Sepideh Rahaa & Elham Rahmati: Coming together

Sepideh Rahaa & Elham Rahmati: Coming together




08:00 – 16:00


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Fri 11.11.2022 – Sat 31.12.2022

Stoan galleria

Turunlinnantie 1, Helsinki

Free entry

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Visual artists, Sepideh Rahaa and Elham Rahmati, will turn Stoa’s gallery space into their artist studios for two months with the aim of returning to their roots as painters.

As part of this ‘coming together’, they will create new works as well as exhibit their previous works on the ground level of the gallery. The gallery space becomes their workspace and a gathering place for everyone, including colleagues and friends.

Sepideh Rahaa (1981, Iran) is a multidisciplinary artist, researcher and educator based in Helsinki. Through her practice, she actively investigates and questions prevailing power structures, social norms and conventions while focusing on womanhood, storytelling and everyday resistance. Currently she is pursuing her doctoral studies in Contemporary Art at Aalto University. Rahaa’s artistic practice combines different disciplines including film and video, performance art, painting, poetry, photography and installation. Her work has been exhibited and screened in Europe, East and SouthWest Asia.

Elham Rahmati (b. 1989, Tehran) is a curator, editor, and visual artist based in Helsinki. She is the co-founder and co-editor of NO NIIN, an independent online monthly magazine at the cusp of art, criticality, and love. Elham’s practice is motivated by the disruptive sparks emerging from the intersectional art and culture environs that counter the status quo, aspiring to develop them as springboards for new ways of thinking and working towards hope, liberation, and building transnational, feminist, and anti-imperialist solidarities. In 2019 and 2020, Elham worked as the curator and producer of the Academy of Moving People & Images (AMPI), and Third Space. Elham holds an MA in Visual Arts from the Accademia di Belle Arti di Firenze and an MA in Visual Culture, Curating & Contemporary Art from Aalto University.

Fri 11 Nov 2022 – 31 Dec 2022 08:00 – 16:00


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Turunlinnantie 1, Itäkeskus,
00900 Helsinki