Amir-Reza Torkaman Rahmani, Jamal Dana, Elham Khalili-Mehr, Rasoul Hajizadeh, Nima Shahmiri, Abbas Nasseri, Darioush Mehrdelan, Javad Takjou, Ali Qana’at, Armin Ganjdeh, Ali Shafei, Ehsan Cheraghi Iranshahi, Heybat Ahmadi, Neda Tanhayi-Moqaddam, and Mohammad-Saleh Razm-Hosseini were the Iranian artists at the exhibition, which was held online due to the coronavirus restrictions.

The prominent Iranian cartoonist Masoud Shojaei Tabatabaei was a member of the jury.

The biennial was organized by the Humor and Cartoonist Guild of the Union of Cuban Journalists, together with the Museum of Humor of San Antonio de los Baños, from April 11-14.

Under the motto, ‘Humor Brings Us Closer’, the exhibition included works with open and ‘Sovereignty’ topics.

A Tomy Prize for political humor, in memory of the late Cuban cartoonist Tomás Rodríguez Zayas, was awarded to the winner of the ‘Sovereignty’ category.

The Tomy Prize rewards the best exponents of counter-hegemonic, anti-imperialist, and left-wing graphic discourse.

According to the organizers, a record 1,700 works were submitted to the biennial, with 223 works by 85 Cuban and foreign artists selected for the competition.

Source: Iran Daily