Video art by 19 Iranian women
Curated by
Alysse Stepanian (USA, Curator of Manipulated Image)
Neda Darzi (Iran, Curator of Persbook Art)

Museo Ex-Teresa Arte Actual in Mexico City
June 7- July 21, 2013
@ the "Sala Melquiades Herrera" space


By Alysse Stepanian:
Much debate has been centered around the seemingly misogynistic views of 19th Century German philosopher, Friedrich Nietzsche. A recent rereading of his aphorisms suggests that his remarks were ironic strategies designed to expose the hierarchical dualisms of Western thought and language and gender stereotyping. The title of this show points to the prevalent dualistic patriarchal worldview that subordinates and exploits nature and the powerless, separates men from women, and humans from animals. In this exhibition of video art, 19 Iranian women currently living in 7 countries reveal unique perspectives on the challenges faced in a volatile world of interrelationships, misapprehensions and hierarchies. Their voices resonate around the globe with challenging works that examine issues such as gender communication, prejudice and shifting identities, violence and war, and the relationship between humans, non-human animals, and the environment.

Online exhibition catalog to be available soon.

Fereshteh Alamshah (Iran)
Morehshin Allahyari (USA)
Maneli Aygani (USA/Iran)
Neda Darzi (Iran)
Mozhgan Erfani (France)
Samira Eskandarfar (Iran)
Celia Eslamieh Shomal (Netherlands)
Roxy Farhat (Sweden)
Tara Goudarzi (Iran)
Samira Hashemi (Iran/USA)
Haleh Jamali (UK)
Gelare Khoshgozaran (USA)
Shahrzad Malekian (Iran)
Azadeh Nilchiani (France)
Raha Rastifard (Iran/Germany)
Farideh Shahsavarani (Iran/USA)
Alysse Stepanian (USA)
Parya Vatankhah (France)
Raheleh (Minoosh) Zomorodinia (USA)

Project website:
Facebook Announcement:
Ex-Teresa Arte Actual:
Ex-Teresa Arte Actual in Mexico City Facebook:
Manipulated Image:
Manipulated Image Facebook:
Persbook Art:
Persbook Art Facebook:“NIETZSCHE WAS A MAN” Poster