Nahid Hagigat (Biographical details)

Nahid Hagigat (printmaker; painter/draughtsman; Iranian; Female; 1943)

Also known as

Hagigat, Nahid

Biography

Studied at Tehran University and moved to New York to continue her art education at New York University in 1968. Specialised in printmaking and focused on political topics in Iran; thesis was ten etchings of groups of workers in Iran, which are kept in NYU library; from 1973-1978, had several solo exhibitions in Iran and was one of the few female artists to address political issues at the time. After the revolution, was cut off from Iran and moved away from printmaking to painting; was relatively unknown until the Iran Modern exhibition at the Asia Society, New York (2013-2014).

Bibliography

Fereshteh Daftari and Layla Diba, “Iran Modern”, New York: Asia Society in association with Yale UP, New Haven, 2014.