GOHAR DASHTI (IRANIAN, B. 1980)
In every corner of the world, devastations of war, massacres, oppression, disease and death are the cause of widespread human disorders with no imaginable ending.
When disasters force people to migration, where would they be welcomed with open arms?
Hoping for a better life, they struggle in a never-ending limbo, a strange place with no identity that does not belong to them.
Maybe it is only at this point, when nature can be a safe haven for these refugees. Sky becomes the ceiling and mountains the walls of their new home; because Nature is the only promising place that shelters these people, an eternal and everlasting refuge.
Born in 1980 in Ahvaz, Iran, Gohar Dashti received her MA in Photography from the Fine Art University of Tehran in 2005. Dashti has developed a practice concerning social issues with particular references to history and culture in modern society. She creates artwork using different media, including photography and video. She has been exhibited internationally in Tokyo, Rio de Janeiro, Toronto, Paris, Berlin, Boston, and Milan.