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The David Tuck Library Presents: Secret Code | Nasim Makaremi

Nasim Makaremi Artist Statment:

“My artworks are inspired by women’s struggles, focusing on the pressures caused by societal expectations on women of the past and women of the future due to modern life, especially in some developing countries.

Many grandmothers and mothers recite poems memorized from local poets while weaving on a loom. Through traditional Persian textile patterns that I sew in sanitary pads, I honour that ritual while drawing a material connection. I mention sexual aspects of human life and magnify gender discrimination with censorship. To this aim, I use animal symbols, Persian imagery from the past, and women’s materials like pads and textiles”

Nasim Makaremi is an artist living in St. John’s NL, whose artwork deals with themes of sexuality, women’s experiences, and censorship. Makaremi graduated with a MSc in solid-state physics and has been painting and making artwork for 15 years. She has shown work in group exhibitions and has studied under several painting and drawing professors.
IG: @nasim.m_art