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A Space In-Between, is a series of works that explores a balance between two radically different cultures that the artist identifies with through visual language. The experience of immigration as an Iranian body in a Western context is investigated through works in sculpture, photography and video. By using the language of materials, the artist explores the diasporic space regarding class, gender, and ethnicity. The practice of creating Iranian designs with American products such as a muqarnas from cigarette cartons from her family’s convenient store in Bessemer, Alabama, or creating a chadorfrom Mossy Oak camouflage, acts as an effort to visualize and harmonize her experience living between Iranian and American culture.


First Advisor

Shona MacDonald

Second Advisor

Mahwish Chishty

Third Advisor

Alexis Kuhr

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