Opening: Tuesday, October 8 from 6pm to 8pm
The IDB Staff Association Art Gallery presents LIGHT ARROW, a solo exhibition by the late US artist Ariane Hafizi-Marianovich.
This exhibition gathers 23 artworks -mostly on paper- created by Ariane throughout her life as an artist and her reflections. The chronological sequence of the few works left by the young artist was an attempt by her mother Carmen who relied on her memories and intuition, since they were rarely signed and never dated by the artist.
The Spanish art critic José Ignacio Abeijon Giráldez shares his experience upon encountering Ariane’s work and realizing that what remains is but a small part of what she painted: “Amid this initial bewilderment, I was immediately struck by the force of these works acquired once I laid hands on them. Surrounded in her studio by a set of works that Ariane’s parents had collected from her Brooklyn studio when she fell ill in 2012, I felt a great intensity of the sort evoked only by true works of art. The magnetism emitted by most of them, including the small-format pictures, captivated me from the very outset with
their quality, personality and profundity.”
A conversation moderated by Phil Hutinet from East City Art between Ariane’s mother, Carmen and her former boyfriend, Oliver will be held on Tuesday, October 29 from 6 to 7 pm.
Natalia Ariane Hafizi-Marianovich was born on July 9, 1981 in Boulder, Colorado and passed away from breast cancer in 2015. She was the only child of Bahman Hafizi and Carmen Marianovich. Ariane earned a BFA in 2004 from Parsons School of Design. Her work was exhibited in Punta del Este, Uruguay in 2018 and in 2019, the Juan Risso Gallery in Madrid presented a solo exhibition of her paintings.
The IDB Staff Association Art Gallery, located in downtown DC, was established in 1964 to disseminate the various expressions of contemporary art primarily from Latin America and the Caribbean. Now in its fifty-four year, the Gallery is the oldest in the area to have exhibited the work of more than 500 emerging and renowned artists mainly from LAC. Visit
IDB Staff Association Art Gallery (13th St. entrance) located at 1300 New York Avenue NW.