Afsaneh Monemi is an active artist and runs her studio in Gothenburg. In 2000 she took master's degree in ceramicsart at the School of Design and Crafts in Gothenburg. She has studied painting and sculpture at Örebro Art School.
She is an art teacher and works with various art projects at schools and preschools in Gothenburg. Since 2010, she has also been involved in Project Creation School in the subjects: animation and image storytelling and various experimental art projects in schools in Gothenburg and Västra Götaland.
“I was born in Tehran year 3500, arrived in Sweden on a September day 1990. As you see, I have already passed a time, a dimension.”
Like many artists I value the culture that defines who I am. Living abroad has enabled me to observe the characteristics of my culture as an outsider and has enabled me to reflect my culture in a more detached manner.
My project "A Daydreamer" is based on my fantasies and my secret daydreaming. It's about a woman who turns into a bird through her daydreams. It's all about transformations that release positive energy. like a shaman who typically enters into a trance state during a ritual. In "A Daydreamer" humans and birds escape into an bird dance and bird song during this ritual.
About material and work process: In my artistic work I try to move the border between visual arts and crafts.
I used to work experimentally with clay in focus. In my projekt I'm going to show ceramics work and som Silkscreen paint on fabric and paper.