Around Town: Exhibit and Opening Reception: SYNERGY by Serge Hamad & Sepideh Vahidi

Sat, July 11, 2015 6:00 pm at Cafe Nadery

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SYNERGY by Serge Hamad & Sepideh Vahidi

Date: Saturday July 11th
Time: 6-9pm
Location: Cafe Nadery, 16 W 8th Street, New York, NY 10011

Cafe Nadery is pleased to announce the opening of our July Exhibition, Synergey: An Elaborate Collaboration between Serge Hamad and Sepideh Vahidi

Exhibit Ongoing from July 11th to July 31st
12pm to Midnight (Mondays-Fridays)
11am to Midnight (Saturdays and Sundays)


Serge Hamad, renowned French-Algerian visual artist and photographer, has taken visionary photos of his surroundings. Sepideh Vahidi, well-known Iranian singer and visual artist, has drawn scenes of her everyday life upon them. Through his camera lens and unique vision, Hamad found the precise scenes in which Vahidi’s drawings could live and absorb one in their spectacle.



Serge Hamad is a renowned French-Algerian visual artist and photographer based in New York. Hamad has created a diverse body of photographic and graphic art work exploring a range of subject matters, from Human Rights to figure studies, and his recent abstract photographs portraying distilled images of his surroundings.

His documentary work has focused on poverty, war crimes, censorship, and discrimination. He has exhibited extensively in the USA and internationally as part of solo and group exhibitions. He is well recognized for his series, Take a Stand, a poignant series of portraits reflecting on Iranian prisoners, women’s issues, and LGBT rights. Check below for more on Serge Hamad:

Born in Tehran, Iran, Sepideh Vahidi studied Persian folklore and traditional Persian music under some of the finest masters of this art. Weaving the transparent layers of many emotions into a sound that could not be defined by the name of a land with borders became her tradition. However Sepideh’s vocals have deep roots in her Iranian identity, femininity, and very much influenced by Persian poetry. Living in America, Sepideh studied Fine Arts at the University of Michigan, once again using layers as her primary tool. Both in her vocals and her visual artworks, she folds and unfolds, twist and turns notes to express the happiness, pain, love, grief, hope, nostalgia, and memories that haunt her in life. Check below for more on Sepideh Vahidi:

Negin Sharifzadeh is a curator, animator, and artist based in Brooklyn. She is currently the Visual Arts Curator at Cafe Nadery in New York, where she has already mounted 9 shows. Her past curatorial and exhibition projects include shows for Alwan for the Arts, South Asian Women Creative Collective, and independent pop-up galleries.

Through her curatorial work, Negin creates spaces for dialog, conversation, and collaboration among artists from around the world. Her shows explore the intersection between personal artistic expression and collective social identities, offering audiences the opportunity to develop more nuanced understanding of diversity in culture and creation. She has built a particular focus on both bringing greater visibility to the work of women artists of color, and finding opportunities to make art more immediately accessible outside the bounds of formal gallery and museum settings.

As an artist herself, Negin approaches the work of curation as another artistic discipline, using the tools of selection, composition, arrangement, and installation, to create unique and compelling experiences based on the theme and the details of the physical location. Check below for more on Negin Sharifzadeh:

Last updated: 2015-07-09 20:55:18

SYNERGY, Exhibit by Serge Hamad & Sepideh Vahidi
SYNERGY, Exhibit by Serge Hamad & Sepideh Vahidi

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