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Shirin Fathi

Shirin Fathi
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Shirin Fathi is an artist and a curator based in between London and Tehran. Her artistic practice focuses on cultural changes in relation to gender identity. Her interest in curating comes from the filed of publishing, which she focused on when she was an editor at Tank magazine. In her curatorial practice she is interested in diversity and the presence of minority groups and cultural institutions. With this focus she aims to facilitate cultural exchange between the Middle East, Europe and North America by organizing cultural events like exhibitions and symposiums. In 2018, she co-curated a solo exhibition at Enclave projects titled Banal for Moshtari Hilal, an Afghan artist based in Germany. This exhibition presented Hilal’s recent work—a video installation that she made based on her recent travels to Kabul and a large-scale drawing specifically commissioned for this exhibition. In conjunction with the show, a panel discussion was organized to contextualize the themes deeply rooted within Hilal’s existing practice, exploring ideas of displacement and complexities of marginalized communities.