About Me

Asefeh Tayebani

I make objects that have been assigned a specific purpose, but present them as something else. Introducing materials as metaphors or objects as symbols, are one of my main interests.
My work is often informed by a dash of dark humor, I find dark humor to be a very effective tool to deliver my concept together with very delicate, detailed objects that I make. I enjoy the discrepancy between this dark humor and serious time-consuming hand made objects. I like to make jewellery as something other than decorative element, but more as an extension to the body. I’m very interested to see how people handle things, their gestures and to make hand related objects which often results in making jewellery-looking works with details; small objects that require lots of time and preparation.

Exhibitions:
Precious Burden, Mediamatic, Amsterdam, December 2019
Ornamental Rest, collaboration with Rosita Kær, Laurel project space, Amsterdam, October 2019
"Hold my hair, Louise", collaboration with Rosita Kær, Ellen de Bruijne Projects, Amsterdam, July 2019
Half Cunabula, collaboration with Rosita Kær, Amsterdam, May 2019
Graduation show, Gerrit Rietveld academie, Amsterdam, July 2018
Butzkebad, Schaufenster, Berlin, February 2018
Rietveld at KunstRai, KunstRai, Amsterdam, May 2017
Uncut, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, March 2017
Cooking the kitchen, Mediamatic, Amsterdam, December 2016
What design can do for violence, Muziekgebouw aan‘t IJ, Amsterdam, June 2016.
Uncut, Vlaams Cultuurhuis de Brakke Grond, Amsterdam, April 2016

Lectures and presentations:
Precious Burden, Lecture in collaboration with Anna de Hooge, Mediamatic, December 2019 (Supported by Stimuleringsfonds)

Awards and grants:
Commisioned award design proposal for Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds, April 2017
But you don't look autistic, accepted grant proposal by Stimuleringsfonds, September 2019

Internship:
Studio drift April 2017 to July 2017

Education:
Interior Design, TAFE college, Tehran branch.
DesignLAB, Gerrit Rietveld academie, Amsterdam