Semco Salehi is a multidisciplinary artist based in Toronto. His practice centres on film and phototaxis, to explore the multi-faceted aspects of the human condition.
Teazy- /ˈTːzi/ is an old Iranian slang term used on the streets of Iran, referencing sharp weapons such as blades and knives. Synonymous with hooliganism, it signifies a rhythm of life beating against normalcy, living on the edge, contrary to the status quo.
Photo & Video Installation
Pahlevan and his wife
Pahlevan and his wife” is a vivid representation of the experience of many immigrants, who live an insular existence by only following the culture and traditions they left behind.
Single channel Video
Semco Salehi’s exhibition, Di-Gi Zoorkhooneh, is a microcosm of the inherent contradictions in a society whose identity is being constantly put to the test, one in which reconciling traditional values, its indigenous evolution and imported westernization come to represent an existential challenge.
© Semco Salehi 2019