How I Became an Artist: Hoda Kashiha

Art Basel

In a conversation with Hanno Hauenstein of Art Basel, Hoda Kashiha talks about how each era of her life contributed to her becoming an artist. Her teenage interest in painting grew through exposure to Iranian art and literature. Mohsen Vaziri-Moghaddam's book, 'Drawing Method Vol.1,' left a lasting impact. Pursuing art professionally, the artist seeks a balance between mind, body, and soul in her creative process. Performance, yoga, and singing contribute to her practice. Her works merge the canvas with the exhibition space, exemplified by the successful 'In Appreciation of Blinking' series exhibited in Tehran and Paris. After studying in the US, the artist felt disconnected from her homeland due to travel bans. Her daily routine and varied artistic style reflect a narrative-driven approach influenced by art history. Experimentation with embroidery, installation, and sculpture awaits her forthcoming solo show.

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May 29, 2023
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