Against Communal Amnesia-(2021)

grand prize winner of the 2021 NSCAD Student Art Award

A part of Counter Memory Activism


Neda Agha Sultan was shot dead by unknown gunmen on June 20, 2009, in Amirabad, protesting the election results of the same year.


In the summer of 1988, thousands of political prisoners belonging to the Mojahedin Khalq militia group were sentenced to death by the Islamic Republic on retrial and buried in a mass grave in Khavaran.


On December 9, 2009, at 6:00 AM Tehran time, a Ukrainian plane number PS752 was shot down by two air defense missiles of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and crashed in the Khalajabad.


On December 27, 2017, in a symbolic gesture, Vida Movahed put her white scarf on the top of a rod and waved it in the air in protest of the mandatory hijab. This move created a new wave of protests against the forced hijab in Iran, and they were named “girls of Enghelab (Revolution) street.


Evin Prison is one of the largest prisons in Tehran that has various dreadful wards for political prisoners. Various security organizations of the Islamic Republic have their own independent and special units in Evin.


On June 16, 2009, during the silent demonstration against the election results of the same year, protesters were shot dead in a corner of Azadi Square from a building belonging to the Revolutionary Guards, killing and injuring dozens.