Azadeh Hamzeii

Exhibition artist: Azadeh Hamzeii

4 December – 18 December 2021

Metro Arts (Gallery One), West End

97 Boundary Street, West End, Brisbane QLD

Curators: Kyle Weise and Reina Takeuchi


Azadeh Hamzeii presents new work commissioned by Metro Arts in association with 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art.

With a focus on the dialogues between the individual and the universal, Azadeh Hamzeii mines her personal history and cultural background as an Iranian based in Meanjin (Brisbane).

Hamzeii draws from a range of subjects and materials including votive offerings, beeswax, fishing hooks, her father’s old film negatives, and Keffiyeh, to investigate the localised significance of objects and the potential to elevate their meaning, creating a broader human narrative.

This exhibition is presented in 2021 at Metro Arts, in collaboration with 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art. Azadeh Hamzeii: A Tool is a Tool was commissioned by 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art in collaboration with Metro Arts in 2020 for 4A Digital. 


Artist Biography:

With a focus on the dialogues between the individual and the universal, Azadeh Hamzeii mines her personal history and cultural background as an Iranian based in Meanjin (Brisbane). Drawing from a range of subjects and materials including votive offerings, beeswax, fishing hooks, her father’s old film negatives and Keffiyeh, Hamzeii investigates the localised significance of objects and the potential to elevate their meaning, creating a broader human narrative. She is alumni of Queensland College of Art, Griffith University, held a Bachelor of Fine Arts majored in Interdisciplinary Sculpture Making and a Diploma of Photography from Tehran University, Fine Arts Department.