Ghazaleh Avarzamani’s practice examines the role of experience, memory, psychology, modern rationality and educational methodologies in the construction of knowledge. Considering a range of spaces, structures and devices for interactivity, self-development and play, her work questions the contextual biases that shape meanings and values. Exploring these concerns in relation to growth and erasure, Avarzamani aims to expose the paradoxical realities beneath the surface of society.
Ghazaleh Avarzamani (b. 1980, Tehran) is an artist currently based in Toronto. She was trained in painting at Azad Art University, Tehran and holds a Master of Fine Arts from Central Saint Martins, London. Recent solo exhibitions have been presented at the Koffler Gallery, Toronto (2019); Ab-Anbar Gallery, Tehran (2016); Asia House, London (2014); and Light Gallery, London (2013). Recent group exhibitions include Bocconi Art Gallery, Milan (2018); Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium Museum, Norway (2018); and Project Gallery, Toronto (2016), among others. Avarzamani has participated in various international residencies including SOMA, Mexico City (2018); Via Firini, Milan (2018); and is the recipient of the Red Mansion Prize (2013).