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I am a visual artist working with installation, sculpture, moving image and performance - often research-based and in collaboration. Exerting a transcultural approach to contemporary art and its histories & references, my works are exploring contextual and geographical shifts - with a focus on shifts between an 'East' and a 'West'. Being Iranian/German myself and using this background as a reference, I am interested in the possibilities of import/export, hybrid identities and in the constructions and ambiguities of cultural representation.
I studied Media Arts and Sculpture at Bauhaus-University Weimar, Pratt Institute New York and State Academy of Art and Design Stuttgart. My works were exhibited in international institutions like Museo Jumex, Mexico City, Halle 14, Leipzig, Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, Kunstraum Innsbruck, Austria, Sazmanab Center for Contemporary Art, Tehran, Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Germany, The National Art Center, Tokyo and Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, Germany. Among other grants and scholarships, I received the Goethe at LUX Residency, London (2018), the Werkstattpreis of the Erich Hauser Foundation (2015), the MAK-Schindler Scholarship, Los Angeles (2013) and The Emdash Award, Frieze Foundation, London (2011).
Lecturer, Department of Fine Art