My experience of living in Iran and the U.S. has revealed an in-between state about distance; I never fully arrived and never fully left.
In my work, I am dealing with emotional and physical distance, compounded loss, and the opacity of language. Using photography and video, I explore moments of pause that are filled with vulnerability, silence and contradiction.
Parisa Ghaderi (b.1983, Tehran, Iran), is a visual artist who earned her BA in Visual Communications from Art & Architecture University (Tehran, Iran) in 2006, and her MFA in Art and Design from the University of Michigan (USA) in 2014. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally including South Asian Women Collective (Shirin Gallery, NY), the 6th International Media Arts Award (Queensland, Australia), ExperimentoBio, (Spain), A Woman house or a Roaming House? (A.I.R. Gallery, NY), Fadjr International Visual Arts Festival (Tehran, Iran), and the Red bull House of Art (Detroit, MI). Her work is featured in The Huffington Post, The Brooklyn Rail, Video Focus (France), Nineteen Sixty Nine (University of California, Berkeley), the Michigan Daily, Unite Women (online), and the Visual ARTBEAT Magazine (Austria).