Azin Seraj, ‘Verse Foretold’, 2010, San Francisco Cinematheque: Benefit Auction 2017

Framed, framed dimensions: 25.5 x 37.5 inches.

As a new media artist, Azin Seraj is continually exploring and navigating media as a powerful tool for relating across borders, mapping transnational identity, capturing beauty in the mundane, and exploring self-reflection. Her positioning as an Iranian immigrant and woman of color living in the U.S. serves as a compass for her to reflect on both the specificity of lived experience and a more universal human condition. In addressing these concepts through new media, Seraj seeks to evoke a time and sense based experience that engages audiences on a visceral level. In Seraj’s recent work she has explored combining video projection with elemental materials, visually and poetically recounting personal narratives as a way to give voice to global issues. Seraj believes in the tremendous potential this technological medium has to subvert and transcend the agendas of mainstream mass media through art, activism, collaboration, and global accessibility.

–Courtesy of San Francisco Cinematheque

Signature: Signed

Image rights: Artist retains all image rights.The work cannot be exhibited without artist's permission.

Solo Exhibition, Martina Johnston Gallery, Berkeley, CA, 2013.

Hafez Mausoleum, Shiraz, Iran