Pop up Exhibit: Aftab Committee @ NIAC: Building a Movement: Mobilizing Iranian-Americans from 2018 Conference.
On View: September 29th – 30th, 2018
Location: Hyatt Regency 400 Rhode Island Avenue NW, Washington DC 20001.
(Washington DC) Aftab Committee is pleased to announce our pop-up group exhibit at NIAC: Building a Movement: Mobilizing Iranian-Americans from 2018 Conference. The exhibit features paintings, photography and prints by Washington DC based artists, Amir Ebadi, Yasi Ebadi and Nahid Navab.
In this selection of artwork, Iranian-American artists highlight ways in which history, immigration, and individual identities are experienced through time, referencing and challenging perceived connections at this juncture in the context of a rich past and an unforeseeable future. American art has always thrived through the contributions of its immigrant artists. Aftab Committee’s pop up exhibit celebrates this dynamic tradition of diversity in America by showcasing the outstanding artistic contributions of a community often portrayed negatively. The pop-up exhibit demonstrates the rich stylistic and thematic variety of art being produced by the vibrant Iranian-American artist community.
Aftab Committee Pop Up Exhibit at NIAC: Building A Movement. September 29th - 30th, 2018 Hyatt Regency 400 Rhode Island Avenue NW, Washington DC 20001. Artists will be present on the 29th for meet & greet.
About Nahid Navab
Nahid Navab is an Iranian-American artist based in Fairfax, VA. Born and raised in Iran she moved to the United States in her early thirties. She served in the medical profession for some years before she found her passion for art. Art became her means of communication, a bridge to reach others and for others to connect to her.
In each painting and handprint there is expressive, colorful stories woven with a mix of Navab's cross-cultural experiences. Seasoned world traveler and profoundly influenced by Persian history and literature, Navab skillfully blends cultures from across the globe to create artwork infused with a synthesis of heritage and contemporary urban life.
Navab’s works present her belief that art is a conduit for social change. Art can intelligently light the path to find new solutions to society's oldest problems. Her works reflect her interest in global unity and women issues.
Nahid Navab is an MFA graduate from George Mason University, School of Art.
About Yasi & Amir Ebadi
Yasi & Amir Ebadi are an Iranian American Artist couple who immigrated to the United States at 2012.