Atefeh Hekmat was born 1972 in Tehran, Iran. She has a degree in Psychology from Azad University, Tehran. Hekmat also studied photography in Iran and has worked as a professional photographer for Emetis Talar Wedding Function Centre. She has been painting landscapes and figurative work for the last 15 years under the tutelage of Ostad Jafar Shahir in Tehran. After opening her own art gallery, Hekmat developed several exhibitions with support of art teachers and friends. She wored as an assistant painter for four years in Iran, learning different styles of painting. Hekmat was invited to work with Tehran Municipality, a job offer she was not able to take as she had to leave the country and come to Australia to seek asylum. She has since shown her work at SSI"s Art is our Voice exhibition and a number of community and women-focused events.

Hekmat"s artistic practice centres on oil and acrylic painting on canvas. She has a great love of nature and her works predominately reflect the changing moods of the landscape. Her works are dynamic and represent her desire to connect with her inner journey as an artist.

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Work Experience

2007- 2010
Photographer, Emetis Talar Wedding Function Centre, Tehran
Gallery Director, Tehran Iran

1997- 2015
Freelance Artist

Selected Exhibition Record

Visual artist in Heartdancers charity
Teacher for seniors from Chinese background

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Visual artist in SSI

Visual artist and art teacher

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Visual artist in Heartdancers charity
For kids to multi culture
[email protected]
M.‭0449 954 065‬

Solo exhibition
Blacktown hospital

New beginnings

Project[504] Art Space, 504 Pacific Highway, St Leonards NSW
14 - 28 May 2016

Demonstration at Fragmented
Project[504] Art Space, 504 Pacific Highway, St Leonards NSW
21 May 2016

Iranian Art & Craft Exhibition
StirrUp Gallery, 142 Addison Rd, Marrickville NSW 2204
17th - 20th March, 2016

LIVE PAINTING at Iranian Art & Craft Exhibition
StirrUp Gallery, 142 Addison Rd, Marrickville NSW 2204
20th March, 2016

Refugee Expressions
The Muse Gallery, Sydney TAF, Harris Street,
3 - 18 March 2016

New Beginnings, Refugee Arts & Culture Festival, Addison Road Community Centre
June 20, 2015

LIVE PAINTING at SSI Mothers Day Celebration
Lachlan’s Old Government House, Parramatta
May 12, 2015

Iranian Women Visual Artists Collective-Australia Launch exhibition; 107 Projects Gallery, Redfern
September 30 - October 4, 2015

Art is Our Voice was an exhibition curated and produced by Settlement Services International (SSI) showcasing the work of 15 refugee and asylum seeker artists.

Verge Gallery, University of Sydney, Darlington Campus
May 14-22, 2014

Limelight Gallery, Sydney TAFE, Ultimo
June 14-30, 2014

Foyer Exhibition Space, Holroyd City Council, Merrylands
June 18-30, 2014

StirrUp Gallery, Addison Road Community Centre, Marrickville
October 13-19, 2014

ART SHOWCASE at SSI Community Kitchen
Auburn Centre for the Community, Auburn
February 17, 2014

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