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  • Daa Art, launched in 2022, emerged out of our shared vision to create a global platform for contemporary artists, and...
    Daa Art, launched in 2022,  emerged out of our shared vision to create a global platform for contemporary artists, and aspires to promote critical conversations and creative exchanges between them. 

     

    The platform was founded by a couple Sareh Javid (Ph.D. in history of art from The School of Oriental and African Studies) and Alireza Rahnama (Ph.D. from Imperial College London) out of their shared goal to make inaccessible art, accessible to everyone worldwide. Later in the journey, the contemporary artist, Ala Jazayeri (UK based Iranian artist) joined the team to bring a fresh and artistic vision to Daa Art. Daa Art endeavours to represent a wide range of artists, while being committed to provide more space for Iranian artists, UK based artists, female-identifying artists, recent graduates and emerging artists.
     
    It is our ambition to create a platform that will become a major resource upon which artists, collectors, researchers, as well as the broader artistic community might draw in the future.

     

    About the founders

    Sareh Javid is a researcher and art historian with research interests in the relationship between image, time and space. She received her Ph.D. from The School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in 2016. She was, also, the recepient of the prestigious Kamran Djam scholarship. Her Ph.D. thesis is a theoretical analysis of Kiarostami's cinema through Deleuzian notion of time-image. Her academic articles include Towards A New Political Image: Kiarostami's Nama-ye Nazdik (Close-Up) published in Third Text.
     
    Sareh also has a MA degree in History of Art/Archaeology from SOAS where she studied and analysed Persian miniature through various philosophical lenses. Prior to that, she gained a PG diploma from University College London where she became familiar with 17th and 18th century Italian and French art and architecture. She also has a MA in graphic design and communication from the University for Creative Art (UCA) and a BA in visual relations from the University of Art & Architecture (Tehran, Iran).

     

    Alireza Rahnama is a researcher with a research interests in general intelligence and the relationship between art and science in general and between artificial intelligence and art in particular. He gained his PhD from Imperial College London in Computational Materials Science. He previously worked as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Warwick where he worked at the interface of statistical physics, mathematics and computer science. He authored >25 scientific papers in the field of mathematical/statistical modelling and the application of data science tools in materials science. During his Ph.D., Alireza had the opportunity to collaborate with several artists from Royal College of Art to develop new materials with desired properties that could be used for their artistic purposes.