Artist bio: Born in 1984 in Iran, Siavash Jaraiedi has been constructing sculptures and writing poetry from childhood. Jaraiedi studied the foundations of architecture in Tehran before going on to receive his Masters in Advanced Architectural Design, from the Staedelschule School of Art in Frankfurt, Germany in 2010, under supervision and influence of dutch architect Ben van Berkel. Upon his return to Tehran, Jaraiedi continued to research and teach design process in architectural seminars, with focus in the field of parametric design. Jaraiedi studied under and eventually assisted esteemed sculptor Parviz Tanavoli at his studio in Tehran from 2015 onward. In 2016, Jaraiedi founded RAAV studio as a home base for his collection of conceptual, hand-crafted jewelry and wearable sculptures inspired by architecture, literature, and history.
Hope is the most powerful force in existence; no matter what difficulties you face, it’s imperative to maintain hope. Hope allows us to view the light at the end of the tunnel and strengthens us to keep moving when things are tough. So never give up and always trust that better days are ahead.
I dedicate the wearable piece “hope” to all the strong women in Iran who fight for freedom every day. Keep hope alive, and never give up. IRAN will be free again, like the Phoenix bird rising from the ashes.