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Sanaz Sohrabi

Sanaz Sohrabi

Resident Artist

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Sanaz  Sohrabi is an artist and interdisciplinary researcher who works across  moving/still image practices, video and installation to analyze the  status of moving image as a gateway to a larger investigation around the  role of archives as the materials of times and spaces of spectatorship.  Sohrabi looks at visual traces, acts of view­er­ship and their  rec­i­p­ro­cal dis/reap­pear­ances to in­ves­ti­gate the im­per­ma­nence  and mal­leabil­ity of archival records and his­tor­i­cal nar­ra­tives.  Per­form­ing history via memory and animating the pace of memory through  desta­bi­liz­ing the residual archives have been at the core of her  practice-based research and writing.

She  received her BFA from Uni­ver­sity of Tehran, and an MFA from the  School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She is currently a PhD student  at the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies in Society and Culture,  where she works across Visual and Cultural Studies, Studio Arts and Art  History. She has been awarded a number of fellowships and artist  residencies including: ZK/U Berlin (2018), SOMA Summer School Ciudad de  México (2017), Est-Nord-Est résidence d’artistes (2016), Vermont Studio  Center (2015) and Chicago Artist coalition Bolt Program (2014-2015),  among others. Selected ex­hi­bi­tions and festivals include Videonale 16  Bonn, Fiva 06 Buenos Aires (first prize for short film), Halifax  In­de­pen­dent Film­mak­ers Festival 2017, Images festival 2017 Toronto,  Transart Triennale 16 Berlin, Expo Chicago 2013, and Beirut Art Center.

She is a co-curator of “The Politics of Alternative Media.”

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