Born in the United States to an American mother and an Iranian father, Sara Shaoul was raised in Hong Kong, Singapore, the Ivory Coast and Japan. In 2009, she began focusing on visual art as the natural integration of her studies in art history and cultural anthropology, as well as by her experience as a musician and a photo editor. Her practice investigates the scaffolds and structures of human experience, from bureaucratic institutions to the family. She works conceptually using whatever medium best suits the idea, including sculpture, installation, performance, and video.
Shaoul has exhibited at The Center for Book Arts, White Box Gallery, Present Company, and The Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, among other venues including the Scope Art Fair. She was the 2014 recipient of the Artslant Georgia Fee residency in Paris France, and was chosen as a visiting artist for the AICAD New York Studio Resident program in Dumbo that same year. In 2015 she had her first solo show at Booklyn gallery in Greenpoint, New York. Her work has been profiled in Hyperallergic, the Huffington Post, and the New York Times.
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