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Aida Chehrehgosha

Joined Artfinder: Sept. 2020

Artworks for sale: 41

Sweden

About Aida Chehrehgosha

 
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  • Biography
    I have never actually considered myself a photographer. I see myself as a sort of a performance artist who puts itself in its own nightmares, obsessive thoughts and memories. I reenact the image that is present in my mind. I build it up physically and then place myself in front of it. A sort of exposure therapy. The photograph has always been a documentation of that moment when I’m facing my biggest fears in real time. I have tried to remove the pictures from my mind and transform them too a piece of paper hanging on a wall. A dead material that can’t hurt me anymore. Sometimes it has helped and sometimes not. I grew up in a family that fled from Iran as political refugees. My dad was a fighter pilot in the army in Iran but when we fled to Sweden his authority got crumbled. He was no longer the man he used to be. Something dark had entered his soul. This dark cloud of anger, hate, and violence spread across my whole childhood and left me scarred and filled with anxiety and obsessive thoughts. Ever since then I have tried to transform those thoughts in my mind to images on a wall instead. Even though I today live a peaceful life. Now and then my mind starts going down that dark tunnel. Then I look at all my images I,ve made and realize that they are just that. Images in a mind. 
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  • Education

    2009 - 2010

    Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm, Sweden

    2003 - 2009

    Konstfack, Fine Arts, University Collage of Arts, Crafts and Design, in Stockholm.

    2000 - 2002

    Kulturama, Stockholm

  • Awards

    2019

    Eco museum art space residency

    Second year of residence in hallstahammar, Sweden

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    2018

    Eco museum art space residency

    Art residence in Hallstahammar, Sweden

    2018

    Region Västmanland

    Art grant

    2017

    Swedish Film institute,

    Development funding for a feature film.

    2017

    The Swedish Arts Grants Committee

    2 year work related grant

    2016

    Swedish Film Institute, Fusion

    1 year grant to develop a movie script.

    2015

    Stockholm City grant

    Grant from the city of stockholm

    2013

    Museum of work,

    documentary photo award

    2013

    The Swedish Arts Grants Committee

    1 year work related grant

    2009

    Konstfack University of Arts, Crafts and Design,

    Grant from the department of fine art.

    2004

    This in not a film festival - filmfestival

    Winner first price and received a grant.
  • Upcoming Events

    There are no upcoming events

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    Previous events

    Event: Sthlm art week.

    Dates: April 1, 2020 - July 1, 2020

    Venue: Sthlm Art week, Stockholm

    Participated with 3 images and a 15m long carpet. Cancelled due to Covid-19 but went digital instead)

    Event: Published-The art of photo books

    Dates: April 4, 2019 - June 1, 2019

    Venue: The Centre for Photography, Stockholm

    Group exhibiton with 4 images from "I can't stop thinking"

    Event: STHLM Forever

    Dates: Feb. 1, 2018 - April 1, 2018

    Venue: Museum of Photography Fotografiska Museet,, Stockholm

    Pat of a group exhibition with a image from "I can't stop thingking"

    Event: You’re the ones to blame

    Dates: May 5, 2017 - July 5, 2017

    Venue: Västerås Art museum, Västerås, Sweden

    Solo exhibition in my old hometown.

    Event: You’re the ones to blame

    Dates: March 3, 2017 - April 3, 2017

    Venue: Eskilstuna konstmuseum, Eskilstuna, Sweden

    solo exhibiton

    Event: I Can´t Stop Thinking

    Dates: Jan. 1, 2015 - Jan. 1, 2015

    Venue: Lars Bohman Gallery, Stockholm

    First time the images from I Can´t Stop Thinking was shown. Lars Bohman Was my gallerist at the time.

    Event: The Visible

    Dates: March 1, 2014 - May 1, 2014

    Venue: Artipelag, Stockholm

    Group exhibition with 4 images from "You're the ones to blame"

    Event: To mom, dad and my two brothers Chapter I-IV

    Dates: Sept. 10, 2012 - Nov. 3, 2012

    Venue: The Finnish museum of photography, Helsinki

    Solo exhibition in helsinki

    Event: You’re the ones to blame

    Dates: May 6, 2012 - Aug. 6, 2015

    Venue: Angelika Knäpper Gallery, Stockholm

    First solo exhibition with the images from You’re the ones to blame. Angelika was my gallerist at the time.

    Event: A real Home

    Dates: May 1, 2012 - July 1, 2012

    Venue: Sven Harrys art museum, Stockholm

    Part of a Group exhibiton with one of the images from You're the ones too blame.

    Event: You’re the ones to blame” and “To mom, dad and my two brothers” Chapter I–IV,

    Dates: March 3, 2012 - April 3, 2012

    Venue: Skövde Art Museum, Skövde, Sweden

    Solo exhibition of two projects.

    Event: To mom, dad and my two brothers, Chapter I-IV

    Dates: Sept. 1, 2011 - Nov. 1, 2011

    Venue: The Centre for Photography, Stockholm

    Solo exhibiton

    Event: To Mom, Dad And My Two Brothers

    Dates: Aug. 8, 2009 - Sept. 8, 2009

    Venue: Konstfack, Stockholm

    My graduation exhibiton at konstfack with all the images I took on my parents for the past 6 years. It was highly recognised in media.

    Event: New nordic Photography, "Dead Parents"

    Dates: Jan. 1, 2008 - Jan. 1, 2008

    Venue: Hasselblad center, Gothenburg

    The first exhibition where I showed my pictures of my parents.

