Within the Artist-in-Residence Program, CCA is delighted to host Toulu Hassani.

Hassani was born in Ahwaz, Iran, 1984. She will be staying in Studio Amarillo during October 2019.


Toulu Hassani studied at Hochschule für Bildende Künste Braunschweig and Facultad de Bellas Artes Valencia. Her works have been featured in various exhibitions including: Vom Hier und Jetz, Kunstverein Hannover, 2013: Conditions Change, HBK, Braunschweig and La Bonne Horse, Städtische Galerie Delmenhorst, Bonner Kunstverein. In 2012 Hassani received a fellowship from the Federal State of Niedersachsen and in 2013 a grant from the Kunstverein Hannover.


Hassani is a contemporary artist and her work moves along the boundaries of painting. To arrive at her images she uses various methods and materials such as oil paint, wood, epoxy resin and rawhide. Through the material the attention is focused on that which is to be seen. The reduction allows this to come to the foreground and convey its own (essential) contents. It is a question of challenging perception and the illusion behind structures and surfaces.