Art of Migration – Artist Profile: Siamak Foroutan

It’s that time again as we unveil the third of of our six featured artists in the run up to our Art of Migration showcase in June!

Siamak Foroutan was born in north-western Iran, where he grew up amongst Azerbaijani & Turkish cultures, Siamak migrated to the UK in 2009 and settled in Leeds where he was awarded a 1st Class Hons degree in Fine Art at Leeds Metropolitan University in 2014.
Siamak’s resonant ceramic pieces bridge the ancient with the contemporary, and have been described as taking on the immigrant’s struggle to deal with ‘complex identity’.

Catch him at our Art of Migration shows in Sheffield and Wakefield:


  • PROJECT REFUGE/E migrates to Yorkshire... about 2 days 1 hour ago
  • Catch this powerful & sensitive film.. & the filmmaker.. at Performance Migrations April 9th Sheffield Millennium Galleries 1.30pm about 3 days 15 hours ago
  • Arts On The Run shared Avital Raz's post. about 3 days 21 hours ago
  • Arts On The Run shared Sheffield - Student Action for Refugees - STAR's event. about 5 days 14 hours ago