EAHR Speaker Series: Anahita Norouzi

27 Nov 2014
The Gail and Stephen A. Jarislowsky Institute for Studies in Canadian Art EV-3.719, Concordia University (1515 Ste Catherine O)

In collaboration with The Ethnocultural Art Histories Research Group (EAHR), SAVAC presents a public lecture by artist Anahita Norouzi at The Gail and Stephen A. Jarislowsky Institute for Studies in Canadian Art at Concordia University.

Norouzi will examine her artistic practice in order to discuss critical reflections on the relativity of place-identity, which is defined through the concept of ‘insideness’, and the way it transforms through geographical displacement. Norouzi will focus on issues related to the politics of identity, of history, of religion, and of the body. Self-representation is an integral component of her work and serves as a vehicle to reflect on her living experience in a hegemonic political system.

Anahita Norouzi is an Iranian born, Montreal based artist who graduated from Soureh University in Tehran in 2007 and Concordia University in 2013. Norouzi’s practice engages with a variety of media, primarily photography and video. In her art practice, self-representation is an integral component as she frequently uses self-portraiture as means of engaging with various contemporary social situations. By merging the images and voices of personal experiences with the socio-cultural reflections, her body of work revolves primarily around the idea of questioning the representation of the position one holds as a minority within a socio-political system. Since 2010 she has travelled frequently to Iran to conduct her research and gather material for her work. Norouzi has participated in several group exhibitions, including “MOP CAP Art Prize”, London and Dubai (2013), “POV realities revisited”, Belgium (2012), “14”, Montreal (2011), “Regards Tehran, Virtual or Real”, Tehran (2012), “Baz in Che Shuresh Ast”, Tehran (2011), “New Folder 1”, Tehran (2010), the 10th and 11th Biennial of Iran Photography, Tehran (2006 and 2008).

This EAHR Speaker Series event is made possible with the support of The Gail and Stephen A.Jarislowsky Institute for Studies in Canadian Art and the Department of Art History at Concordia University. Thank you to sponsors, volunteers, and Dr. Alice Ming Wai Jim.

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