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b. 1979, Iran

Sanam Khatibi Biography

Sanam Khatibi was born in 1979 in Tehran, Iran and lives and works in Brussels, Belgium. Her family fled Iran during the Iran-Iraq war when she was very young. They lived in the UK and Denmark before arriving in Belgium, where she grew up. This international upbringing informs her work and is evident in her diverse influences. Khatibi is self-taught and has been featured in exhibitions around the world, including group exhibitions in Paris, Florence, Los Angeles, Mexico City, New York, Marseille, Vienna, and Warsaw, among others.

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Recent solo exhibitions include Rivers in your mouth at rodolphe janssen (Belgium), No church in the wild at The Cabin (U.S.), and Ask me nicely at trampoline (Belgium). Recent institutional shows include Mademoiselle at the Regional Centre of Contemporary Art of Occitan (France), Quel Amour!? at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Marseille (France), and The Biennial of Painting at the Museum of Deinze (Belgium). Her upcoming solo exhibitions include BPS22 in Belgium, as well as exhibitions at rodolphe janssen and P·P·O·W in New York.

Text courtesy P·P·O·W Gallery.

Sanam Khatibi Featured Artworks

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Lips without color and jaws without teeth by Sanam Khatibi contemporary artwork
Sanam KhatibiLips without color and jaws without teeth, 2020Oil on canvas
9 1/4 x 11 1/8 inches
P·P·O·W Gallery Contact Gallery
Underneath the Southern Skies by Sanam Khatibi contemporary artwork
Sanam KhatibiUnderneath the Southern Skies, 2019Oil, pastel and pencil on panel
24 x 31 cm
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I adore her so horribly by Sanam Khatibi contemporary artwork
Sanam KhatibiI adore her so horribly, 2019Oil on panel
21 x 31 cm (incl frame)
rodolphe janssen Contact Gallery
I dreamed I stabbed you in the eye by Sanam Khatibi contemporary artwork
Sanam KhatibiI dreamed I stabbed you in the eye, 2019Hand-woven wool tapestry, various found ceramic and stone objects
235 x 269 cm
rodolphe janssen Contact Gallery
Smaller than the wings of a lark by Sanam Khatibi contemporary artwork
Sanam KhatibiSmaller than the wings of a lark, 2019Oil on panel, framed
16.4 x 21.2 cm (incl frame)
P·P·O·W Gallery Contact Gallery
It seems I’ve been rather naughty by Sanam Khatibi contemporary artwork
Sanam KhatibiIt seems I’ve been rather naughty, 2019Oil on panel, framed
16.4 x 21.2 cm (incl frame)
P·P·O·W Gallery Contact Gallery
De ta salive qui mord by Sanam Khatibi contemporary artwork
Sanam KhatibiDe ta salive qui mord, 2019Hand-woven wool tapestry
260 x 220 cm
rodolphe janssen Contact Gallery
Une bouche de corail by Sanam Khatibi contemporary artwork
Sanam KhatibiUne bouche de corail, 2018Oil and pencil on canvas
26 x 31 cm (incl frame)
rodolphe janssen Contact Gallery

Sanam Khatibi Current & Recent Exhibitions

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Contemporary art exhibition, Sanam Khatibi, Cyanide at rodolphe janssen, Brussels
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14 November 2020–30 January 2021 Sanam Khatibi Cyanide rodolphe janssenBrussels
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, JUST FOR YOU : works on paper at rodolphe janssen, Brussels
Closed
13–31 May 2020 Group Exhibition JUST FOR YOU : works on paper rodolphe janssenBrussels
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibiiton, Dwelling Is The Light at Timothy Taylor, Online Only, London
Closed
15 April–15 May 2020 Group Exhibiiton Dwelling Is The Light Timothy TaylorOnline Only

Sanam Khatibi Represented By

rodolphe janssen contemporary art gallery in Brussels, Belgium rodolphe janssen Brussels, Knokke

Sanam Khatibi In Ocula Magazine

16th Istanbul Biennial Collapses Culture-Nature Divide Ocula Feature 16th Istanbul Biennial Collapses Culture-Nature Divide By Stephanie Bailey, Istanbul

The Seventh Continent 'acknowledges and addresses the end of the division between nature and culture'.

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