Elham Hamedi, born in Shiraz, Iran in 1967, is an internationally acclaimed multimedia artist, poet, and curator. With a master’s degree in artistic research from the University of Yazd in Iran, she has established herself as a prominent figure in the world of visual arts and literature. Hamedi is a permanent member of the Scientific Association of Visual Arts of Iran, an executive member of the Writers Capital International Foundation, and an IFCH Ambassador, further solidifying her influence and contributions to the artistic community.
A prolific writer, Hamedi is the author of the book of poems titled “UN COLPO ALLA TESTA ERA UNO ZAQBOOR,” published by Terra d’ulivi Edizioni-Italia in Italy. Her poetic prowess has garnered international recognition, leading to numerous literary awards and accolades. Notably, she was selected to participate in the First Biennial of Contemporary Art Della Murgia in 2021, a prestigious platform that celebrates artistic innovation and expression.
Hamedi’s poetic talent shines through her involvement in the Iside International Prize (IX Edition) Literary Arts 2021 held in Procida, Italy. Her exceptional work earned her a place among the selected poets who showcased their artistic vision at the event. Additionally, her poems and artistic works have been featured in esteemed international anthologies, magazines, and websites, further amplifying her reach and impact.
As a multidimensional artist, Hamedi has showcased her works in personal and group art exhibitions across different countries. Her artistic expressions transcend boundaries, captivating audiences with her unique perspective and creative interpretations. Through her art, she delves into profound themes and explores the intricacies of the human experience, leaving a lasting impression on viewers.
Hamedi’s remarkable achievements have garnered recognition worldwide. She was awarded the prestigious 2022 International Literary Award titled “Women for Culture and Peace” in Mestre, Venice, Italy, in recognition of her outstanding contributions to culture and literature. Her poem “CESSATE IL FUOCO” was honored with the “Parole di Libertà” prize at the 2022 edition of the International Prize for Literary Art “Il Canto di Dafne” in Italy, showcasing her poetic prowess and ability to evoke powerful emotions through her words.
Continuing her winning streak, Hamedi was bestowed with the esteemed “Emozioni Poetiche 2023” (“Memorial Otmaro Maestrini”) International Award in Milan, Italy, for her poetry collection “I MIEI CAPELLI MORTI.” This recognition further solidifies her position as a poetic force, captivating readers with her poignant verses.
Hamedi’s impact extends beyond the literary realm. Her poem “Cessate il Fuoco” earned her the “Prize on Peace” at the “Il Concorso Festival Mondiale di Poesia e Narrativa” (“The World Poetry and Narrative Festival Competition”), emphasizing her ability to contribute meaningfully to conversations on peace and harmony.
The prestigious “Premio Intercontinentale di Arte Letteraria ‘Le Nove Muse'” recognized Hamedi’s exceptional artistic contributions in Naples in June 2023, awarding her the 2nd Prize Voices from the World – Foreign Authors for her poem “Paradiso nascosto.” This acknowledgement further cements her position as a global artist pushing boundaries and captivating audiences with her profound insights.
In addition, Hamedi received an honorable mention for her book “UN COLPO ALLA TESTA ERA UNO ZAQBOOR” at the “Premio Internazionale di Poesia – Letteratura – Arte Visuale ‘Isola d’Elba – Ascoltando i Silenzi del Mare'” (“Isola d’Elba – Listening to the Silences of the Sea”) in its sixth edition in 2023. This recognition showcases her ability to touch hearts and minds with her literary endeavors.
Hamedi’s artistic excellence extends to the “Premio Eccellenza Mondiale Cesar Vallejo 2023,” where she was honored with the “César Vallejo Award for Artistic Excellence 2023” by the UEH, affirming her significant contributions to the arts.
In recognition of her Italian language proficiency, Hamedi was awarded the “Diploma of Merit” in Section B Italian Language at the 8th International Poetry and Narrative Competition “Città di Cefalù” in 2022-23, further highlighting her versatile talents.
Elham Hamedi’s journey as an artist and poet exemplifies unwavering dedication and a profound passion for artistic expression. Her works transcend borders and cultures, resonating with audiences worldwide. With each stroke of her brush and every word she pens, she leaves an indelible mark on the global art scene, enriching the lives of those who encounter her extraordinary creations.