Nazgol Ansarinia

Born in 1979 in Tehran, Nazgol Ansarinia graduated from the London College of Communication in 2001 before earning a Master of Fine Arts degree from the California College of the Arts (CCA) in San Francisco in 2003. The artist's work examines the systems and networks that underlie her daily life. In her work, Ansarinia dissects, interrogates, and reworks everyday objects and events to discover their relationship to contemporary Iranian society. Ansarinia's practice reflects on the tensions between private worlds and the larger socioeconomic context, and how local iterations of a culture can serve as a site for the hopes and fears of those living in a globalized world.
Her recent projects, ranging across sculpture, installation, drawing, and video, represent ways of understanding the role of architecture in delineating interior and exterior spaces and private and public spheres.
Informed by her interdisciplinary background in art and design, projects range in approach and material to offer a perspective that considers the aesthetic and theoretical implications of vernacular architectural practices within the built environment. Ansarinia’s works are largely observational and technical in their scope, offering insight into the issues that are most pressing and urgent for today’s cities and the populations that inhabit them.