Living and working in German exile since the 1990s, themes like the violation of Human Rights and the oppression of women are of major concern for the artist and activist Parastou Forouhar, who employs a powerful feminist language in her art. Her work blurs the boundaries between form and concept, biography and artistry.
With artistic techniques such as installation, graphic print or performative photography, Fourouhar engages with the positionality of the female body, and how diversity and ambivalence shape the meaning and ownership of the space in relation to gender, ethnicity and migration.
Her work has been widely exhibited around the world and is included in prestigious permanent collections, including The Queensland Art Museum, the British Museum, Belvedere in Vienna, the Museum of Modern Art in Frankfurt, the Deutsche Bank Art Collection and the Walker Art Center.
Kurdestan Borderlands (2019-2023)
Digital print on photo rag
Edition of 5 +2AP
39.4 x 39.4 in
Select Exhibitions and Events
Radio Free Europe – Radio Liberty | Art Agains the Regime: An Iranian Woman’s 25-Year Struggle | 5/2/2023
The Guardian | Interview: “Is it art of pain?” Iran’s Parastou Forouhar on family, death, and failed revolution | 9/29/2017
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