Ghazaleh Avarzamani (b. 1980. Iran) holds an MFA from Central Saint Martins, London.

 

Avarzamani’s practice examines a range of spaces, structures and devices for interactivity, self-development and play. She seeks to question the educational methodologies that shape psycho-social constructions of knowledge. Using forms of game and theories of play to explore language, her work investigates power structures and systems of communication.

 

She frequently utilizes signs made familiar through popular culture and materials associated with everyday life––such as board games, origami, and playground structures – as she is interested in testing the limits of knowledge in terms of reality and play.

She has exhibited at Toronto Museum of Contemporary Art, Canada; Aga Khan Museum Canada, Koffler Center for Arts; Canada; Frieze Sculpture Park, UK; Ab-Anbar Gallery, Iran; Asia House, UK; Light Gallery, UK; Bocconi Art Gallery, Italy; Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium Museum, Norway. She is the winner of the 2019 OAAG award and the 2021 winner of Aga Khan Museum X Delfina foundation collaborative residency among others. Avarzamani is currently based in Toronto, Canada.