Batool Showghi was born in Iran and lives and works in London. Like one of her fellow Iranian born artists, Shirin Neshat, (whom she had been exhibited alongside in Iran) Batool Showghi’s work revolves around themes of culture, gender, history and identity. She is represented in a number of collections across the world, among them the British Library and Tate Modern.
During her visit Batool worked with our year 11 pupils on their current art and textile portrait project.
Batool showed pupils examples of her work which have recently been acquired by the British Museum, along with other commissioned pieces which form part of her portrait artist book.
Batool taught some of her techniques to our pupils. These combined used a range of textured image materials from passports, birth certificates, drawings, textiles and stitching them into intricate images and artist books.
Batool will return to visit the pupils later in the academic year to offer feedback in class and online on the projects they are currently working on.