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ABOUT

Pomegranar is a virtual art gallery created by Yasaman Nouri and presented in four installments: Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter. It tells a year’s story through original artwork, short films, and music. Pomegranar showcases interdisciplinary creations with narratives of the ordinary in a Surrealist universe featuring pomegranate people. Along with new artwork, each seasonal exhibit brings a unique take on the themes of love, loss, belonging, and togetherness while apart. Yasaman began Pomegranar during the COVID-19 shutdown to give emerging artists a digital outlet for professional development and creation.

Yasaman is the featured artist and creator of the gallery. She draws on her Persian background for this project. Pomegranates (or anar/انار in Farsi) are a cherished fruit in Persian culture. The name Pomegranar combines both the English and Persian words to signify the coexistence and conflicts of both identities within the artist.

Pomegranar’s first exhibit, Spring, premiered around Norouz/نوروز, which is the Persian celebration of receiving the new year, the Spring Equinox. The finale exhibit will take place around Shabe Yalda/شب یلدا , which is the celebration of the longest night of the year, the Winter Solstice, and where pomegranates are an essential part of the table.

WINTER TEAM

Yasaman Nouri
Artist
Executive Producer
Project Manager

Yasaman Nouri
Artist
Executive Producer
Project Manager

Lyssa Tino
Web Design & Development

Lyssa Tino
Web Design & Development

Domenique Arnold
Production Design

Domenique Arnold
Production Design

Melanie Petriw
Social Media Manager & Assistant Producer

Melanie Petriw
Social Media Manager & Assistant Producer

Sofia Demidova
Fundraising, Outreach & Accessibility Coordinator

Sofia Demidova
Fundraising, Outreach & Accessibility Coordinator

Dylan Pun
Film Director

Dylan Pun
Film Director

Jimmy Nguyen
Composer

Jimmy Nguyen
Composer

Marc De Acetis
Director of Photography

Marc De Acetis
Director of Photography

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