Creative Industries Discussion: Tannaz Farsi (VIDEO)
On August 26th, 2020 the Schneider Museum of Art hosted a Creative Industries Discussion with Tannaz Farsi, one of the featured artists in the exhibition Migrating Bodies: For(saking) Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.
About Tannaz Farsi
Tannaz Farsi (born in Iran; lives in Eugene, Oregon) expresses her own complicated immigrant experience, simultaneously respecting traditional cultural objects and practices and, as an artist, repurposing them for new, potentially evasive, meanings and aesthetic purposes. In addition to historic objects, she draws on feminist histories and theories of displacement related to long-standing colonialist and authoritarian interventions into daily life. All of these influences and perspectives affect her conceptions of memory, history, identity, and geography.
Her work has been exhibited at Portland Institute of Contemporary Art, Disjecta Art Center, Portland, OR; Pitzer College Art Galleries, Claremont; Tacoma Art Museum, the Urban Institute of Contemporary Art, Grand Rapids; Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, Wilmington; and The Sculpture Center, Cleveland. She has been granted residencies at Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Ucross Foundation, the McDowell Colony, Studios at Mass MOCA, Santa Fe Art Institute and the Rauschenberg Residency. Her work has been supported through grants and awards from the Oregon Arts Commission, National Endowment for the Arts, University of Oregon and the Ford Family Foundation where she was named a Hallie Ford Fellow (2014).
More information at tannazfarsi.com