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Azadeh Gholizadeh

Chicago, Illinois

Artist Statement

I explore the body, landscape, and fragmentation of memory by examining my connection to a sense of belonging. I am interested in the relationship of landscape to memory as "a way of looking; of rediscovering what we already have… instead of being yet another explanation of what we have lost; it is an exploration of what we may find".

I use grid systems in my tapestries so that the final result appears pixelated, as if looking at an image so closely it loses resolution and clarity. This is how I reflect on the idea of home; fragile, inconsistent, and perspectival.

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Artist Biography

Azadeh Gholizadeh is a Chicago-based artist and educator. Born in Tehran, she received her MA in architecture from Iran University of Science and Technology and her MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Solo exhibitions include Dawn to Dusk, which currently is on view at Goldfinch Gallery in Chicago. Gholizadeh's work has been featured in the December edition of Zwirner's Platform Initiative in 2021. In addition, Gholizadeh was the recipient of the 2022 Chicago Artadia and a finalist for the Hopper Prize in 2021.



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