‘Sheida Soleimani: Birds of Passage’ Will be Denny Gallery’s Final Exhibition




  • After over one-hundred exhibitions in three gallery spaces on two continents over ten-years, Denny Gallery will close its doors on October 7th, 2023, at the conclusion of Sheida Soleimani: Birds of Passage. We look forward to hearing about future endeavors and collaborations.

Denny Gallery is pleased to present Sheida Soleimani’s Birds of Passage from September 5 to October 7, 2023. In the newest installation of her series Ghostwriter, which opened at Providence College Galleries and Edel Assanti in London in 2022–23, and is currently on view at MFA Boston, Soleimani “ghostwrites” her parents’ lives: as pro-democratic dissidents targeted by the totalitarian regime in Iran after ’79; and as stateless refugees forced to seek asylum across Europe and in pre- and post-9/11 America. In these photographic assemblages, Soleimani creates palimpsests of memories as a way to reckon with the narratives that she herself has constructed throughout her life from her parents’ stories, drawings, notes, and artifacts of the seismic events that continue to shape their lives.

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