Hemaseh Manawi Rad

To what extent does our origin determine who we are? Hemaseh’s work is a dialogue between cultures. Her Persian roots and current Western environment create friction in experiences. These triggers inspire her to create tactile and textile works that do justice to both cultures. Hemaseh tries to embrace the intermediate area between two cultures as one. The work balances between Middle Eastern and Western themes. The subjects visualised in the works are based on Hemaseh’s personal life, drawing from memories, traditions, stories and experiences. To feel at home, she chooses and models traditions from both cultures.

Her work is like a soft and poetic puzzle piece that connects the modern West and the Middle East. With sowing, weaving and tufting Hemaseh creates personal and expressive works which call on the viewer to identify with them. She challenges the viewer to enter non-Western perspectives and settings and seduces them to stay there.

• Exhibitions at Galerie Bart: Art Rotterdam 2023Between Here and There 2022


Hemaseh Manawi Rad (1995) a dutch based artist, living and working in Eindhoven. Graduated in 2018 AKV St. Joost, BA of Fine Arts. From 2020 to 2021 Hemaseh did the Inversion program by Talent hub Brabant where she was guided by various experts from the field for workshops, executive coaching, masterclasses and sessions. Hemaseh also did a residency at Witte Rook, a platform for visual arts and design in Breda. In 2018 Hemaseh has been nominated for the JBZ award by Jeroen Bosch Ziekenhuis, ‘s-Hertogenbosch.

Hemaseh has been exhibiting her art since 2015. Her work has been shown in various group and  solo exhibitions such as Housewarming at TAC in Eindhoven, Bad Feminist at Melkweg Expo in Amsterdam, Sofrehx at No Man’s Art Gallery in Amsterdam, Van Hier en Verder at KunstLoc in Tilburg and Mixed Nuts; Tales of our own perception as curator & artist at MaMA in Rotterdam.

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2023 •
09.10 Eindhovens Dagblad Perzisch tapijt met panterprint: Hemaseh Manawi Rad balanceert tussen twee culturen by Anneke van Wolfswinkel.

2021 •
19.10 Witte Rook Inversie op This Art Fair by Benjamin Schoones.
27.09 Indebuurt Eindhoven Kunstenaar Hemaseh over haar gemixte roots: ‘Mijn kunst is traditioneel in een modern jasje’ by Anna van den Berg.
29.08 Mister Motley Druk om te pres(en)teren – This Art Fair 2021 by Puck Kroon.
26.08 De Volkskrant Op kunstbeurs This Art Fair is de kunstenaar aan zet: zélf opbouwen, zélf presenteren, zélf verkopen by Sarah van Binsbergen.
25.08 Het Parool Drie kunstenaars over This Art Fair: ‘Beperking stimuleert de creativiteit’ by Edo Dijksterhuis.

2020 •
23.08 The TittyMag Sunday Scroll #46: Wie is Hemaseh Manawi Rad?
06.02 NAP nieuws Kunstenaars Melkweg Expo ‘Bad Feminist’ vieren diversiteit by Melisa Can.

2019 •
12.12 Witte Rook Hemaseh Manawi Rad: overloop tussen Nederlandse en Iraanse cultuur by Kyki Vermaire.
28.08 MaMA The House of Manawi Keke is een house geïnspireerd op houses uit de drag cultuur, met een beeldende kunst twist.

Hemaseh Manawi Rad