STPI is proud to present “The River is Within Us”, the first solo exhibition of UK-based artist Shirazeh Houshiary in Southeast Asia. She is known for her multimedia installations like Breath, a collateral event at the 55th Venice Biennale (2013), as well as the 2008 East Window for St Martins in the Fields in London. Additionally, she has completed several site-specific commissions within the fashion industry for notable figures like Jimmy Choo and Victoria Beckham. Though a sculptor, her unique preoccupation with painting, installation, film and architectural projects have set her apart from contemporaries Anish Kapoor and Richard Deacon, all of whom were part of the new British sculpture movement in the early 1980s.
This time, her readiness to test the relevance of paper in today’s digital age has propelled her to expand and push the boundaries of her earlier work. These fresh renditions at STPI continue to challenge our perception of similarities and dierences between cultures, with the ultimate emphasis on the absolute interconnection of humanity. Her latest works will be presented alongside Breath, which will be installed in the centre of the gallery.