Shahpour Pouyan in Art Review Asia

Rahel Aima, Art Review Asia, March 1, 2018

Rahel Aima reviews Shahpour Pouyan's third solo exhibition at Lawrie Shabibi, titled My Place is the Placeless:


"Shahpour Pouyan chose to respond forensically. Four years ago, the Iranian artist took a DNA ancestry test to reveal a personal genetic makeup that spanned 33 countries, from Norway to Bhutan. The results, which have been parlayed into the ceramics, sculptures and altered images of My Place is the Placeless, suggest the perfect clapback. Implicit in this kind of diaspora art is the search for origins, and who can argue with science?"