Nazanin Khani: My Hidden Self
Opening and informal Q & A with artist: Monday Sept 12, 5.30-7 pm
Exhibition Dates: Sept. 12, 2016 - Jan 6, 2017
Nazanin Khani’s works are expressive, inviting her viewers to immerse themselves in speculation. She relies on her audience’s desire for beauty, poetics, ecstasy and seduction. She bends, twists, scrapes, reforms, cuts, performs, records, and edits her materials to represent and investigate her dreams, memories, imagination, personal experiences, and social/cultural concerns from a critical point of view.
This recent work, My Hidden Self, is a story of pain and growing self-consciousness; a narrative representation of the various invisible disabilities caused by breast cancer treatment and the impact all this has on the treated and surviving body. This project deals with body politics and explores the challenges that young breast cancer survivors face, and critiques the very nature of what “survivorship” in this context means.
Nazanin Khani recently graduated from OCAD University in Sculpture-Installation. Her art practice is inspired and informed by the many intersections she has experienced in language and communication, and through various epistemological and phenomenological investigations.
Curator-in-residence WIAprojects : The Curator in Residence for this project, Julia Pereira, is an OCAD student in Illustration.