Mending Unhealing Wounds

October 2022
Friday, Oct 7 - Sunday, Oct 9 All Night
Midnight -1 AM for the rest of October
Salesforce Tower, San Francisco, CA

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Tapestry of Remembrance


Solo Exhibition

September 28 – November 5, 2022
Reception: Saturday, October 1st, 1-3 pm
Firehouse Art Center
4444 Railroad Ave
Pleasanton, CA

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Beacons of Hope

Beacons of Hope is a multifaceted project that includes an in-person workshop, a temporary public art installation, and a mini-concert. The project focuses on creating colorful paper lanterns with the community to create a temporary public installation. Inspired by the long history of using lanterns in festivals and celebrations in different cultures across the globe, Beacons of Hope will utilize light and color while focusing on hope and collective healing by bringing the community together to express themselves through art.
Join us in creating a public art installation made of colorful paper lanterns that are lit with LED tea candles.
Register for an in-person workshop at the Palo Alto Art Center Auditorium! In this workshop, we will create colorful paper lanterns together by folding paper to make a lantern and painting the lantern in different colors. After the workshop, The lanterns will be installed in the trees outside the Art Center. This temporary public art installation will be on view until the following Saturday. We will celebrate the opening of the installation on Sunday, October 16th with a performance by a trio of local high school students. Focusing on hope and moving forward together as a community, the lantern installation will represent the collective hopes of our community. The lanterns will remain on view for the entire week so visitors and passersby can view them day and night. On the following Saturday, the participants can pick up their lanterns from the Art Center.
-The workshop is free and all the materials and tools are provided.
-The workshop is open to all ages, but children need to be accompanied by an adult.
-The location is ADA Accissible.

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Eisenwunderwelt

Moving Poets Novilla

Berlin, Germany

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Through These Eyes

Torpedo Factory Art Center

As an extension of Target Gallery the Torpedo Factory Art Center is hosting the pop-up video exhibition, Through These Eyes, in Studio 9 of the Art Center during the summer of 2022. This exhibition features a series of videos that focuses on perspectives of underrepresented identities, including BIPOC identity, LGBTQ+ identity, and physical or mental disabilities in the form of film shorts, documentaries, and animations.

Exhibition dates: June 10 – September 4
Exhibition Reception: Friday, June 10, 7-10PM

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CONTENT MAGAZINE:

 Featured: 2022 Content Emerging Artist – Kiana Honarmand

Every year, SVCREATES recognizes the region’s finest artists through the Content Emerging Artist Award. These artists have demonstrated a commitment to developing their art forms and enriching the greater Santa Clara County region with exhibitions, performances, presentations, and service. 

The 2022 SVCREATES Content Emerging Artist Award winners will be celebrated at the Content Magazine Pick-Up Party on Thursday, May 19 in conjunction with the first annual Cilker Art + Design Expo.

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Women Rising

The Drawing Room, San Francisco

March 12-April 30th

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TIDES OF CHANGE

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XPRESS MAGAZINE FEATURE BY HUNTER TROY: 

KIANA HONARMAND: AN IRANIAN WOMAN’S JOURNEY SHOWN THROUGH ART

Kiana Honarmand: An Iranian Woman’s Journey Shown Through Art
 
 
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APAture 2021: Embrace

EmbraceKearny Street Workshop’s annual multidisciplinary arts festival celebrating emerging Asian and Pacific American (APA) artists of the San Francisco Bay Area returns after a year hiatus!

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THE LEIGH WEIMERS EMERGING ARTISTS AWARDS

I'm very excited to announce that I have been one of the four recipients of the 2021 Leigh Weimers Emerging Artists Awards. Congratulations to my fellow award recipients: Emanuela Harris Sintamarian, Tori Paul and Mason Razavi
The Leigh Weimers Emerging Artists Awards is a program of the Rotary Club of San Jose created in honor and memory of the iconic Mercury News columnist who did so much to publicize and support the arts in Silicon Valley.

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BEFORE WE WERE

Online Solo Exhibition
On view September 9 - October 14, 2021
Featuring two film performances by visual artist Kiana Honarmand, this exhibition focuses on the topic of immigration and the stigma around it through the lens of the elements.

