Taraneh Hemami

Taraneh Hemami profile image

Taraneh Hemami engages in diverse strategies including installation, object and media productions, collective and participatory projects as well as curation to explore themes of displacement, preservation, and representation. Examining the careful crafting of images as propagated for power and political gain, Taraneh's recent explorations become commentaries on tools of manipulation and persuasion used across nations and histories. Her projects transform materials of history, archives of images and information into timelines, patterns and maps that draws connections between contradictory narratives. Her installations intermingle with the architecture of the spaces they occupy, complicating their identity and altering their function.She is the recipient of grants and fellowships from the Creative Capital, Creative Work Fund, San Francisco Arts Commission, California Council for the Humanities, Center for Cultural Innovation, and the Zellerbach Foundation as well as awards and fellowships from Kala Art Institute, Christensen Fund and the Fleishhacker Foundation. She has exhibited her works internationally for over a decade. She holds a MFA in Painting from California College of Arts and Crafts (CCAC), 1991.

Senior Adjunct Professor, Interdisciplinary Studies
Senior Adjunct Professor, Diversity Studies


BFA, University of Oregon; MFA, California College of Arts and Crafts

Website: www.taranehhemami.com