Azalia Kaviani is a multidisciplinary artist working mainly in painting and dance. As a child she contracted a disease that damaged her brain cells which resulted in physical and speech impairment. However she did not let this stop her and managed to pursue regular schooling even though it took her a year to be able to hold a pencil in her hand. With her mother’s support she struggled to be as independent as possible and decided not to let her limitation curb her ambitions. She started to take yoga and painting classes and discovered how art helped her to open up and to discover other parts of herself. She graduated from Concordia University and started dancing. She hopes, though her art and presence, to assist people with disabilities. Her first exhibition was held in 2018 at Mekic gallery in Montréal.