Elham Rahmati (IR)
Iranian visual artist Elham Rahmati has been working with political and social issues within the difficult political climate of Iran, concentrating mainly on gender identity issues which are visible in her paintings. The focus in the series of drawings “Not only will I stare. I want my look to change reality” lies in the looks. Looks that are seen as confrontational, as gestures of resistance and challenges to authority. The gaze is political, it can be dangerous.