ICY and SOT

1985 & 1991

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ICY and SOT

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1985 & 1991

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368
Biography

Born and raised in the Islamic Republic of Iran, ICY and SOT have experienced first-hand a life of risk and repression in the name of art. Working covertly in the streets of the country's silenced cities for many years, the two brothers used their creativity to actively engage with their fellow compatriots, sowing wherever and whenever possible the seeds of hope and compassion in the name of freedom, truth, and social justice. Currently based in New York, and working all over the world, the two brothers have managed to turn their original creative dissent into a bold, poetic practice that has become internationally renowned for its use of simple yet high-impacting imagery that continues to give voice to their ardent struggle for a better world. Working both indoors and outdoors, their unique visual language has been delivering powerful, moving statements on the present-day human condition, tackling important issues such as human rights, homelessness, exploitation, women's rights, the plights of migrants and refugees, climate change, or the pitfalls of capitalism, among many others, demonstrating that art and activism are still important tools in an age of growing social indifference, numbness, and alienation.

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Born and raised in the Islamic Republic of Iran, ICY and SOT have experienced first-hand a life of risk and repression in the name of art. Working covertly in the streets of the country's silenced cities for many years, the two brothers used their creativity to actively engage with their fellow compatriots, sowing wherever and whenever possible the seeds of hope and compassion in the name of freedom, truth, and social justice. Currently based in New York, and working all over the world, the two brothers have managed to turn their original creative dissent into a bold, poetic practice that has become internationally renowned for its use of simple yet high-impacting imagery that continues to give voice to their ardent struggle for a better world. Working both indoors and outdoors, their unique visual language has been delivering powerful, moving statements on the present-day human condition, tackling important issues such as human rights, homelessness, exploitation, women's rights, the plights of migrants and refugees, climate change, or the pitfalls of capitalism, among many others, demonstrating that art and activism are still important tools in an age of growing social indifference, numbness, and alienation.

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