Aban
Salehi

Awardee

Country

Iran

Aban Salehi advocates for queer expression through her visual art.

Themes
Gender equality
Free expression / Civil society
Sexual / queer expression
Reexamining history
Others
Disciplines
Visual Art
Awards
SEED Award 2022

Profile

Aban Salehi is a contemporary visual artist from Iran who focuses on body and sexuality. Her personal experiences of living in Iran have contributed immensely to her desire to challenge the definition of the body and society’s perception of it as an “unlawful ground”. She has a BFA degree in sculpture studies from the University of Tehran, and uses sculpture as a medium to create new bodies and develop questions about them.