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ZAMIN PROJECT

Aggregate Space Gallery (ASG) presents Zamin Project, a virtual multi-faceted art project aiming to create a space for dialogue and connection between SWANA (South West Asia and North African) artists, curators, and art educators in the Bay Area and beyond. This series is initiated by Iranian-American artist Shaghayegh Cyrous, aiming to focus on the question of How can we create our own resources? by gathering SWANA artists, educators, and art leaders to develop a solution for enriching the community in the Bay area and beyond.

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REQUIEM

Solo Exhibition

Frank-Ratchye Project Space

Root Division, San Francisco CA

August 3- August 19 2021
Second Saturday Reception: August 14th, 7-9 PM

 
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C/O COMMONWEALTH


Altar

Site-specific installation

Art Alley, Hub Robeson Galleries, Penn State University

 

LOOKING TO THE FUTURE ARTIST SPOTLIGHT

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LOCAL LOVE SUMMER ART FESTIVAL

Presented by Musepop & BLOC15

July 27 - August 1, 2021 | BLOC15 Oakland

252 2nd St. Oakland, CA

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Looking to the future is an online film screening run by Oddball Space, an artist led group helping support emerging artists. The night of film and performance art showcases short films from a group of 8 selected artists responding to themes of the future. These range from ideas of identity, spirituality as well as a hopeful view of the near future.

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CONVERGENCE

Caldwell Snyder Gallery

Marin Museum of Contemporary Art

May 29, 2021 - July 18, 2021
Juried by Susan Snyder

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LOCAL LOVE SPRING ART FESTIVAL

May 7-16, 2021 |
Terra Gallery, San Francisco CA

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A JOY UNEXPECTED

Curated by:

Tavarus Blackmon,
Root Division Curatorial Fellow

Exhibition Dates

Jun 9, 2021-Jun 26, 2021

Second Saturday Reception

June 12, 6-8pm

EXHIBITING ARTISTS
Sydney Acosta, Caiti Chan, Makiko Harris*, Kiana Honarmand*, Jupiter, Patti Kilroy, Hea-Mi Kim, Shara Mays, Natani Notah, Manuel Fernando Rios, Muzi Li Rowe, Daniel Alejandro Trejo
Summer Ventis, Christopher Adam Williams*, Gabriela Yoque

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In conjunction with A Digital Art Salon, SLOMA hosted the first-ever Digital Shorts Film Festival April 2–4, 2021. This weekend-long film festival featured 15 digital shorts created by contemporary California-based filmmakers.

 

Box 13 ArtSpace, Houston TX

February 20 - April 17, 2021

This two person exhibition explores the topic of longing and immigration through the lens of the collaboration between two Iranian women artists. Through the language of video and performance, the artists talk about their experience of immigration, separation, longing, and uncertainty.

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VIRTUAL ART SALON

The New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA)’s Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program (IAP) is pleased to announce our first Virtual Art Salon with artists Adishetu Oyibo, Juan C. Escobedo, Tanika I. Williams, Han Qin, Kiana Honarmand, and Fernando Vieira. Created and produced by IAP alum Rupy C. Tut and Jason Wyman, the Virtual Art Salon gives art lovers from across the world a rare opportunity to see new artworks by immigrant artists in San Antonio, Oakland, New Jersey, and New York, learn more about the artists and their process of making it, and watch peer-based feedback on a question asked by the presenting artist.

 

RD MAKES

ROOT DIVISION STUDIO ARTIST EXHIBITION

2nd Sat Reception: 
Saturday, December 12, 2020 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Exhibition Dates: 
Dec 9, 2020 to Dec 22, 2020
Gallery Hours:: 
by appointment & online

 
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UNTIL IT SHATTERS

Curated By: Samantha Reynolds
Second Saturday Reception: Saturday, November 14, 2020 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Exhibition Dates: November 6, 2020 to November 30, 2020

Exhibition Artists: Greta Liz Anderson, Salome El, Guta Galli, Nimah Gobir, Kiana Honarmand, Kuo-Chen "Kacy" Jung, Rebecca Kaufman, dani lopez, Cathy Lu, Kija Lucas, ChiChai Mateo, Joyce Nojima, Dimitra Skandali, Indira Urrutia**, Katherine Vetne

 
 
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ESSENCE OF DEMOCRACY

Wearing My Burden

The Essence of Democracy is a new Arts Project ONLINE virtual event series featuring conversations with artists whose work gives voice to those often unheard. Ann Lalik, gallery director and arts coordinator at Penn State Lehigh Valley (PSU-LV), will moderate the panel consisting of the artist, PSU-LV faculty or staff and a student whose discipline, life experiences and interests align with the artist’s message and concept.