    Event: Untitled

    Dates: Feb. 1, 2003 - March 1, 2003

    Venue: Konstfack, Stockholm

    Exhibition on konstfack

    Event: Spring exhibition

    Dates: Jan. 1, 2003 - March 1, 2003

    Venue: Liljevalchs Konsthall, Stockholm

    Group exhibition

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Education

2009 - 2010

Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm, Sweden

2003 - 2009

Konstfack, Fine Arts, University Collage of Arts, Crafts and Design, in Stockholm.

2000 - 2002

Kulturama, Stockholm


Awards

2019

Eco museum art space residency

Second year of residence in hallstahammar, Sweden

Show more awards Hide

2018

Eco museum art space residency

Art residence in Hallstahammar, Sweden

2018

Region Västmanland

Art grant

2017

Swedish Film institute,

Development funding for a feature film.

2017

The Swedish Arts Grants Committee

2 year work related grant

2016

Swedish Film Institute, Fusion

1 year grant to develop a movie script.

2015

Stockholm City grant

Grant from the city of stockholm

2013

Museum of work,

documentary photo award

2013

The Swedish Arts Grants Committee

1 year work related grant

2009

Konstfack University of Arts, Crafts and Design,

Grant from the department of fine art.

2004

This in not a film festival - filmfestival

Winner first price and received a grant.

There are no upcoming events

Show previous events Hide previous events

Previous events

Event: Sthlm art week.

Dates: April 1, 2020 - July 1, 2020

Venue: Sthlm Art week, Stockholm

Participated with 3 images and a 15m long carpet. Cancelled due to Covid-19 but went digital instead)

Event: Published-The art of photo books

Dates: April 4, 2019 - June 1, 2019

Venue: The Centre for Photography, Stockholm

Group exhibiton with 4 images from "I can't stop thinking"

Event: STHLM Forever

Dates: Feb. 1, 2018 - April 1, 2018

Venue: Museum of Photography Fotografiska Museet,, Stockholm

Pat of a group exhibition with a image from "I can't stop thingking"

Event: You’re the ones to blame

Dates: May 5, 2017 - July 5, 2017

Venue: Västerås Art museum, Västerås, Sweden

Solo exhibition in my old hometown.

Event: You’re the ones to blame

Dates: March 3, 2017 - April 3, 2017

Venue: Eskilstuna konstmuseum, Eskilstuna, Sweden

solo exhibiton

Event: I Can´t Stop Thinking

Dates: Jan. 1, 2015 - Jan. 1, 2015

Venue: Lars Bohman Gallery, Stockholm

First time the images from I Can´t Stop Thinking was shown. Lars Bohman Was my gallerist at the time.

Event: The Visible

Dates: March 1, 2014 - May 1, 2014

Venue: Artipelag, Stockholm

Group exhibition with 4 images from "You're the ones to blame"

Event: To mom, dad and my two brothers Chapter I-IV

Dates: Sept. 10, 2012 - Nov. 3, 2012

Venue: The Finnish museum of photography, Helsinki

Solo exhibition in helsinki

Event: You’re the ones to blame

Dates: May 6, 2012 - Aug. 6, 2015

Venue: Angelika Knäpper Gallery, Stockholm

First solo exhibition with the images from You’re the ones to blame. Angelika was my gallerist at the time.

Event: A real Home

Dates: May 1, 2012 - July 1, 2012

Venue: Sven Harrys art museum, Stockholm

Part of a Group exhibiton with one of the images from You're the ones too blame.

Event: You’re the ones to blame” and “To mom, dad and my two brothers” Chapter I–IV,

Dates: March 3, 2012 - April 3, 2012

Venue: Skövde Art Museum, Skövde, Sweden

Solo exhibition of two projects.

Event: To mom, dad and my two brothers, Chapter I-IV

Dates: Sept. 1, 2011 - Nov. 1, 2011

Venue: The Centre for Photography, Stockholm

Solo exhibiton

Event: To Mom, Dad And My Two Brothers

Dates: Aug. 8, 2009 - Sept. 8, 2009

Venue: Konstfack, Stockholm

My graduation exhibiton at konstfack with all the images I took on my parents for the past 6 years. It was highly recognised in media.

Event: New nordic Photography, "Dead Parents"

Dates: Jan. 1, 2008 - Jan. 1, 2008

Venue: Hasselblad center, Gothenburg

The first exhibition where I showed my pictures of my parents.

Event: Untitled

Dates: Feb. 1, 2003 - March 1, 2003

Venue: Konstfack, Stockholm

Exhibition on konstfack

Event: Spring exhibition

Dates: Jan. 1, 2003 - March 1, 2003

Venue: Liljevalchs Konsthall, Stockholm

Group exhibition


 

Biography

I have never actually considered myself a photographer. I see myself as a sort of a performance artist who puts itself in its own nightmares, obsessive thoughts and memories. I reenact the image that is present in my mind. I build it up physically and then place myself in front of it. A sort of exposure therapy. The photograph has always been a documentation of that moment when I’m facing my biggest fears in real time. I have tried to remove the pictures from my mind and transform them too a piece of paper hanging on a wall. A dead material that can’t hurt me anymore. Sometimes it has helped and sometimes not. I grew up in a family that fled from Iran as political refugees. My dad was a fighter pilot in the army in Iran but when we fled to Sweden his authority got crumbled. He was no longer the man he used to be. Something dark had entered his soul. This dark cloud of anger, hate, and violence spread across my whole childhood and left me scarred and filled with anxiety and obsessive thoughts. Ever since then I have tried to transform those thoughts in my mind to images on a wall instead. Even though I today live a peaceful life. Now and then my mind starts going down that dark tunnel. Then I look at all my images I,ve made and realize that they are just that. Images in a mind. 
 
 
 
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