28 April 2024

Echoes of Home

Workshop with Asareh Ebrahimpour

Alserkal Arts Foundation

Starts 4:00 pm

Ends 7:00 pm

Venue Alserkal Arts Foundation

Warehouse 50/51


How do spaces shape the ways in which we breathe, move, and create?

Through various tactile art making exercises, breathing techniques, and exchange through conversation, art therapist Asareh Ebrahimpour invites us to pay close attention to our somatic and emotional responses to the spaces we move through, forging a meaningful link between architecture and the human body: our first home and refuge.

In dialogue with Alserkal Art Foundation's 2024 Public Art Commission, This is Not A Grave ,by artist and architect Dima Srouji, the workshop meditates on the three site-specific architectural interventions dotted across the Avenue: the Hearth, the Library, and the Sanctuary, reimagining each structure as a body in its own right.

: Sunday, 21 April 2024
: 4PM - 7PM
: Wh51, Common Room, Alserkal Arts Foundation


About the Artist

Asareh Ebrahimpour is a multi-cultured interdisciplinary artist and an experienced Art performer, originally from Tehran, Iran. based in Dubai, UAE since 1997, who holds a BA in Art & Interior Design, and Diploma of Expressive Art Therapy from Trauma informed practices and Expressive Art Therapy institute, USA , by Professor Cathy Malchiodi, and Art Therapy coaching from Transformational Academy, USA, and Diploma of Somatic Trauma therapy from Embody Lab Academy by Dr.Peter A.Levine and active member of the New Yorker dance company Loom Ensemble since 2015.

She is the winner of INDEX urban Playground, part of the Nomadic Dance Residency at Georgia, and is engaged in research based movement workshops in collaboration with movement researchers and international university lecturers from Italy, USA and Japan in Georgia.

She has been performing and exhibiting as a selected Artist at Invisible Dance Festival in Iran, Firetti Contemporary art gallery, World Art Dubai, DIFC, Showcase gallery, United Nations, Expo 2020, Sima Dance Company, Ajman Museum, DIFC, Oxford Art Festival, MIA art collections and many more.

Asareh works in various mediums but her primary focus is on pure improvisation & trusting senses, challenging the conventions of traditional forms of visual art. The primary tool in this process is her body which guides her to draw. The fusing of Asareh’s art and dance has allowed her to express herself in a singular manner in which the iterative exchange of these processes and divergent forms synthesize to allow her to express her inner vision to outer reality.