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Kiana Honarmand is an Iranian-born artist whose work delves into the complexities of her cultural identity, the violation of women's rights in Iran, censorship, and the Western perception of the SWANA identity. In 2012, she relocated to the United States to pursue a Master of Fine Arts degree at Penn State University. Currently based in the San Francisco Bay Area, California, Kiana's work has been featured and reviewed in publications such as the Washington Post, Hyperallergic, and Voice of America. Kiana’s art has been exhibited in numerous venues both nationally and internationally. These include the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco, CA; NUMU New Museum in Los Gatos, CA; VisArts in Rockville, MD; HAMZIANPOUR & KIA in Los Angeles, CA; Torpedo Factory Art Center in Alexandria, VA; Woman Made Gallery in Chicago, IL; San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles in San Jose, CA; Metal Museum, Memphis, TN; San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, CA; Lite-Haus Galerie, Berlin; and many others.

**photo by Nicolas Cholula

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