Lot 18 - Sona Asemani - Ginger Girl
Lot 18 - Sona Asemani - Ginger Girl

Lot 18 - Sona Asemani - Ginger Girl

Oil on canvas board

2023

A6 (10x15cm)

Original Artwork

Signed on Verso

This auction is raising proceeds for The Hepatitis C Trust

Curated by Vittoria Beltrame

ARTIST INFO

About 

Sona Asemani (b.1994) is an Iranian artist currently based in Rotterdam, NL. From her earliest childhood, the artist has been working with painting and drawing constantly, practicing mediums such as pastel, acrylic, pencil drawing, and oil by self-teaching. After her BA graduation in economics from ATU University in Tehran in 2017, she started to develop her professional career in painting and embroidery, and these practices quickly became her daily occupation. Since then, the focus of her art has been on storytelling, representing fictional characters, mainly a series of women's portraits inspired by her real dramatic experiences, social issues, and restrictions. The artist seeks women's freedom and promotes their sense of self-worth, as well as the power of being the backbone of a family, through these fragments of sharp colors and bizarre body shapes. From the beginning of October 2023, Asemani started her three-month residency program at Foundation B.A.d in Rotterdam, and She had her first solo show, " I Am Reborn," featured large-scale painting made during her residency as an end-of-residency presentation in early January 2024. 

Education 

I am a self-taught artist. I have a bachelor's degree in economics from ATU University in Tehran. 

Select Exhibitions/Awards 

Group | Solo Exhibitions 2024  

Solo exhibition "I Am Reborn" , Foundation B.a.d , Rotterdam, NL. (6th-9th January ) Solo exhibition “I Survived”, De Aanschouw , Wissel 1163 , Curated by Marieke Van der Lippe , Rotterdam , NL. (18th-25th January)  

2023 

Group exhibition “Perspective”, Van Gogh Art Gallery, Madrid, Spain. (10th – 27th January ) Group exhibition “The current obsession” , Monat Gallery, Madrid, Spain. (22nd February – 8th March) Group exhibition “The Women Triumph”, Haze Gallery, Berlin, Germany. (8th – 18th March)  

2022  

Paris art fair, Monat Gallery, Paris, France. (23rd – 25th September) Innsbruck art fair , Van Gogh art gallery, Olympiaworld Innsbruck , Austria. (27th – 30th October) 

2020  

Fashion Revolution week, Fashion open studio programme, virtual open studio and workshop on the ASSTTIINN website. ( 20th – 26th April)  

2019  

Presentation of Embroidery Designs at AASSTTIINN platform, Teer art fair, Tehran, Iran. (25th – 28th June)  
 

Statement about AOAP Submitted Artwork 

I use colors as a means of expression. I am looking for contrasts by combining complementary colors in my paintings to create a powerful effect and to encourage women's natural beauty. I portray myself at different times and with fairy facial features; I have the same big eyes and thick eyebrows as my girls on the canvas. But they look way more confident and have solid body shapes, exactly how I frankly wish to be. 

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