Sheida Samyi

Sheida Samyi

Villach, Carinthia, Austria

About Sheida Samyi

Sheida Samyi, half Iranian, born in august 1966, in Austria. Studies in marine biology. Computer artist and painter. Graphic design education in New York and Los Angeles (Parsons school of Design and School of Visual Arts). From 1996-2001 conceptualizer and art director of the project DUPLICATENCES together with poeter c.siegl. 1994- 2018 several exhibitions and installations in Vienna, London, New York, Germany. Creation of the first book you can read from both sides, with the title art is at its end - art never ends.
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After her education in Graphic Design at the Parsons School of Design in New York and freelancing in Los Angeles she works as a textartist mainly in the field of fine arts.
During years of developing a special type which you can read from both sides, the duplicatences (exhibitions in Vienna, London, New York/Guggenheim) and from the intense work on a book with the title "art is at its end - art never ends" grew out a very typical face. Her inscribed objects, photographs and videoinstallations emphasize the ambiguity of words and her changeabelness with any environment. In her lyrics (prize winner of the lyric competition of the National Library of German Poems, Carinthian Prize for Lyrics ), her theater productions (direction, script, video) her poetryfilms she also leaves more than customary room for free interpretation .


THE SERIES "BLICKLINKS" IS HER NEW FACE, WHICH IS A COMPOSITION OF HER TYPICAL FACE AND ITS REFLECTION. TO BE ABLE TO READ IT YOU HAVE TO TURN YOUR HEAD LEFT AND READ FROM THE BOTTOM TO THE TOP WHILE COVERING THE RIGHT SIDE. CARVED INTO PLASTER WALLS THEY GIVE AN ARCHAIC IMPRESSION BY LOOKING JUST LIKE UNKNOWN SIGNS AND AGAIN THIS CONTRADICTION IS WHICH MAKES IT SO FASCINATING.

OUT OF THAT I CREATED THE SERIES "FLYING CARPETS" WHERE I USED THE "BLICKLINKS" WORDS AND FORMED THEM INTO NEW PATTERNS, WHICH SEEM LIKE MANDALAS.

SERIES "TRASH POETRY/READING MINDS"

DESCRIBES UNEXPRESSED MOMENTS: MOMENTS OF CHILDHOOD, THEIR MEMORIES CHANGING WITH TIME; MOMENTS OF SILENCE, WHEN IT WOULD HAVE BEEN BETTER TO SAY SOMETHING; MOMENTS OF LONGING FELT AFTER INEXPRESSIBLE HAPPINESS; MOMENTS OF THOUGHTS WHICH, REJECTED, REMAIN UNRETRIEVED FROM THE PLACE WHERE WE LOST THEM-AND PERHAPS THESE ARE SO POWERFUL THAT WORDS ARE NOT ENOUGH TO DESCRIBE THEM.

I love to work with unusual imagery. I combine them with text. The image tells a story, the words do too, and together it´s yet another story. It´s a work against prejudice at first sight. In everything I do you find double meanings, in every painting, in my poems, in my computer art and very obviously in the textproject duplicatences, which is a worldwide new form of art text that can be read from either side. With this special typeface you can even change the language within one word. From German to English, to Spanish, to French and so on. My partner poeter c. siegl and I have been working on this project from 1996 to 2000. My biggest intention is to force people in some way to look more closely, to pay more attention, and so to find out that THERE ARE MORE THAN TWO WAYS OF SEEING ONE COLOR, ONE FACE, ONE WORD...ONE WORLD.


