STATEMENT

Anahita Norouzi is a multidisciplinary artist originally from Tehran. In 2010, she left her home country to pursue her studies in Montreal. She holds degrees in Fine Arts and French Literature from Concordia University. Her conception of art is closely linked to social, political, and cultural issues, which she explores critically in her works.

For the past ten years, she has traveled often between Iran and Canada to conduct her research, which explores the notions of displacement, memory and identity from a psycho-historical point of view. Spanning installation, performance, and video, she actively questions the dichotomous conditions provoked by her particular perspective – as an Iranian citizen and a distant observer, from Montreal, of her culture of origin.

Norouzi has taken part in several individual and collective international exhibitions. Most recently she has had shows in Canada, Germany and Iran. She is the winner of Grantham Foundation Award in 2021, and a finalist for the Magic of Persia Contemporary Art Prize for pieces shown at the Royal College of Art in London and in Dubai. She has received grants from Canada Counsel for the Arts and Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, and currently working on an exhibition that will be presented in 2021 – 2022.