Haleh Jamali is an Iranian artist, who views video art as a storytelling tool that creates immersive experiences that resonate deeply with viewers’ emotions. Passionate about exploring themes of identity and societal issues, Haleh wants to challenge stereotypes and misconceptions about Iranian culture, while also shedding light on the challenges and complexities faced by individuals within her society. She wants her art to contribute to the cause of gender equality and promote a more inclusive world. 

Haleh sees this residency as crucial to her artistic evolution as it will allow her to delve into concepts, themes, and techniques without any external restrictions or limitations. Collaboration and cultural exchange with diverse artists will enrich her artistic palette and broaden her perspective. 

“The unwavering courage and resilience of women who strive for their equality deeply inspire me. I utilise painting and video art as a platform to amplify their voices, their stories, their struggles, and their triumphs.” 

Landscapes & Horizons is a new fully funded group residency for five Scotland-based artists and cultural practitioners, open to people aged over 40, from refugee and other migrant backgrounds. Hosted by Cove Park in collaboration with Luminate, Scotland’s creative ageing organisation, and Cross Borders at Scottish Refugee Council.

Image provided by the artist.