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Catalog Release with Pedram Baldari and Nooshin Hakim Javadi

Catalog Release Reception on Wednesday July 28th, from 6-8PM


Please join us at SooVAC for a catalog release and farewell party for artists
Pedram Baldari and Nooshin Hakim Javadi on Wednesday July 28th from 6pm-8pm.

The catalogs are exploring their recent exhibitions at SooVAC, Your Games And, Your Gains by Pedram Baldari and Satisfaction Not Guaranteed by Nooshin Hakim Javadi, with essays by Christina Schmid and Andy Sturdevant. The catalogs will be for sale.

This event will also be a chance to say goodbye to Nooshin and Pedram, as they have both accepted tenure track positions out of state. We are sad to see them go, but look forward to following their new adventures.


Nooshin Hakim Javadi  is the recipient of the 2020/21 Jerome Fellowship for Visual Art, a 2018/19 Target Studio for Creative Collaboration Fellow at the Weisman Art Museum and received the 2017 Franconia Sculpture Park Jerome Fellowship. She is currently an Assistant professor of Art at Notre Dame. Her interdisciplinary works and performances have been shown in the United States, Germany, and Iran including the Museum fur Neue Kunst, Freiburg, Germany; Parks Exhibition Center, Idyllwild, CA; Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, NJ; Kunstverein Grafschaft Bentheim, Neuenhaus, Germany; Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, Milwaukee, WI; Plains Art Museum, Fargo, ND; South Dakota Art Museum, Brookings, SD; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN; Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis, MN.

Pedram Baldari is a Kurdish-Iranian born sculptor, architect and interdisciplinary artist, working in installation, performance art, and social practice. Baldari is an Assistant professor in Studio Art at the University of North Texas, and is based between Minneapolis and Denton, TX. He has been featured in numerous national and international solo and group exhibitions since 2010 in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Turkey, and The U.S; such as Victoria and Albert Museum London 2012, Documenta 13th Video Import-Export program, Video Nomad Tokyo 2015, Art Basel Switzerland 2014, and most recently at the Walker Art Museum. He received a 2012 Magic of Persia and Delfina Foundation Award, Jerome Fellowship Commission for Franconia Sculpture Park 2017, Vermont Studio Center Award 2015-2020, StarDust Fund fellowship for an art residency at Weisman Art Museum,  and he was awarded the 2021 spring/summer MacDowell Art Fellowship for a two month Artist Residency at MacDowell Art Colony.

Satisfaction Not Guaranteed and Your Games And, Your Gains grapple with the fall out of U.S. interventions in Iran and the resulting tensions between the two countries. Javadi, Iranian, and Baldari, Kurdish-Iranian, now live in the United States and navigate these issues from multiple perspectives intertwined with both comedy and tragedy, including collaborative elements between the two artists. And even though they are presenting work that is founded on violent histories, it is also full of humor and beauty, as the absurdities of life frequently present a multitude of emotions.

More on Satisfaction Not Guaranteed by Nooshin Hakim Javadi

More on Your Games And, Your Gains by Pedram Baldari

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board and the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.


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