Nazgol Ansarinia draws inspiration for her work from a detailed examination of daily routines, events, everyday ephemera and experiences in Tehran and investigates the potential for cultural and urban development in contemporary Iran. Ansarinia’s background in design informs her practice, which employs a variety of media—from video, sculpture, found drawings and street signs, to American security policy and the patterns used for traditional Persian carpets.
Ansarinia’s exhibitions include Green Art Gallery, Dubai, Whitechapel Gallery, London, Museum Rietberg, Zurich, Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco and the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Detroit, among others. She took part in the 10th & 12th Istanbul Biennials, and was a recipient of the 2009 Abraaj Capital Art Prize.
Courtesy of Whitechapel Gallery