NotFair 2023
ALCHEMY

8 – 13 December 2023

333 Malvern Road, South Yarra VIC 3141

Biography

Kia Zand

Kia Zand is an Iranian-Australian artist born in southwest Iran. His work spans various mediums, from sculpture and photography to video and sound, focusing on socio-political transformation. His upbringing in a semi-traditional environment influenced the exploration of his current themes on transformation and adaptation. In the ‘Observatory’ series, the artist’s recent works exhibit a connection between nature and human experience. The sculptures in this series feature organic formations with eye-like apertures engraved onto rock formations, enabling the sculptures to observe the viewers metaphorically. “These materials have been able to resist the test of time and suggest stability and strength,” Zand notes. “Sculptures created with these materials allow viewers to see through them or feel watched by them. By doing so, they inquire about the means that force individuals to be constantly cautious and under surveillance. According to the ongoing colonial history, these prehistoric neglected materials provide a different perspective of breaking free from this watchful gaze.”

Works

Kia-Zand_Untitled-02A

Untitled (02A, Damascus Syria) 2023. Archival print. 44 x 31 cm.

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NotFair 2023 installation view.

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