Parsa Kamehkhosh

PARSA KAMEHKHOSH (b. 1985) is a designer, visual, and performance artist, currently based in Helsinki. His practice explores the matter of “being in the world” in the context of the interaction between daily life and the experience of life on the existential level. His work often employs objects and materials that manifest contemporary human everyday aesthetics and various “religious” narratives that define the position of humans in relation to the universe and beyond. His works maneuver on the borders of the inner and external world, natural and supernatural, seen and the unseen.

Kamehkhosh works across media, ranging from sculpture to installation and performance art, and has mostly exhibited in Europe, the Middle East, and the US. He holds a Master’s degree in Visual Cultures, Curating, and Contemporary Art from Aalto University.

One of the projects I’m proceeding with in my studio is a collection of sculptures/objects that revolve around the aesthetics of nearness and joints. This collection is called Proximity and it is about an “aesthetic aura” that appears from the juxtaposition of irregularity and geometry, organic and industrial. Since May 2021, I’ve been more engaged with designing and building the different components of the sculptures and over this residency, I’ve had the chance to start the assembly phase and finalize some pieces of this collection to be shown at Tokyo Arts and Space Hongo 2022-23.

The final weeks of the residency are allocated to prepare for an upcoming solo show at Myymälä2 gallery in June. This exhibition shows the documentation of a series of five performances I did last year under the title of “Saturdays”. Besides, I’ve also been developing a performance piece inspired by my daily walks and observations around the Island to be presented during the open studios event.

Parsa Kamehkhosh’s residency is part of the HIAP Residency Programme for Finnish and Finland-based artists and art professionals.