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Visiting Artist Lecture: Sanaz Sohrabi
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