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Ala Ebtekar

Born in 1978, Berkeley, United States

Lives and works in San Francisco, United States, Tehrān, Iran, Islamic Republic of


Ala Ebtekar’s work can be characterised by the phrase ‘shedding light’. The media employed by Ebtekar is varied, with the artist working in photography, drawing, collage, painting, ceramics, text and installation. His practice extends even further to bookmaking, the illumination of manuscripts, and Iranian coffeehouse painting. Ebtekar investigates and interprets the possibilities of the universe and cosmology and is interested in notions of time and space that extend beyond the human experienc...Read more