MaheMehr Art & CulturalInstitute

12 Dec 2017
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Keshmirshekan Hamid

Dr Keshmirshekan, Hamid
Hamid Keshmirshekan is Research Associate at SOAS, University of London, and has been Academic Fellow in the History of Art Department, Oxford University, and Editor-in-Chief of the bilingual (English-Persian) quarterly, Art Tomorrow. From 2004 to 2012 he was the Associate Fellow at the Khalili Research Centre, Oxford University. He received his PhD in history of art from SOAS, University of London and was awarded post-doctoral fellowships by the Barakat Trust in 2004-5 and the British Academy, AHRC and ESRC in 2008, both at Oxford University. Dr Keshmirshekan has organised several international conferences on aspects of modern and contemporary Iranian and Middle Eastern art and contributed extensively to various publications. Some of his latest publications include Contemporary Iranian Art: New Perspectives (2013), Amidst Shadow and Light: Contemporary Iranian Art and Artist (2011), “Reclaiming Cultural Space: Artist’s Performativity versus State’s Expectations in Contemporary Iran” (2013), “Contemporary or Specific: the Dichotomous Desires in Art of Early 21st Century Iran” (2011), “Seeing Twofold: Locality and Trans-locality in the Art of Contemporary Iran”(2011).