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Taraneh Hemami

The work of Iranian-born artist Taraneh Hemami explores issues of cultural identity, preservation, migration and assimilation based on collective histories gathered from within the Bay Area Iranian community. Taraneh’s projects have connected organizations, residency programs, artists and scholars with the Iranian-American diaspora. Taraneh’s process of creative dialogue has spawned an archive of images and stories, resulting in numerous multimedia installations and exhibitions. Her work has been widely exhibited including recent solo exhibitions in the Bay Area at Intersection for the Arts and San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery. Taraneh has received numerous awards, grants and residencies including the James Irvine Foundation’s “Visions from the New California” residency award, the Creative Work Fund Visual Arts Award, and the California Story Fund from California Council for the Humanities. Taraneh is currently a lecturer at California College of the Arts where she has been involved in a collaborative exchange project titled “Cross Connections-Iranian and Iranian American Dialogue Through the Arts.”