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Nazgol Ansarinia

Iranian, b. 1979

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Nazgol Ansarinia

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Iranian, b. 1979

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Biography

A winner of the Abraaj Capital Art Prize, Nazgol Ansarinia makes multimedia works that, in her own words, reveal the “inner workings of a social system” and how these affect the subconscious mind. Ansarinia’s practice is rooted in research and studying networks relating to everyday life, such as automated telephone sequences, American security policies, and the circulation of news. Her series “Reflection/Refractions” (2012), for example, is comprised of collages made from two newspaper articles covering the same story, arranged based on ayene kari (Iranian mirror mosaic) patterns, such that the text is ultimately illegible. Ansarinia also visualizes the anxiety generated by bureaucracy and the Iranian state using quotidian objects, such as embroidered tapestries with motifs of civilians, or furniture that conspicuously has its middle sections missing.

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Biography

A winner of the Abraaj Capital Art Prize, Nazgol Ansarinia makes multimedia works that, in her own words, reveal the “inner workings of a social system” and how these affect the subconscious mind. Ansarinia’s practice is rooted in research and studying networks relating to everyday life, such as automated telephone sequences, American security policies, and the circulation of news. Her series “Reflection/Refractions” (2012), for example, is comprised of collages made from two newspaper articles covering the same story, arranged based on ayene kari (Iranian mirror mosaic) patterns, such that the text is ultimately illegible. Ansarinia also visualizes the anxiety generated by bureaucracy and the Iranian state using quotidian objects, such as embroidered tapestries with motifs of civilians, or furniture that conspicuously has its middle sections missing.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Established
Established representation
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Tate
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale National Pavilion, and 4 more
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10 Iranian Artists Who Are Shaping Contemporary Art
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10 Iranian Artists Who Are Shaping Contemporary Art
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