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Nazanin Noroozi

Nazanin Noroozi
© Mohammadreza Kalantari

Nazanin Noroozi, b. Tehran, Iran.
Lives and works in New York, USA.

Nazanin Noroozi is a multimedia artist with a bachelor’s degree in painting from Sooreh Institute of Higher Education, Tehran, and master’s degrees in art history from the University of Arts, Tehran, and in painting and drawing from Pratt Institute, New York, USA.
Noroozi’s work begins with private and family archival images, overlaid with found imagery of environmental catastrophes, and lo-fi graphics from early computer games. She cannot quite trust archives as modes of cultural transmission and historical memory, which is why in her work she invites viewers into fragmented narratives that reflect on the idea of displacement and instability. Archeology of technologies such as Super 8 home videos and early computer graphics allows her to navigate between still images and time-based media to explore the fragile states of being and the idea of home that never materializes.
Noroozi’s work has been widely exhibited in both Iran and the United States, including at the Immigrant Artist Biennial, Noyes Museum of Art, NY Live Arts, Prizm Art Fair, and Columbia University.
She is the recipient of awards and fellowships from New York Foundation for the Arts (video and film), Artistic Freedom Initiative, Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, NYFA IAP 2018, Mass MoCA Residency, and Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts.


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