Sanam Khatibi, ‘My tong be torn out by its roots, should I ever lie to you’, 2017, Rodolphe Janssen

About Sanam Khatibi

Informed by a rich understanding of art history, Sanam Khatibi approaches her allegorical investigation of human nature, desires, and impulses from a unique and socially conscious perspective. In self-contained and evocative works, Khatibi appeals to primal instinct and artistic tradition, expressing emotional ambiguity and contradiction, rendered against a fantastical, dynamic visual landscape. The Iranian artist lives and works in Belgium, channeling her magical naturalism through paintings, tapestries, and sculptures. Khatibi’s enigmatic style recalls contemporary animation, Ukiyo-e paintings, and Hieronymus Bosch while creating a totally separate and unique visual experience.

Belgian, b. 1979, Tehran, Tehran Province, Iran, based in Brussels, Belgium

Solo Shows

2017
Rodolphe Janssen, 
Brussels,

Group Shows

2018
Florence,
L'immagine e il suo doppio
2015
Brussels,
Group show- Every Day I'm...