Helia Hamedani

Helia Hamedani is an independent curator, working between Rome and Tehran. She is particularly interested in the intercultural field and collaborates with nonprofit cultural associations. She is a PhD student of Art History at La Sapienza University of Rome. Her doctoral research of the studies and visions of Ruyin Pakbaz, intends to narrate the state of Iranian historiography of art over the last 60 years. Hamedani writes for magazines on contemporary visual arts in Iran and Italy.

She will talk about cultivating the contact zone through artworks. The concept of contact zone refers to areas in which “two or more cultures communicate and negotiate shared histories and power relations” according to Mary Louise Pratt . Artworks can therefore be the space where different communities meet each other and create new meanings/narrations.

Photo: Ph. Luca Neve