Ashkan Sepahvand,

writer, researcher, translator
Ashkan Sepahvand was born in 1984. He has spent a few months in Damascus amongst artists, tourists, and secret agents in a temporarily utopian commune, a summer in Tehran where he fell in love, a year in Beirut where he stared at the sea, thought of comings and goings, someones and no ones, and an autumn in Berlin, collaborating with his dearest friend Natascha on a schoolbook. He and his loved ones search together for places to spend the night, way stations en route between here and there. Currently, he is watching the people, listening for echoes, relaying transmitted signals and sensing that his body provides all the resistance necessary.

Artist Book: seeing studies, 2011.
Edited by Natascha Sadr Haghighian and Ashkan Sepahvand, produced by dOCUMENTA (13) in cooperation with Casco – Office for Art, Design and Theory and the institute for incongruous translation, published by Hatje Cantz.