Hoopoe’s Story of Unity: A Civic Center Walk

Page from an illuminated manuscript of Conference of the Birds illustrated by Habiballa of Sava. New York Metropolitan Museum of Art. Public Domain.

Event Details

Saturday, December 2 | 4:00-6:00 pm 
Meet at SFAC Main Gallery 
Free and open to the public. Please RSVP to guarantee spot

Inspired by 12th century Persian poet Farid Attar’s The Conference of The Birds, artist Golbanou Moghaddas tells a new story of unity centered on the Civic Center through the book’s main character, a  Hoopoe, the wisest of the birds. Participants will be led on a walk through the Civic Center as the story is told.

About the Artist

Golbanou Moghaddas is an Iranian Narrative Visual Artist based in San Francisco, California. She moved from Tehran to London in 2008, where she completed an MA in Communication Design at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design. She is a winner of the Best of British Illustration award (2011), and the illustrator of The Book of Barely Imagined Beings, published by Granta Publication, UK, and Chicago Press, USA. In 2012 she was awarded an MFA Fellowship from San Francisco Art Institute, which brought her to the west coast. In the Bay Area, she has worked with Master Printer Paul Mullowney. She is a Murphy and Cadogan Contemporary Art Award winner (2013), a Manhattan Graphics Center Scholarship winner (2017), and a Kala Art Institute Fellowship Award (2017-2018). Her work was selected for IPCNY New Program: Winter 2018, and The 1st International Juried Print Biennale India. She has exhibited internationally at the Museum of London, Kensington Palace and Bankside Gallery in the UK, ORi Gallery Berlin, Empreinte Atelier de Gravure in Luxembourg, as well as SOMArts Cultural Center, Richmond Art Center, San Francisco Center for the Books, Arc Gallery, The Peninsula Museum, San Francisco Public Library Sklylight Gallery, and International Print Center New York, in the USA. She recently completed a commission for Ma Carte Des Merveilles a science and philosophy book by Les Belles Letters, a renowned publication based in Paris, France. Currently she is an Artist in Residence at Kala Art Institute in Berkeley, and a 2018 Affiliate Artist at Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito. golbanou-moghaddas.com


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