Together, Nasrin Tabatabai and Babak Afrassiabi established a bilingual magazine – also called Pages – in Farsi and English. The editorial approach of the magazine, and the artosts’ projects are closely linked and often described by them artists as 'attempts in articulating the indecisive space between art and its historical condition'.
Selected solo exhibitions include Seep, Chisenhale, London (2014); Two Archives, Tensta Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden (2013); Seep, Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona (2012); Two Archive, Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe, Germany (2011); The isle, MAK Center, Los Angeles (2009); Undecided utopias.., CASCO, Utrecht, Netherlands (2007) and Recreation, Musée des Beaux, Nantes, France (2004).
Selected group exhibitions include Muslim Mulliqi Prize, National Gallery of Kosovo, Pristina, Kosovo (2014); Moderation, Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam, Netherlands (2014); Prairies, Les Ateliers de Rennes Biennial, Rennes, France (2012); Gwangju Biennale, Korea (2012); Mutatis Mutandis, Secession, Vienna (2012); Istanbul Biennial (2011) and Seoul International Biennale of Media Art (2010).
This person was part of Sharjah Biennial 12
This publication is a guide for visitors of Sharjah Biennial 12: The past, the present, the possible.
Babak Afrassiabi and Nasrin Tabatabai’s work Plate It with Silver (2015) is a video set along the northern and southern shores of the Strait of Hormuz referencing peripheral relations to the waters from minor economic ventures like smuggling to possession-cult practices throughout the region.