Hamidreza Jadid
UNTITLED, CITY OF BIRDS, 2014
Acrylic and mixed media on canvas

The Griffin is excited to welcome Vancouver-based artist Hamidreza Jadid to our Artist-in-Residence program from February to April. Jadid works in painting, sculpture and installation, and recently received his Masters in Fine Arts from the School for the Contemporary Arts, SFU. His work addressees his long-term conceptual dialogue with memory and history, exploring elements of Islamic culture and architecture as metaphors to address the central themes of religion and history. Through references to the history of Persian mysticism and its literary tradition, which meld romance and eroticism, Jadid looks to develop a political aesthetic of metaphor as the basis for his reflections on the contemporary situation of Iranian politics and culture.