveal our contradicting traits and tendencies. Khatibi was born in Tehran, Iran and lives and works in Brussels, Belgium. She is self-taught and has been featured in exhibitions around the world, including group exhibitions in Paris, Florence, Los Angeles, Mexico City, New York, Marseille, Vienna, and Warsaw, among others. Recent institutional shows include Mademoiselle at the Regional Centre of Contemporary Art of Occitan (France), Quel Amour!? at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Marseille (France), and The Biennial of Painting at the Museum of Deinze (Belgium). Her upcoming solo exhibitions include BPS22 in Belgium, as well as exhibitions at rodolphe Janssen in Brussels and P·P·O·W in New York. Her first exhibition at P·P·O·W will open on October 17, 2019.