Two artists from the Sultanate of Oman have been selected for the Third International Biennale in Tashkent. They have been chosen to exhibit their work and do presentations on techniques of art. Dr Nasser Palangi and Farideh Zariv will take part in the Biennale from November 8 to 13.
Dr Palangi is an associate professor in the Scientific College of Design (SCD) fine arts department, Muscat. He feels that every family and country has its own history, objects, patterns and culture. He is happy over his participation in the Biennale and feels he will learn from it and contribute to the art fraternity in the world.
Zariv is an Australian/Iranian artist. She came to the Sultanate of Oman in 2017 and has participated in solo and group exhibitions around the world. She has been a practising artist for thirty years, and she has twenty years of experience as a gallery director and art curator in Iran (Middle East Art Gallery) and Amin Art gallery, as well as in Australia (Palangi Art Gallery).
She is very happy about the growing art scene in the Sultanate of Oman. “The country holds me and motivates me as an artist,” she said.
In 1998, she received a special prize for her painting related to the ‘Women during the war’ from Khoramshahr Museum in Iran in 2000. She was involved with the world’s longest painting organised by MEDECINS Sans Frontiers in Dubai, Emirates. Her works have been exhibited in different countries in Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, America, Malaysia, China, Mexico, Canada, Emirate, the Sultanate of Oman and many other places.