FREE PARTICIPATION ONLY UPON REGISTRATION:
Light snacks and beverages will be offered.
The workshop challenges youth to explore their imagination by creating masks that reflect their unique personalities and experiences. Zahra states that moving between reality and fantasy is a challenge in her work and believes creating an imagination is a crucial element of daily life.
Participants will be encouraged to think about what they want their mask to look like and will be free to make it into a completely abstract, real, or strange object. They will then perform their masks by gluing fabric or paper, painting, or combining all materials.
The masks will represent a collection of invisible worlds, each manifesting a unique feature that originates from the experience and wisdom of the participants.
The workshop encourages participants to tap into their creativity and express themselves by creating a unique mask. It also celebrates individuality and diversity by showcasing a collection of acts that reflect different personalities, experiences, and imaginations.
Zahra Zeinali (b. 1975) holds a bachelor’s degree in painting from the Islamic Azad University of Tehran. After her graduation, she worked as a teacher in different institutes in Tehran for around fifteen years. During this time, she realized her interest in photography and decided to spend a year studying analog photography at the House of Iranian Photographers.
In 2012 she moved to France and, while working as a painter, she continued to study photography at the EFET Photographie Institute to improve her skills. As a result she recently started combining the two techniques, painting and photography in order to portrait reality through this new method. Zeinali has participated in several group and solo exhibitions in Iran and France.
Image courtesy of the artist