Artist Statement

Identity and geographical displacement, as they pertain to cross-cultural experiences, are central to my art practice. Negotiating a sense of belonging to two disparate cultures at once, my work follows epistemological strategies to dissect Persian and Canadian identities. I am exploring how cultural identities of my past continue to transform and re-construct those in my present. These disparities of cultural identities have influenced my current work to inhabit a feminist phenomenological discourse around diasporic existence. My work explores contemporary critical discourses that examine the construction of identities in relation to location, positionality and through art work as a system of thinking and imagining.