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Visiting Artist Lecture: Sanaz Sohrabi

Wednesday, March 27th 2019
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Event Description

Sanaz Sohrabi’s (Tehran.1988) studio practice intertwines and crosses paths with research and acts of gatherings, rendering them as a coalesce of theoretical inquiry and practice, often inseparable from one another. Working with experimental moving image, installation and objects, Sohrabi looks at visual traces, acts of view­er­ship and their rec­i­p­ro­cal dis/reap­pear­ances to in­ves­ti­gate the im­per­ma­nence and mal­leabil­ity of archival records and his­tor­i­cal nar­ra­tives. She received her B.F.A. from Uni­ver­sity of Tehran, and an M.F.A. from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She is currently a Ph.D. researcher at the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies in Society and Culture at the Concordia University, Montreal. Awarded res­i­den­cies include ZK/U Berlin (2018), SOMA Summer School Mexico City (2017), Est-Nord-Est résidence d’artistes (2016), Vermont Studio Center (2015) and Chicago Artist coalition Bolt Program (2014-2015), among others. Ex­hi­bi­tions and festivals include Videonale 16 Bonn, Fiva 06 Buenos Aires (first prize for short film), Halifax In­de­pen­dent Film­mak­ers Festival 2017, Images festival 2017 Toronto, Transart Triennale 16 Berlin, Expo Chicago 2013, and 6018 North Gallery in Chicago, among others. She co-directs Tamaas online journal on arts and politics, an online platform of non-simulation and public speaking, a space for declaration of thoughts, desires and where urgencies manifest.

Video still from “Notes on Seeing Double,” 10:20 Minutes, 2018.

  • In Residence: March 18-April 9, 2019
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Wonsook Kim School of Art
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