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The Rose of Jericho

Aurélia Zahedi

- Solo Show

17 days to the ending

20 Jan - 30 Jun, 2024

The Rose of Jericho


Between drawings, sculptures, photographs, paintings, installations and performances, Aurélia Zahedi has been developing for several years a work dedicated to the Rose of Jericho, an immortal plant wandering with the wind to open in contact with the rare and precious rain which causes it to bloom the desert.///

In Palestine, alongside the Bedouins of Nabi Moussa, the artist composes a protean story exploring with strength and poetry the myths of the Rose and its land torn apart by the madness of men.

In the intimate atmosphere of the ICI hammam, the exhibition summons the force of the imagination as the last defense against oblivion while beliefs, orality and memory oscillate between emergence and erasure.

About the artist

Aurélia Zahedi is a visual artist who graduated from the École Supérieure d'Art d'Avignon (in 2011) and the Villa Arson in Nice (in 2013).

From 2016 to 2017, she continued her studies with an Offshore post-diploma within a research program called “creation and globalization” in Shanghai (China).

In 2018, she won the Nopoto Prize for La Rose de Jéricho , as well as a grant from the French Institute as part of an international project with the support of the Nouvelle Aquitaine region.

In 2021, she obtained the Fanak Fund grant for the mobility of artists in the Middle East, and the Ekphrasis grant from the ADAGP.

Between 2018 and 2022 she co-founded Maison Auriolles, a place of living and research.

Exhibited in France and abroad, Aurélia Zahedi also had the opportunity to do several residencies. Over the years, she has developed skills in scenography and exhibition curating, which she carries out both for her exhibitions and for those of other artists.

His research also leads him to speak at conferences. His practice, for its part, allows him to illustrate publications and publish his texts.

Installation view