STATEMENT

Anahita Norouzi (b. 1983, Tehran) is originally from Iran and now lives in Montreal, Canada. She is an academic holding advanced degrees in Fine Arts and French Literature from Concordia University in Montreal. She has lectured extensively on the subject of her own art in relation to identity, migration, trauma, and memory studies from a psychohistorical perspective. She investigates these concepts in relation to her dichotomous condition as an Iranian citizen and a distant observer at the same time. Since 2010 she is traveling frequently to Iran to conduct her research and gather material for her work.

Norouzi has participated in several solo and group exhibitions internationally. She has exhibited her work in Canada and extensively in Iran. She was also a finalist for the Magic of Persia Contemporary Art Prize with work exhibited at the Royal College of Art in London and in Dubai in 2013.