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Geopolitical Anamorphoses

Ghazel presents his new exhibition entitled “Geopolitical Anamorphoses” at Casa Bianca.
Ghazel deals with current issues such as geopolitical upheavals, the refugee crisis, the role of women in Islam, racism, East-West relations, with caustic humor and a critical attitude.

Ghazel was born in Tehran, Iran in 1966, and has participated in many international exhibitions and Biennales. Her story is of great interest as her art is intertwined with her life. In 1986 Ghazel left Iran to study in France. After studying film studies at the Université Paul Valéry in Montpellier and the Ecole Supérieure des Beaux Arts of Nimes, she returned to the Université Paul Valéry to obtain a Bachelor of Cinema Studies.
In 1997, after attempting to change her immigration status from student to permanent resident, Ghazel received a letter of deportation from the governor of Languedoc - Roussillon. This was a turning point in both her life and her artistic life.
As she says: "Until very recently I described myself as a nomad. As a hybrid Iranian nomad. Now I think it suits me better to say 'I am in transit'.
Today her work is widely recognized. In 2018 the French state awarded her the Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters. Symbolically, the Order was awarded at the National Museum of the History of Migration in Paris, where her Wanted (Urgent) posters have now been on permanent display since 2009.
Ghazel's work, is presented for the first time in Greece.

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