 
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WANDER WOMAN 2

Lead Producing Artist: Rea Lynn de Guzman
Exhibiting Artists: Kimberley Acebo Arteche, Aynur Girgin Westen, Kiana Honarmand,
Kacy Jung, Mido Lee, Joyce Nojima, Azin Seraj, Pallavi Sharma, Pamela Ybañez, and Minoosh Zomorodinia

Wander Woman 2, the second iteration of Wander Woman, provides an empowering and engaging platform for Bay Area-local, APA immigrant women of color, who vary in professional backgrounds from emerging to established. Its mission is to highlight the artists and their work, and to amplify their voices by presenting significant conversations surrounding issues of equity, gender roles, and underrepresentation. Further, it aims to foster deep connections within the community and beyond.

 
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ACROSS THE SPACE SEPARATING

Solo Exhibition, Doris Ulmann Galleries

Exhibition Run: January 13 – February 27, 2020
Artist Talk: Tuesday, January 14, at 5:00pm

 
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Introductions 2019

Jurors: 
Marcela Pardo Ariza, Susie Kantor and Ramekon O'Arwisters
2nd Sat Reception: 
Saturday, September 14, 2019 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm
Exhibition Dates: 
Sep 11, 2019 to Sep 28, 2019

 
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Invulnerable Routes 

Aggregate Space Gallery

Seventh Annual International Video Open Call

Featuring works by Stefani Byrd, Emilie Crewe, Kiana Honarmand, Olivia Lathuilliere, Deepa Nair, Can Ozmen and Meltem Gürlevik, Sophia Schultz Rocha and Nick Lennon, and Arezou Zibaei.


Opening Reception: 7 February, 6-10 pm

Second Saturday Artist Talk: 8 February, 11:00 am-12:30 pm

First Friday Event: 6 March, 6-10 pm

 
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40 UNDER 40

THE NEXT GENERATION OF AMERICAN METAL ARTISTS

Metal Museum
Memphis TN

 
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LOUD SILENCE

Expressions of Activism

Sordoni Art Gallery

Curated by Heather Sincavage 

Featuring: Sobia Ahmad | Elizabeth Catlett | Judy Chicago | Lesley Dill | Alex Donis | Dyke Action Machine! | Diane Edison | Rachel Farmer | Nicholas Galanin | Cannupa Hanska Luger | Julie Heffernan | Jenny Holzer | Kiana Honarmand | Julia Jacquette | Rashid Johnson | Dona Lief | Hung Liu | Juan Logan | Liza Lou | Ana Mendieta | Harvey Milk | Miller & Shellabarger | Theodore Newman | Jessie Oonark | Martha Posner | Jessica Posner | Sara Rahbar | Faith Ringgold | Alison Saar | Betye Saar | Ellen Shumsky | Lorna Simpson | Kiki Smith | Nancy Spero | Annie Sprinkle | Zoe Strauss | Linda Stein | Lien Truong | Kara Walker | Helen Zughaib

 
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Contemporary Renaissance Women

Artist Panel Discussion

The Banana Factory presents a panel discussion with select artists from Contemporary Renaissance Women.  Moderated by Martha Posner, the discussion will focus on overcoming gender inequality and leading as a female artist. It will focus on what influences the studio practice and how to empower women to continue making. Opportunities exist for women artists to support each other. 

Marilyn Minters can be quoted saying, “Art isn’t gender. It’s whether you have a vision or not.

Artists featured are: Lydia Panas, Erin Anderson, Heather Sincavage, Katie Hovencamp, Ann Lalik and Jill Odegaard

 
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Transformed: Digital to Corporeal

Juror and Curator: Kiana Honarmand

The Kresge Gallery at Marywood University and the 8th International Conference of Contemporary Cast Iron Art-Transformed: Digital to Corporeal. This juried exhibition showcases artworks using advanced digital technologies. Artists are encouraged to consider the conference theme, "Post Industrial Iron: Divergence, Dialog, and New Directions."

The Kresge Gallery
120 Insalco Center for Studio Arts
Scranton, PA 18509