www.sheidasamyi.com
www.sheidasamyi.wordpress.com
www.iamshe.spreadshirt.at

Exhibitions

AUSSTELLUNGEN / EXHIBITONS

1994 The Dreamties / Malerei, Wien
1995 Gemischte Gefühle / Malerei, Wien
1996 – 01 Duplikatenzen / Künstlerduo Samyi / Siegl, 11 Ausstellungen:
Wien (Galerie Feichtner und Mizrahi, Brotfabrik...u.v.m)
London (Incubator Gallery, Truman Brewery)
New York N.Y. ( Noisia Men - New Vision: Sinnesoper, Guggenheim Museum)
2000 und 2010/11 Subtitle / Untertitel, Sioseh – Sissi Farassat (Englisch - Deutsche Texte mit phonetischem Gleichklang)
2002 Mc Art / Gemeinschaftsausstellung / Konzept Drive-In, Text T-Shirts, Wien
2003 wiendurchsieben / Gemeinschaftsausstellung / 100 Schriftbilder / Fotografie, Wien
2003 Auf den ersten Blick / Installation, Fotografie, Malerei, Wien
2003 Coloured Flowers / Wien
2004 Her Story Is Her Story Is Her Story / Gemeinschaftsausstellung, Möfstingshus Kopenhagen, Dänemark
2004 Liebe Grüsse aus Hasien / Fotografie, Jellybrainstudio, Wien
2004 Blumensprache / neuebuehnevillach, Villach
2004 Family Fair / Jellybrainstudio, Wien
2005 Fish & Barbie / Galerie Cinema Paradiso, St.Pölten,
2005 Kunst übergehen / Fotografie, Textkunstinstallation u. Performance, St.Pölten
2005 Blumensprache / Leipzig, Art Domain
2006 Blicklinks / Textinstallation, Innsbruck, Art Innsbruck
2006 Kunst übergehen / Textkunstinstallation / Performance, Villach, Glasbläserei Hechl
2006 Gemmakunstschaun / Gemeinschaftsausstellung, Villach
2006 Handgreiflichkeiten /Angriffsfläche / Textinstallationen / Fest der Sinne, Glasbläserei Hechl, Villach
2006 Lebenszeichen / Blicklinks, Freiraum, Jenbach
2006 Zeichentricks / Bambiland – Blicklinks / neuebuehnevillach, Villach
2006 Blicklinks / Kunstmesse, Innsbruck
2007 Blicklinks / Obelisk mit Metallbuchstaben, Kunst am Bau, Kufstein
2008 Trash Poetry / Designpfad Wien
2008 Gedanken lesen / Artdepot, Lange Nacht der Museen, Innsbruck
2009 I am she / Online Shop
2010 Trash Poetry / Gedichtband
2010 Gemmakunstschaun / Flying Carpets, Villach
2010 Kärntner Lyrikpreis, Klagenfurt
2012 Waterwor(L)Ds – Wasser(W)Orte / Gemmakunstschaun, Holiday Inn
2012 Trakl Remixed / Art Visuals & Poetry, Literaturhaus Salzburg
2012 Trakl Remixed / Art Visuals & Poetry, Das Werk, Wien
2014 Gleich / Even Poesiefilmdebüt / Museum am Bach, Austria
2014 Gleich / Even / International Film Poetry Festival 2014, Greece, Athens
2015 Persian Garden Carpets / 2 Schaukeln, Museum am Bach
2016 Das Künstlerinnenbuch / Zu früh um Einzugreifen / Villa Dessauer, Bamberg
2016 Das Künstlerinnenbuch / Zu früh um Einzugreifen / Galerie Freihausgasse, Villach
2016 Von Natur aus schön / Designing Beauty – Schöne Operationen, Museum am Bach, Austria
2018 Help Hopes - Hope Helps /Videoinstallation, Museum am Bach, Austria
2019 Help Hopes - Hope Helps / Photon Gallery, Ljubjana, Slo
2019 Nowhere / Now Here / Superparadiso / Museum am Bach, Austria
2019 Flying Carpets / Kunststrasse Imst, Tirol
2019 Trash Poetry / Fotografie, Künstlerinnen Für Amnesty International, Austria
2020 ws fhlt / Dinzschloss/ Austria / Illustrations, Textart
2020 Time flies / Videoinstallation / Museum am Bach/ Austria
2020 OPEN, Textinstallation. Mapping the Unseen, Austria