Gita Hashemi (Canada/Iran)


Gita Hashemi
http://strictlypersonal.net

participant in

  • JIP JavaMuseum Interview
  • a+b=ba? – art + blog = blogart?
    showcase curated by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne
  • NewMediaFest’2010
    Celebrate! – netart features 2010 – 10 Years JavaMuseum
  • Gita engages in cultural practice as artist, writer, curator, organizer, worker and educator. Her most recent curatorial projects include RealPlay (2004, netart exhibit) Negotiations: From a Piece of Land to a Land of Peace (2003, art-driven multidisciplinary event, http://negotiations2003.net), WILL (2003, multidisciplinary transnational exhibition, http://negotiations2003.net/will), Afghanistan, 2002: No Refuge and Locating Afghanistan (2002-3, image-text exhibition and publication with photography by Babak Salari), and Trans/Planting: Contemporary Art by Women from/in Iran (2001, with Taraneh Hemami, http://strictlypersonal.net/transplanting).

    Her recent titles include Post-Coitus (2003, http://post-coitus.net), Olive Fair (2003, http://olivefair.net), Many Stones for Palestine (2002, http://strictlypersonal.net/stones), The Word Room (2001, with Post-Exile Collective, http://wordroom.net), A War Primer (2001, sound installation), and Of Shifting Shadows (2000, CD-R). Hashemi’s work has been exhibited,
    reviewed and collected nationally and internationally. She is the founder of Iranian Artists in Dialogue, a co-founder of Post-Exile Collective and a founder of Creative Response. She resides in Toronto, Canada.

    Hashemi’s labour as an intellectual has crystallized in simultaneous processes of de/re/construction; not in any specific class of objects or within any particular representational genres, but in the envisioning of the spaces and formulation of the critical practices that can be constitutive in transformative social and political movements. Informed by her direct
    engagement in liberatory political struggles before, during and after the 1979 Iranian Revolution as well as her experience of exile in North America, Hashemi’s work takes shape in a continuous process of countering masculinist discourses of fundamentalism, fascism, colonialism, corporatism and militarism. Notions of community, co-labouring, public space and active participation are integral to her creative engagement. So is the understanding that artistic practice, as a fundamentally social process, is inherently political and must, therefore, be subject to conscious
    (re-visionary) feminist re-articulation: The political is personal, the personal is poetic, the poetic is political, the political must become ethical.

    2003
    Gita Hashemi participates in

  • JavaMuseum – Forum for Internet Technology in Contemporary Art
  • I-Ocean – netart from Asian and Pacific area

    2004
    Gita Hashemi curates for

  • [R][R][F]200x—>XP -global networking project
  • RRF v.2 – Real PLay

    featuring these artists

    1. Jaromil
    2. Hard Pressed Collective
    3. Mireille Astore
    4. Project Threadbare Coalition
    5. Haleh Niazmand

    2007
    Gita Hashemi is participating in

    JavaMuseum – Forum for Internet Technology in Contemporary Art

  • JIP JavaMuseum Interview