ART AND DESIGN FORUM - ARFD400
In collaboration with Residency Unlimited
Born in Tehran, Iran (1985) Brooklyn-based artist Farideh Sakhaeifar received her BFA from Azad Art and Architecture University, Tehran, Iran; and MFA from Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. In her practice, Sakhaeifar aims to make social and political struggles visible. Her work functions as a memorial to collective memory and denounces the problematics of consuming mediated images and narratives. She invites the audience to question the imposing limitation that any discourse of power including hierarchies, terror and surveillance, religion, and state enforce upon nations. As an artist, she feels challenged by these concepts and assumes this opportunity to look past such forms of ethnic, political, and cultural control in order to reflect upon new forms of expression that highlight our struggle to establish an autonomous form of self-expression. Sakhaeifar aims to produce a translational understanding of social and political struggles that she has been involved in directly or indirectly.