Commonwealth | 2013 | Digital embroidery and hand swing on quilt | 160 x 300 cm
Game of goose | 2016 | Digital embroidery on Iranian loofas | 300 x 200 cm | Edition of 2
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Ghazaleh Avarzamani

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. She currently lives and works in Toronto. 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.
For Avarzamani art is about avoiding instructive information. It is about work being historically and theoretically researched to the point that one can hit the self destruct button on his/her own set of references. She is tracing the dialogues between original systems, experience-based knowledge, craft-based behaviours, modern rationality and traditional beliefs.
Ghazaleh Avarzamani’s practice encompasses a variety of forms, including sewing, needlework, patchwork, printing, ceramics and installation.
Exhibitions at Ab-Anbar: