Elham Hemmat

Elham Hemmat, Docile Bodies 1, sculpture, c. 23 x 4 x 1 cm

Year: 2019

Medium(s): ceramic

(It can be hung using a thin cord at the back)


Shipping - This work is part of an exhibition. It can be collected from Tuesday 3 October from the Island Arts Centre, Lisburn / shipped in 3-5 working days after 30 September.

Return - This work is not eligible for return if bought in person at the exhibition (eligible for return only if bought online).

Artist - Selected Recognitions

  • Award-winning artist (winner of several awards, including the first prize at the International Biennial of Theatre Poster in Rzeszow, Poland and the first prize at the Fadjr International Theatre Festival in Teheran, Iran)
  • Works in various public collections (including those of the Museum of Modern Art in Toyama, Japan and the Museum of Human Rights in Canada)
  • Extensively exhibited internationally in many countries around the world
  • Saatchi artist

Further information

In a series of ceramic sculptures called ‘Docile Bodies’, Hemmat takes a stance against discrimination based on stereo-types as she highlights the uniqueness of each human being. She explains that ‘since the body represents the human, a symbol of an individual and the boundaries that separate him/her from other individuals, this project emphasises the diversity of the sculptures as having different shapes, colours, patterns, words and textures. These works have been based on studies on creation, mythology, gestation, images and sculptures from the Palaeolithic and Neolithic era, and primitive tribal art.'

Find out more on the artist's page.