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About me


Imanuel Scheiko (b. 1986) is a visual artist, born in Shiraz, Iran. Since 2009 he lives and works in Berlin, Germany. He has exhibited so far in group exhibitions at The Ballery, Berlin and online show at Saatchi art. Some of his works has been sold to collectors in Berlin, Oslo, Los Angeles, Shiraz and Toronto. 


Scheiko is an explorer and wanderer between cultures. In his works he processes the different worlds between which he moves. Thus, he brings together ancient traditions of Persian carpet weaving with the attitude towards life in Berlin, incorporates his experiences as a language mediator for LGBTIQ refugees or lets the great emotions from his work as a wedding photographer shine through.


Artist Statement:

The current phase of my artistic journey began when I moved to Germany in 2009 and dove deeper into exploring the intersections of culture. I blend the ancient visuals of Persian carpet weaving with the complexities of life in Berlin. This comes from my Iranian background as well as my Berlin life. The one from the future, the other from the present.

The sobering chaos of iconic Persian patterns always comes back in one way or another. Sometimes it dominates a work, sometimes it’s a touch in the background, just slightly changing the atmosphere. I like to play with elements of paradox, seemingly symmetrical and harmonious but ultimately human in its essence. I chose to express myself both in form and color, and at the same time engage with story and narrative. I use these components to extend my culturally open approach to the viewer and mostly confront them with queer and non-heteronormative masculine identities.

Group Exhibitions:



- "Germany" , The Ballery, Berlin, Germany

- "Pop-Up Art Exhibition 1", The Ballery, Berlin, Germany

- "Towards Utopia", Pride Month Online Show, Saatchi Art


- "Intersectional 4.0", The Knast - Pride art Gallery, Berlin, Germany

-"Open Studio", Dessauer Str. Künstlerhous, Berlin, Germany


- "Exhibition 6" , The Ballery, Berlin, Germany

-"Open Studio", Dessauer Str. Künstlerhous, Berlin, Germany

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