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AZADEH PIRAZIMIAN
"Whose land I am walking on"

Thread, Tulle

ARTIST STATEMENT


Whose land am I walking on? It was May 2015 when I arrived in Canada and settled in TKaronto,("The place in the water where the trees are standing"). "They are around" is a nature drawings series that I did to have a conversation with my surroundings to overcome my alienation as a new settler. Thus I took refuge in green, an environment that I can always ease myself. Nature enables me to reunion organically with my around and myself.

 

I am confident to acknowledge that I could not needle this piece without admitting the privilege that I have received, the privilege of being able to walk on this land, the land that I cannot ignore its inherited pain from colonization over the decades. Hence I replant my tree in the soil where it still has so many stories to narrate. "A place in the water where the trees are standing."

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ARTIST BIO

Azadeh  Pirazimian is an Iranian-Canadian multidisciplinary artist, art instructor based in Toronto and a former lecturer from Iran. Through her practice, she actively investigates prevailing power structures, social norms and conventions while focusing on belonging, womanhood and everyday resistances. Her interests are a matter of representation, collaboration as practice, feminist politics and intersectionality. She aims to initiate methods within her art practice to create space for dialogue. Azadeh's artistic approach combines different disciplines, including photography, video, performance art, painting and illustration, while her methodology is consistent. Over the years, her works have been showcased at several exhibitions in Iran, Canada and the Netherlands.  In her most current body of works, "I have Become Red," She offers a critical view of a socio-political and cultural issue over "Being  Silenced." either by one's self or society.

@azadeh_pirazimian 

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