Artists Out in the Diaspora

Thursday, June 25, 2020, 5:00 pm
Image of Hushidar Mortezaie's painting Miniature
Miniature by Hushidar Mortezaie

Designer Hushidar Mortezaie and dancer and choreographer Shireen Rahimi discuss their work. In conversation with Persis Karim. Dance performance to follow. Free.

This virtual event will take place on Facebook Live.

This event is part of Out in the Diaspora, a Pride Month celebrating the Iranian diaspora LGBTQIA community.

Shireen Rahimi

Shireen Rahimi discovered dance by herself and developed her own relationship with it when she was introduced to the hip-hop scene in the Bay Area. After joining various West Coast dance crews, she moved to New York, where she became inspired by the fashion world and Vogue, and developed her own unique style.

Hushidar Mortezaie

Hushidar Mortezaie lives in the Bay Area and Los Angeles. His work spans textile, packaging, graphic design, painting and fashion. As a fashion designer and visual artist, Mortezaie combines these varied mediums into installation-like tableaus that create a political pop-art world of satire and artifice. His work attempts to create a new visual language through graphic design, fashion and fine art to inspire a new generation of Iranian American immigrants to take pride in their culture.

Presented by the Center for Iranian Diaspora Studies. Co-sponsored by Diaspora Arts Connection.

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