Satellite presents Maria Teresa Bilotta’s solo exhibition Tehran Streets.

Comprising photographs taken during Bilotta’s travels in Iran, the exhibition explores the intersection between public and private space, providing an intimate view of everyday life in Tehran.

Home to more than 12 million people, Tehran is the capital city of Iran and one of the largest cities in western Asia. Due to rapid growth and poor infrastructure, Tehran has notoriously bad traffic congestion. In her photographs, Bilotta documents this universally inescapable aspect of contemporary urban life. Her portraits of Iranian citizens, suspended in time, reveal private moments so often overlooked, fleeting or forgotten.

Maria Teresa Bilotta was born in Policoro, Italy, and studied at La Sapienza University of Rome, and Scuola Romana di Fotografia, where she received her Master’s Degree in Photography. She was a finalist in the 2011 Manuel Rivera-Ortiz Foundation for Documentary Photography Competition, and the 2012 IPA Street Photography Asia Contest. Her work has been exhibited in the Fotoleggendo Festival in Rome, and KAPA Annual International Photography Exhibition in Seoul, as well as The Wall Street Journal, Le Point, Ouest Paris, and Voyage China. She currently lives and works in Seoul, Korea.

‘Tehran Streets’
Maria Teresa Bilotta
April 26 – May 31, 2014

Opening Reception: Saturday, April 26, 6 – 9 pm
Artist Talk: Saturday, May 10, 6 pm
Persian Film Screening: Saturday, May 24, 6 pm

Location: 29 Usadan-ro 14-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul (140-893) Republic of Korea

Exhibition Hours: Wednesday – Saturday, 5 pm – 12 midnight

29 Usadan-ro 14-gil (736-48 Hannam-dong), 1st floor, middle shop
Yongsan-gu, Seoul 140-893 Korea