Studio Talk: Atoosa Pour Hosseini

24 August 2016

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Join TBG+S Studio Artist Atoosa Pour Hosseini as she opens her studio to the public and presents and discusses her recent work, as well as broader projects and recent exhibitions.

Wednesday 24 August 2016 | 6.30pm
Studio 18
Free admission, booking is essential. Book your free ticket here.

Studio Talks at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios are informal events in which member studio artists discuss their recent work in the familiar surroundings of their own studio. These events are free of charge, and provide an opportunity to gain an insight into the particular motivations behind an artist’s work.

Atoosa Pour Hosseini has been an artist member of TBG+S since 2015, and has been working in Studio 18 for the last year. Now approaching the end of her time at TBG+S, she will present and discuss her recent work, as well as broader projects and recent exhibitions.

Atoosa Pour Hosseini (b. Tehran, Iran 1981) is an artist-filmmaker based in Dublin. Her work, which is influenced by historical avant-garde cinema, explores questions about illusion, reality, and perception through the media of drawing, painting, sculpture and film. She works with the material textures of Super 8 as well as digital processes to explore layers of space and time, superimposing imagery and creating entrancing patterns of repetition with startling interruptions. This is presented in two visual planes: the captured image and the surface of the film strip itself.

She holds a MA in Fine Art Media from the National College of Art and Design, Dublin, as well as a BA in Fine Art Painting from the Azad University of Art and Architecture, Tehran. She has been awarded residencies at the Guesthouse, Cork (2013); Amandus Adamson Studio Museum, Paldiski, Estonia (2014), and Lichtenberg Studios, Berlin, Germany (2015), and has received support for her practice from Culture Ireland and the Arts Council of Ireland. She is a member of the Experimental Film Society (EFS) and frequently participates in discussion forums and exchanges, such as the LUX Critical Forum in Dublin.

Pour Hosseini’s film ‘Clandestine’ (2015) was screened at the Irish Film Institute (IFI), Dublin (May 2016); the 18th Annual MOVIATE Underground Film Festival, Harrisburg PA, USA (May 2016); FECI Bogota-International Independent Film Fair of Bogotá, Colombia (June 2016); and Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, Iran (September 2015). ‘Mirage’ (2015) and ‘Oasis’ (2015) were screened at Triskel Arts Centre, Cork (April 2016) and the Museum of Modern Art, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (March 2016). Her collaborative performance ‘Clandestine’ was shown at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, Dublin (June 2015); and ‘MIRAGE’ performance at ArtBox, Dublin (December 2015).

Her works have been shown in many galleries, museums, festivals, and showcases throughout the world, in countries such as Iran, Ireland, Northern Ireland, England, USA, The Netherlands, Italy, Germany, Greece, Croatia, Brazil, and Estonia. Her work forms part of the Irish and International Institutes collection as well as private collections.

Pour Hosseini moved to Ireland in 2006 and currently lives and works in Dublin.