Sohrab Kashani

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Sohrab Kashani
Sohrab Kashani in Baku.jpg
Kashani in 2015
Sohrab Mostafavi Kashani

(1989-03-12) March 12, 1989 (age 29)
Nationality Iranian
Known forSocial Practice, Video art, Performance art

Sohrab Kashani (Persian: سهراب کاشانی‎) is an Iranian interdisciplinary artist,[1] art curator and writer.[2] He is the founding director of Sazmanab, a not-for-profit curatorial platform based in Tehran.

Super Sohrab[edit]

Super Sohrab,[3] Kashani’s alter-ego is a Tehran-based superhero who every now and then attempts to fix local and global sociopolitical problems. He often receives calls from people all around the world to assist in solving problems both big and small. Also, through the documentation of some of his own life events and his own failures, Super Sohrab addresses issues such as daily repercussions of US sanctions on Iranians in Iran and in the diaspora,[4] currency fluctuations in Iran, visa complications for Iranians, and Tehran's air pollution. Super Sohrab's work often comprises performative interventions presented in photographs, videos, comics, text, and other formats.[5][6]


"Roaming Academy" in collaboration with Dutch Art Institute / Doreen Mende, Kodwo Eshun and Anjalika Sagar (2015)

Sazmanab,[7] is a curatorial platform which originally started as an artist-run space and residency programme in Tehran in 2008. Sazmanab was established by Kashani and was originally based in Sadeghiyeh district in the Western part of Tehran.[8][9][10] As of 2018, Sazmanab creates projects and publications and hosts exhibitions and events off-site in collaboration with other spaces and venues.[11][12][13]

Exhibitions curated[edit]

  • Sohrab Kashani, Shattered Frames: Recent video work from Iran, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA, United States, 2016.[14] This series of videos was later screened in Tehran, at the Pejman Foundation Kandovan site.[15]
  • Sohrab Kashani and Reza Aramesh, Centrefold Project: Spring of recession, Sazmanab, Tehran, Iran, 2015.[16]
  • Sohrab Kashani, Mapping Within: An Alternative Guide to Tehran, The Mine, Dubai, UAE, 2015.[17][18]
  • Sohrab Kashani, Lost & Found in Tehran: Contemporary Iranian Video, Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, Ohio, United States, 2013.[19]
  • Sohrab Kashani, Subjective Truth from Iran, Center for Contemporary Art Tbilisi (CCA-T), Tbilisi, Georgia, 2013.[20][21]
  • Sohrab Kashani and Sandra Skurvida, Still Lives and Selected Acts, Dastan's Basement, Tehran, Iran, 2013.
  • Sohrab Kashani and Sandra Skurvida, TVDinner Tehran, Sazmanab, Tehran, Iran / Immigrant Movement International, New York, USA, 2011.
  • Sohrab Kashani, The 1st Tehran Annual Digital Art Exhibition, Mohsen Gallery, Tehran, Iran, 2011.
  • Sohrab Kashani and Jon Rubin, The Tehran/Pittsburgh YouTube Mix, Sazmanab, Tehran, Iran, 2009.[22]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Sandra Skurvida (29 January 2013). "WHO, BY WHOM, AND FOR WHOM: PRESENTATION OF CONTEMPORARY ART IN IRAN AND REPRESENTATIONS OF THE ART OF IRAN ELSEWHERE". Interventions Journal. Retrieved 29 March 2014.
  2. ^ Ashley Nguyen (13 January 2016). "At Creative Time Reports, newsworthy stories are told with artists' voices". Ijnet International Journalists’ Network. Retrieved 19 February 2016.
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  4. ^ Saeed Kamali Dehghan (31 October 2013). "Iran's artists warn US and European sanctions are affecting their work". The Guardian. Retrieved 29 March 2014.
  5. ^ Naveed Mansoori and Mohammad Salemy (9 March 2014). "Accelerating Beyond "Iran"?". Ajam Media Collective. Retrieved 29 March 2014.
  6. ^ Sandra Skurvida (27 May 2015). "Remediation of the News Feed". Art Practical. Retrieved 28 June 2015.
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  8. ^ Travel + Leisure Staff (January 2016). "Best Places to Travel in 2016". Travel + Leisure (Time Inc.). Retrieved 10 May 2016.
  9. ^ Doreen Mende (12 January 2014). "A Postcard from Tehran". Manifesta Journal. Retrieved 29 March 2014.
  10. ^ The Skype Team (19 January 2015). "Portals: Shared Experiences over Skype". Skype Blogs. Retrieved 19 February 2016.
  11. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-06-10. Retrieved 2017-02-18.
  12. ^ Michelle Moghtadar (10 November 2014). "Iranians scream into pots at new contemporary art center". Reuters. Retrieved 28 June 2015.
  13. ^ Laurence Cornet (17 February 2015). "Iran Special Edition : Reza Aramesh at Sazmanab". L’Oeil de la Photographie. Retrieved 28 June 2015.
  14. ^ Sara Raza (22 January 2016). "The Social Studio". Guggenheim Blogs. Retrieved 19 February 2016.
  15. ^ ""Shattered Frames"". Pejman Foundation. 7 April 2017. Retrieved 28 January 2018.
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  17. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-06-30. Retrieved 2015-06-28.
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  20. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-03-30. Retrieved 2014-03-30.
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