Gohar Dashti

Having distinguished herself in recent years with exhibitions at prestigious international Museums such as the Mori Art Museum in Tokyo, the Kadist Art Foundation in Paris, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago and the National Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art in Rome, Gohar Dashti is reconfirmed as one of the leading lights of contemporary Middle Eastern photography. Always attentive to comparisons with socio-cultural, identity, behavioural and geopolitical issues which affect current cultural history, Gohar Dashti translates into her art the precariousness of a historical moment marked by the sense of eradication, a lack of communication between people and the need for belonging. The creative approach of this young photographer reveals an authentic and emotional essentiality that brings human vulnerabilities to the fore. This takes place through a lexical sophistication that is strictly wedded to implicit autobiographical connotations, and a bold and incisive creative symmetry, where the aesthetics of allegory are a constant focal element.