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Sass Popoli

Sass is a painter and poet based in London who graduated with a Master of Fine Arts in Studio from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a Bachelor of Science degree in Pure Mathematics from Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran.

Sass has been a fellow of Künstlerdorf Schöppingen, 2023, and Kala Art Institute, 2022. They are the author of Mahbubeh, the Poor Farm Press, 2021. Sass has participated in the Viewing Program, The Drawing Center, New York, NY, 2021, Separate Boundary, Iranian Artists’ Forum, Tehran, Iran, 2021, The Annual Exhibition of the Association of Iranian Painters (AIP), 2020.

Their work shows in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany and Iran. Recent exhibitions include Dig and Rise, The Kala Gallery, Berkeley, CA, Spider on Hairs, Stiftung Künstlerdorf, Schöppingen, Germany, 2023; Present Artifact, Ralph Arnold Gallery, Loyola University Chicago, 2021; Kolombeh, 6018NORTH, Chicago, IL, 2019; Sahand Bijeh [Kalam] Zanjani, Azad Gallery, Tehran, Iran, 2017, Percussive Planes, Azad Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran, 2016. Also, They have performed at Chicago Cultural Center and Mana Contemporary, Chicago, IL, 2019, Links Hall, New Blood XII, Chicago, IL, 2018.

Sass also talked on various platforms, including Stiftung Künstlerdorf Schöppingen, Germany, Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA, Drawing Center, NYC, NY, Monira Foundation, Jersey City, NJ, Mana Contemporary, Chicago, IL, and School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL.