Him or her?!
A moment longer.
My name is Sevda Khatamian. I am a freelancer. I write stories, draw sketches, take pictures and create animations and short films. I collect tiny toys and little stuff. Small things and incidents happening in vast scenery draw my attention. I am interested in things that are slightly twisted and bit out of the ordinary. I think detail is one of the main aspects to make an idea stand out, memorable and joyful to observe. I believe that things have spirits, too.
I was born in the summer of 89. My family was already living in Tehran when I joined them. Although there were all kinds of cousins and aunts and uncles in the family, it was mostly the four of us hanging out together. My father, Amin, used to run his own business and my mother, Zarifeh, worked in a hospital. Later, she became a lawyer. My older brother, Soheil, moved to Turkey when he was 17. So, I decided to go abroad too.
I studied graphic design, fine arts in Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey. I worked as a designer for three years. It was then that I realized that I needed to switch path. I quit my job and started to explore more about myself and the world around me. My daily experiences, incidents and people around, strangers I encounter randomly, other artists’ observations, my family’s background and history are the things that inspire me the most. Well, the final destination is to become an artist.
After living in Istanbul for about two years, I am now living as an artist in residence and I’m traveling around different countries.