Never Never Land, Ghazaleh Avarzamani’s first solo exhibition in Canada, expands on a recent body of work that examines the relationship between experience-based knowledge, memory construction, modern rationality and traditional beliefs. Considering a range of spaces and devices for interactivity and play, her game-based installations, drawings, sculptures and fibre works question the rules and methodologies used to educate and shape the players’ existential outlook.
WINTER OPENING RECEPTION:
Thursday, January 17, 2019 | 7–9 PM | FREE
January 17 – March 17, 2019
Artscape Youngplace, 180 Shaw Street
Curator: Mona Filip
Akin MOCA member Ghazaleh Avarzamani’s artistic practice encompasses a variety of artistic forms, including textiles, embroidery, sculpture and installation. Driven by research on manifestations of global powers, their impact on and manipulation of history, geography and knowledge, her work explores the ways in which diverse contexts and systems transform ideas and forms, generating new meaning.
Ghazaleh Avarzamani (b. 1980, Tehran) was trained in painting at Azad Art University in Tehran, followed by a Master of Fine Arts from Central Saint Martins, London, UK and has exhibited in venues internationally since graduating. Selected solo exhibitions include Ab/anbar gallery in 2016, Asia House London in 2014, Etemad Gallery, Tehran and Light Gallery, London in 2013. Avarzamani has been the recipient of the Red Mansion Art Prize in 2013 and Ontario Art Council award in 2017; she curated ‘Jabberwocky’ exhibition at Ab Anbar in 2015. She currently lives and works in Toronto.