The first UK solo exhibition by Nasrin Tabatabai and Babak Afrassiabi, produced in partnership with Delfina Foundation and co-commissioned with the Museum of Contemporary Art Barcelona (MACBA).
In 2004 Nasrin Tabatabai and Babak Afrassiabi founded Pages, a collaboration that encompasses various joint projects and the production of a bilingual magazine in Farsi and English titled Pages. Their projects and the magazine's editorial approach are closely linked, both described by the artists as "attempts in articulating the indecisive space between art and its historical condition."
Their work has been featured in solo and group exhibitions internationally, including: Two Archives, Tensta konsthall, Stockholm (2013); Seep, MACBA, Barcelona (2012); Prairies, Les Ateliers de Rennes Biennial, Rennes (2012);ROUNDTABLE, 9th Gwangju Biennale (2012); Untitled, 12th Istanbul Biennial (2011); Two Archives, Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe (2011); Melanchotopia, Witte de With, Rotterdam (2011); Trust, Mediacity, Seoul (2010); The Isle, MAK Center/ Schindler House, Los Angeles (2009); Documenta 12, magazine project, Kassel (2007); and Como viver junto, 27th São Paulo Biennial (2006).
Tabatabai and Afrassiabi live in Rotterdam and work both in the Netherlands and Iran. Currently they are Advising Researchers fine art at the Jan Van Eyck Academy, Maastricht, the Netherlands. For more information please see:www.pagesproject.net.
Nasrin Tabatabai and Babak Afrassiabi’s exhibition is supported by the Mondriaan Fund, Amsterdam and the Caspian Arts Foundation.
Chisenhale Exhibitions Partner 2013: Fiorucci Art Trust