Artist in Residence during October – November 2014
Saman Kalantari was born in Shiraz in Iran . He got his B.A. in foreign language from Azad university in 1994. Saman started working as a ceramic artist in 1992 and has participated in several exhibitions both solo and group shows. He left his country in 2004 and since then has been living in Italy. In 2005 he began a two-year course at Vetroricerca Glas & Modern in Bolzano and discovered a new medium: “Glass” which was the right material to describe his social experiences of life both in Iran and in Europe. In 2007 he got his diploma. He won the Bullseye “newcomer award from E -merge 2008 in the United States. His works are published in Glasshouse, an international magazine for studio-glass (glashaus 3/2009) and Neues Glas / New Glass, International journal focusing on studio glass No. 3/2011.