SHAHREM ENTEKHABI
The main premise of my work is the transportation of ideas via live art and performative,
elements, fusing video, architecture, sculpture, drawing and photography. In particular, my
work is always framed within an urban setting and inspired by Charles Bauderlaire’s
writings on the 19th century concept of the Flaneur and diffusing the idea of urban space
being reserved for the practice and performance of the white, middle class, hetero-sexual
male. Instead I choose to highlight those individuals who would ordinarily be marginalized,
made invisible or forced into self-ghettoisation from the urban domain such as migrant
communities and their culture, particularly the communities from the Middle East and their
diaspora. The question of visibility and invisibility, therefore, has been a situation that I
actively explore within my practice. With reference to my earlier video works.

I transport this confrontation also in my sculptures and para-architectures. In installation
“M” (based on five lockers which four of them content the outfit and equipments of my
performed different migrant figures and an empty one, and five large mirror framed by
lights bubbles) I construct a sculpture of memories of myself and the others, trans-identity,
xenophobe, and Sinophobe.

In the par-architectures series Caution-Place, is the abstractive-sculptures build during the
performance series like “Attenzione’ or “Caution” developed in a useable architectures
building made of the caution taps. This Par-architectures/public-spaces give a temporary
platform for different performances uses by myself, other artists, and public.
Selected Exhibitions 2007
• Abwehr Performance Festival — Berlin, Germany
• Commè amaro stu ppane — Centre d'art Nei Liicht, Dudelange, Luxembourg
• IDEAL.LOOP — Espai Ubú, Barcelona, Spain
• Performs — Centre d'arts plastiques et visuels, Lille, France
• War of the Buttons — Århus Kunstbygning Center for Contemporary Art, Arhus, Denmark

Selected Exhibitions 2006
• It's been a long way, baby (solo exhibition) — Bunkier Sztuki, Krakow, Poland
• Something in Common (solo exhibition) — Galerie Anita Beckers, Frankfurt, Germany
• Krieg der Knoepfe — Ursula Blickle Stiftung, Germany
• Busan Biennale — Busan Museum of Modern Art, Busan, Korea
• Auflösung III (Realismusstudio) — Neue Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst (NGBK), Berlin, Germany
• Voiler - Dévoiler — Villa du Parc- Centre d’art Contemporain, Annemasse, France
• This Land Is My Land — Kunsthalle Nürnberg, Germany (catalogue)
• Berlintendenzen — La Capella, Barcelona, Spain (catalogue)
• Lost In Space. 19th Annual Images Festival — Vtape, Toronto, Canada
• dLux Media Arts international— Sydney Opera House, Sydney, Australia
• Almost Art — Slought Foundation, Philadelphia, USA
• Urban Creatures — Pori Art Museum, Pori, Finland (catalogue)
• Festival International de Film et Video de Creation, Beirut, Lebanon

Selected Exhibitions 2005

• Come Fly With Me, online-video-solo exhibition on www.tank.tv, London, UK
• Glub (solo exhibition) — Hopkins Hall Gallery, The Ohio State University, Columbus/OH, USA.
• Glub Installation (solo exhibition) —Art Gallery, The Ohio State University, Columbus/OH, USA
• Migratory Aesthetics (solo exhibition) — Theatre of the University of Amsterdam, Netherland
• Modell “Verpaßte Gelegenheit”— Brandenburgischer Kunstverein Potsdam, Germany (catalogue)
• In the Shadow of “Heroes” — ArtEast Social organization, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan (catalogue)
• Beograd nekad i sad — Prodajna Galerija, Beograd, Serbia & Montenegro (catalogue)
• KILID (solo exhibition) — Kunstfabrik am Flutgraben e.V., Berlin, Germany
• Bologna Flash Art Show — Sofitel hotel, Bologna (catalogue)

Selected Exhibitions 2004
• i? (solo exhibition) — PLAY Gallery for Still and Motion Pictures, Berlin, Germany
• GLUB (solo exhibition) — Case Art Gallery, CRW University, Cleveland/OH, USA (catalogue)
• Far near Distance. Neue Positionen Iranischer Kunst — Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin (catalogue)
• Schizorama  — National Center for Contemporary Art/NCCA, Moscow
• La Sage-femme y Spiral Woman —Museo de Pasió, Valadolid, Spain (catalogue)

Selected Exhibitions 2003
• Seat, permanent installation of the sculptur — Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin, Germany
• The 2nd International Kansk Video Festival — Kansk, Russia
• The Winners Takes It All..., Kunst- und Medienzentrum Adlershof/KMZA, Berlin, Germany