Family Disintegration Project

Batool Showghi

Year:

2018

Media:

Mixed Media

Size (cm):

57 x 33 x 5

London 2019
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Media:

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Size (cm):

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Biography

I was born in Iran and moved to England in 1985. I am a multidisciplinary artist who has a passion for making artists’ books. In 1995 I received a BA (Hons) in Fine Art from the London Guildhall University. In 1997 I received an MA in Design & Media Arts from the University of Westminster. In 2001 I received a Certificate of Education from the University of Westminster. While continuing my art practice, I taught at Harrow College from 1998 until 2015 as a part time lecturer. Since then I have dedicated my time to my art and exhibiting my work in both solo and group exhibitions in England and abroad.

Project

Social, economic and political situations constantly affect the Middle East people more than others. The exhibition is concerned with the disintegration of the family and the experience of displacement. I have made a series of boxes and Mixed Media work with photographs of the family hung side by side. Each image is stitched and inserted into a little parcel. Each parcel looks like a prayer. These objects are silent but if you listen you can hear their whisper and lamentations telling you stories of separation.
The photos of the family are brought together creating a fantasy.