Nargess Hashemi (born 1979) lives and works in Tehran. Her works are intimate observations of the dualities that permeate her daily life in Iran by using a diverse range of techniques and materials including monoprinting, macramé, graph paper, and acetate. Her style is continuously evolving, from her largely figurative works depicting intimate, domestic, and celebratory scenes, to her most recent works in which she uses graph paper to experiment with more abstract, geometric compositions. The use of pattern is one dominant element in Hashemi’s work, which she uses in its many varying forms as both literal and abstract manifestations of the influence of environment and tradition. In her latest works, Hashemi investigates her ideas within spatial planning, reimagining architecture, and networks with unthinkable freedom. Among her most recent solo exhibitions are Reimagining a city, HOMA Art Gallery, Tehran (2023) and I will build a tall city interconnected by cul-de-sacs, Khak Gallery, Tehran and Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde, Dubai (2019 and 2018).