Shima Aghaaminiha & Shamim Aghaaminiha
Don’t Forget to Count Your Blessings
The following text was co-authored by Shima & Shamim Aghaaminiha in response to Christina Hajjar’s exhibition: Don’t Forget to Count Your Blessings at Neutral Ground, April 9 – May 21, 2022.
SHIMA AGHAAMINIHA is a ceramic artist whose work extends to performance and installation. She earned her BFA degree in handicraft from Tehran University of Art. Aghaaminiha was born and raised in Iran, and its patriarchal religious system informs her work. Human rights issues such as freedom of speech and beliefs and feminism are the main subjects of her artworks.
SHAMIM AGHAAMINIHA is an artist. Her works include ceramic sculpture, installation, and performance. She received a Bachelor in Handicrafts from Tehran University of Art. She is currently an MFA student at the University of Regina. Through her art, she explores her experience in Iran, as a girl living with a strict Muslim family, in a country under dictatorship. She opens Iran’s gate for the international audiences to know what is going on Iranian.