Ramesch Daha

Ramesch Daha

Suomenlinna studios
Visual Arts / Artist | Austria
Residencies: 04.07.2018 — 29.07.2018

Ramesch Daha (1971, Tehran), based in Vienna since 1978, she studied with Georg Eisler (1990-1992), then studied in the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna (1994) and received her master degree in 1998. In her multi-part work complexes, the artist works with a variety of media, including painting, collage, video, and drawing, as well as documents from public and her personal archives. Based on extensive historical research, Daha, in her artistic work, connects biographical historical aspects, collective memories and historical-political events in new constellations. This involves extensive traveling and study visits to, among others, Vancouver, New York, London or Berlin.

Daha achieved broad international recognition with her yet uncompleted series Victims 9/11, in which she attempts to save the victims of the terrorist attack from oblivion by portraying every single one of them. Daha has been represented internationally in numerous solo and group exhibitions and publications, most recently in Creating Common Good (Kunsthaus Vienna, 2014), The Dignity of Man (Vienna, Sarajevo and Brno, 2014), raus hier (Kunstpavillon Munich, 2014) and in the show Meeting Points 7: Ten thousand deceptions and one hundred thousand tricks at the Belvedere / 21er Haus Vienna. Her works are represented in numerous art collections, including Albertina Vienna, Joanneum Graz, Kupferstichkabinett and the collections of the City of Vienna and the State of Lower Austria; in 2014, she received the Gmoser Prize of the Vienna Secession.