Iranian Artists at Kiaf Seoul 202231 Aug 2022
Original text in Farsi by Sara Taheran
Translated to English by Soheila Habibi
Kiaf Seoul will hold its 21st edition on September 3-6, 2022 with the participation of 164 galleries from 17 countries. Kiaf Seoul is the first and oldest contemporary art exhibition in South Korea, which started its activity in 2002 and has played a very effective role in introducing modern and contemporary art in South Korea. This global event has recently launched its satellite fair called "Kiaf PLUS" which, in addition to presenting contemporary artworks, displays works from different genres such as new media and NFT as well. In the first period of this event, 73 galleries from all over the world are present, among which the name of Sarai Gallery (Saradipour) from Iran stands out with a solo exhibition of Shima Faridani's works. Faridani is a painter of colorful microclimates, mostly made by watercolor technique. September 1st is the preview day of Kaif PLUS Seoul and the main event will be held from September 2nd to 5th.
In addition, Sarai Gallery, as the only representative of the Middle East, will be present at the 21st edition of the Kiaf with a group show by 6 artists, Ali Zakeri, Daryoush Hosseini, Moslem Khezri, Abbas Nasleshamloo, Parham Peyvandi, and Ali Saeedi. This is the second participation of Sarai Gallery at Kiaf Seoul; Sarai participated in this art event for the first time last year (2021) by presenting the "Wide Shot" collection by Daryoush Hosseini.
This year, Kiaf Seoul 2022 will be held simultaneously with the first edition of Frieze Seoul Art Fair at COEX, Seoul. The purpose of holding these two art events is to introduce Seoul as one of the most important art centers in the world. Dastan Gallery, as the only representative of Iran in the Frieze Seoul, will display works by Ali Beheshti.
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