Soheila Sokhanvari

Posted by Fabio 19 July 2018

Soheila Sokhanvari is an Iranian-born artist whose multidisciplinary work weaves layers of political histories with bizarre, humorous and mysterious narratives that are then left to viewer’s own sensitivity to complete. Sokhanvari is drawn to traumas that linger in the collective consciousness or cause mass amnesia, and yet resist conventional representation. Playing with the relationship between the artwork and its title, Sokhanvari severs the signifier from the referent so that the resulting artwork functions as an aesthetic skin to a complex, buried issue.