Her name, in most of the people’s mind, has been tied to the theatre’s workshops with the devout Barsisa and the Chained Prometheus, along with the great artists such as Iraj Anvar, Abbas Nalbandian, Fereydoun Ave, Bijan Safari, Arbi Avanessian.
Shahroo Kheradmand (1941) born into a cultural family. Her father was a painter, sculptor, and filmmaker, and her mother was a school principal. Her childhood and youth were full of the memories of her father’s coffee culture and theatres which she was witnessing while sitting in the Lalezar Street.
She abandoned the medical school halfway through and moved to Rome to study theatre in Alexander Forsen school, however, the path to her experiences did not end in Rome.
In 1968, she returned to Tehran and together with Iraj Anvar converted an old building to a workshop for theatre. Performing in the Soudabeh and Siavash theatre at the Tous Art Festival, and lecturing theatre in the Faculty of Fine Arts, as invited by Bahram Beizai, are among her activities.
In 1976, she returned to Italy on sabbatical which led her to reside permanently in Rome. Currently, she is teaching theatre and performing on stage. Acting in various theatres including Barsisa, Marat/Sade, Siddhartha and Kamala, Women of Trachis, Prometheus, Gilgamesh, the Jew of Malta, Plato, Imaginary Patient, Amphitryon, the Deceived Husband, Book of Arda Viraf, the Endless War, Energumens throughout Europe can be considered as the outcome of her activities.
Shahroo Kheradmand is now returning to her homeland to present a narrative of vivid colours, brush strokes and abstractions, inspired by the years of experience, and the combination of her eastern and western vision.
Aria Banou News Agency: CAMA Gallery represents an exhibition entitled Water and Soil showcasing works created by an Iranian prominent artist, Shahroo Kheradmand.
19 September, 2018