Joubeen Mireskandari (b. 1979 London-England) and Sogol Kashani (b.1979 Tehran-Iran) are visual artists-curators based in Tehran, Iran. They both studied at University of Science and Culture Tehran. They work together as a collaborative art duo. Their curatorial platform, formed in 2010, is titled “SOGOL & JOUBEEN” and is dedicated to different forms and aesthetics of artistic projects alongside their individual activities.
“SOGOL & JOUBEEN” do believe contemporary Iran is undergoing a lot of changes. Uncertainty in social, economical and cultural fronts has created alterations, none of which are relevant to the past. Consequently a lack of identity is innate in these transformations. A thirst for modernity mixed with imported ideas not loyal to and/or less conscious of our past beliefs, is going to build a future far from our imagined utopia. Their focus is on the analysis of every small or big thing which remains underrated, undercover or ignored in order to explore how they relate to todays confused social context.
2023 – “BETWEEN OUR WALLS”, Les Rencontres d’Arles, Arles, France
2019 – “A HOUSE / SECOND CUT”, Platform28 / Tehran, Iran
2016 – “ANIMAL WITHIN” Group Photo Exhibition, No.6 Gallery / Tehran, Iran
2013 – “FINAL ENCORE II” Group Installation Exhibition, Dastan Gallery / Tehran, Iran
2012 – “FINAL ENCORE I” Group Installation Exhibition, Azad Art Galley / Tehran, Iran
FILM & VIDEO
2022 – “Fete de la musique” video, La France en Iran
2017 – “EIGHT TO TEN THIRTY” – Directing music documentary
2019 – Cite International Des Arts, Paris-France
2022 – THE RENCONTRES D’ARLES CURATORIAL RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP, Arles-France