Feb 04 – Mar 11, 2023


With a multidisciplinary practice anchored in her lived experience, Anahita Norouzi examines displacement, longing to homelands left behind, and alienation within new, often hostile, environments. But she does so through a proxy—the migrations of plant species—revealing how botanical explorations and scientific research have been entangled in the exploitation of non-Western geographies. By scrutinizing the disastrous legacies of colonialism globally, and especially in Southwest Asia (or the “Middle East”), the artist sheds light on the ways in which hegemonic powers have impacted humans and other species alike, altering entire cultural traditions, demographics, and ecologies.


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