Aras Seddigh’s works mainly deal with concepts such as timelessness, spacelessness, and the search for language and identity. In this context, the artist creates hybrid figures by combining live and lifeless elements, machine and human in her canvases that reflect on the interplay of reality and fiction. The artist generally works on concepts such as language and memory transformation, games of escaping from the flow of time and the memory of the object and produces works in different techniques such as painting, installation, sculpture, photography and video. Being inspired by literature in her practice and research, Seddigh has also produced an artist book consisting of her photographs and three intertwined stories within the context of her second solo exhibition held at Galeri Nev İstanbul in 2016.

 

Aras Seddigh (1982, Tehran) graduated from Azad University, Department of Computer Engineering in 2013 and completed her masters degree in Visual Arts at Sabancı University, Istanbul. Her solo exhibitions include; Galeri Nev İstanbul (2018, 2016 & 2013), group exhibitions include Kasa Galeri (Istanbul, 2017), C.A.M Gallery (Istanbul, 2013), Siemens Sanat (Istanbul, 2013), Kare Art Gallery (Istanbul, 2012), 5533 (Istanbul, 2012), OMM (Eskişehir, 2019-2020). The artist was invited to the Artist Residency Program of Banff Centre for the Arts and Creativity in Canada where she spent a month in 2019. Seddigh lives and works in Istanbul.