Yasmin Golshani

Iranian artist was born in Hamburg in 1967, lives and works in Prague. She has been a member of the Prague Artists‘ Association since 2020 and has held numerous exhibitions in Iran, Armenia, France, England, Dubai, Czech Republic, USA and India. One of her artworks is on display in the permanent collection of the Sergei Parajanov Museum in Yerevan, Armenia. She has participated in the travelling exhibition, The Veil, Visible and Invisible Spaces, curated by Jennifer Heath, that toured various cities in America for 5 years starting in 2008. After studying painting at the Faculty of Arts of Al-Zahra University in Tehran, Iran and obtaining a bachelor’s degree, she immigrated to France in 1996 which provided her a new opportunity to look at her country, Iran and its issues from a distance. At the same time, the issue of selfcensorship, despite living in a democratic environment and daily conflict with it, became the subject of her works. During this time she lived in Paris and pursued her studies in Paris8 University in 1997/1998, then Pantone Sorbonne, where she was awarded first place in the field of “visual arts Art plastiques et sciences de l’art“ in 2003 – DEA (diplome d’etudes approfondies).

One of her early installation projects called “Eyes” was created using Persian newspapers in 1997. “We are all surrounded by eyes” is one of this series. Her artworks captured the collective memory of the era in which she lived. The duality, the symbol of twins and the conjoined twins have been the subject of a series of videos, photos and installations of her artworks. In 2005 she received an UNESCO Residence Fellowship for artists at the historic center Civitella Ranieri castle in Italy. One of Golshani’s artworks was selected for the catalog’s cover in the same year and in 2013 she was offered the role to judge selected artists from UNESCO for Civitella Ranieri centre. She was one of the 34 finalists in the 2007 Sovereign European Art Prize at the Bonhams Auction and during 2008 to 2011 she was one of the artists of the Candlestar, Arts organisation in London, England. Yasmin Golshani held a 6 month exhibition about the Universal Declaration of the Rights of the Child at the Amazement Square, Children’s Museum in Lynchburg, Virginia, USA in 2019. Last year, 2021, she had a solo exhibition at the Gallery of the Prague Artists’ Association Antonin Navratil, and was recently asked to design a series of installations to decorate the stage used for the Blatno International Music Festival.