A Space In-Between
MFA Thesis Exhibition
April 11 - 20, 2022
Opening Reception April 12th, 4 - 6 pm
Public Artist Talk at 4:30 pm
A Space In-Between explores a balance between two radically different cultures through multidisciplinary works of art. Through my work in sculpture, photography and video, I investigate the experience of immigration as an Iranian body in a Western diasporic context. As I find myself transitioning between Iranian and American, I try to comprehend my own place in this diasporic space regarding class, gender, and ethnicity. The perpetual questioning of identity and home creates an estrangement in which nostalgia is inevitably the result. Accepting the complexity of identity is something that I hope will resonate in a larger cultural discourse of immigration and diaspora.
This exhibition was made possible with generous support from the Amherst Cultural Council, UMass Fine Arts Council and the College of Humanities and Fine Arts.