HK ZAMANI (HABIB KHERADYAR ZAMANI) – Monday, March 2nd, 2009
Iranian-born American HK Zamani (Habib Kheradyar Zamani) is a Los Angeles based artist and curator. His work can be located within the extended field of painting, ranging from paintings and objects to site specific, multi-media installations often including performances. His work is guided by multi-cultural influences ranging from ascetic Islam to psychedelia. He performed in the 2006 Prague Quadrennial and has exhibited at venues such as Kulturzentrum bei den Minoriten, Austria; Hohenthal und Bergen, Germany; Pierogi, New York; Kampa Museum, Czech Republic; and Lincart, San Francisco. His work is in the permanent collections of LA County Museum and Berkeley Museum of Art. He received a C.O.L.A. Grant in 2004, and a California Foundation Getty Grant in 2005. His work is represented by SolwayJones in Los Angeles. Zamani is the director of LBCC Art Gallery, and also the founder and director of both POST, a subversive venue for contemporary art in Los Angeles, (1995-2005), and its recent renewal as PØST.