Siba Sahabi (Netherlands)
Siba Sahabi (b. 1979) is a German-Iranian artist. She creates installations, sculptures, objects and films. Her award-winning work has been exhibited internationally in museums and galleries such as Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes in Buenos Aires, Spazio Rossana Orlandi in Milan and Saatchi Gallery in London.
Through her work she explores and reconstructs the meaning of cultural identity. Sahabi is interested in how relationships around us determine who we are as individuals in our community, and how this ‘mould’ of our cultural identity changes when we are exposed to multiple cultures at the same time.
Sahabi translates her research on cultural identity into contemporary design through an interpretation of forms and concepts. She creates a wide range of centrepieces—from limited design editions to large-scale art installations.
Sahabi works with media such as film and photography to illuminate the context of her designed objects and to visualise her research through narrative. These processes of creating context and narration around her work extend to her international and cross-disciplinary collaborations, which form an important source of inspiration for her.