This installation is an exploration of the ways in which individuals and groups operate and react to the notion of borders and control. Their reactions bear a direct relationship to the ways in which societies deal with gender separation, power relations, and information. This final exhibition is a conclusive juncture ...

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‘I want to be like you…’ is part of an ongoing research which will become part of a visual book entitled “Elephant and Tea Cup”. This particular aspect explores issues around consumerism and the ways in which western ideology merges with Iranian sensibilities. Shiraz recently became home to the world’s ...

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Choices and Voices was developed over a period of 6 months with the West Midlands Counter Terrorism Unit. I was asked to make an interactive and meaningful social tool that engaged young people in difficult discussions around violent extremism. I worked closely with Security and Partnership officers, School based officers, ...

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Alternations is a performance and film exploring the notion of shifting identities. It was originally screened at AtreEast gallery, New York, May 2004 as part of an exhibition entitled ‘Near’ and later at the 2nd Bishkek International Exhibition of Contemporary Art. Curated by Mutratbek Djumaliev, Gulnara Kasmalieva and Sara Raza, ...

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Prey is a compilation of 12 photographs form a larger collection of images taken during a trip to Iran in March 2006. This work intends to question and diversify perceptions of Iran by subverting the often limiting viewpoints of the world media and offering alternative imagery. The focal point in ...

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Armada was a single day interventionist, participatory event that commented upon Liverpool’s historical legacy as a port city in collaboration with artist, Elena Cassidy-Smith. The event took place outside the Maritime Museum, Albert Docks for the Liverpool Independents Biennial 2008. We invited passers by to make folded paper ships from ...

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Ch’adore is a response to the many facets of the Chador. A play on the words chador and j’adore (I adore you), this works extends an ongoing fascination with veiling and the multiple ways in which is both loved and loathed. The work was originally made as part of the ...

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It Goes can be loosely described as a moving photograph, 1hour of recorded traffic at the Shiraz gates peacock roundabout in Iran in March 2006. This recording captures the chaos and order of interaction between people and traffic on the 13th day of Iranian New Year celebrations, which is traditionally ...

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Special Offer is a series of drawings over time, recording thoughts and feelings onto flash cards. The series depict the pertinent as well as the mundane. This is a live project without a fixed end point. Currently there is no intention to exhibit the work, more a playful exploration of ...

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Man Made is a collaborative project with Farhad Ahrarnia. We started the project back in 2007 and steadily collected and built a body of works consisting of photographs, film, objects and sound. In this project, we have been collaboratively exploring and contradicting perceptions of Iranian (Middle Eastern) man. We interviewed, ...

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