Shahrzad Amin bio


Shahrzad Amin

Multidisciplinary artist Shahrzad Amin is interested in fundamental social issues such as democracy, equality, migration and human rights. The latter scopes inform her art practice that examines diasporic and socio-cultural subjectivities. Through an ethnographic lens, the artist’s sensory filmmaking, architectural design, language and visual art practices are molded. Shahrzad Amin’s artworks highlight the necessity of global connectivity, and a social openness through the element of arch bridges; these eastern architectural features stand as place-making symbols when overcoming cultural distances. Amin obtained a BFA from Tehran University of Art in 2010 and an MFA from OCADU in 2020. Her artwork has been exhibited in Tehran, Florence, Los Angeles, San Diego, New York, as well as nationwide exhibits in Canada.