anahita norouzi

visual arts

Anahita Norouzi (born in Tehran in 1983) is originally from Iran and lives in Montreal. Her interdisciplinary practice spans from spatial installations to sculpture, photo, and video-based works. She holds degrees in Fine Arts and French Literature from Concordia University in Montreal. 

For the past ten years, she has traveled often between Iran and Canada to conduct her research and pursue her work, which investigates the condition of displacement in relation to notions such as memory, migration and identity. She actively questions the dichotomous conditions provoked by her particular perspective – as an Iranian citizen and distant observer, from Canada, of her culture of origin.

Anahita Norouzi has taken part in several individual and collective exhibitions internationally. Most recently she has had shows in Canada, Germany and Iran. She was a finalist for the Magic of Persia Contemporary Art Prize for pieces shown at the Royal College of Art in London and in Dubai. She has received grants from the Canada Council for the Arts, and is currently working on a show that will be presented in 2021.