bio

Raheleh Minoosh Zomorodinia is an interdisciplinary artist working in video, photography, performance, and installation. She believes in and trusts the creative process to reveal her intuition and give form to unconscious and deeper mysterious truths. She employs photography and video to make visible what is in her mind’s eye, while reflecting on her emotional, psychological and subconscious experiences inspired by her surroundings. Zomorodina serves on the environmental artists group Open Five in Iran. She received an MFA in New Genres from San Francisco Art Institute (2015), an M.A. in graphic design (2006) and a B.A. in photography(1998) from the Art and Architecture Azad University in Tehran, Iran. She has been the recipient of several awards and residences such as MFA Fellowship from San Francisco Art Institute, Finalist Tosa Award, and Djerassi Resident Artists Program and the Affiliate Program at Headlands Center for the Arts. Her work has been exhibited locally and internationally in Iran, USA, Finland, Romania, South Korea, Canada, England, and Mexico.

Statement
An underlying theme in my work is the investigation of the concept of “Self”’ particularly how the “self” relates to the environment. My works are deeply informed by my cultural background, religion, and politics. Borrowing from rituals and nature, sometimes infusing humor, I integrate contradictory concepts in pieces that visualize “Self” struggles. I use the mediums of photography and video to document intuitive moments played out within specific spaces. I make visible to audiences the view in my mind’s eye—reflections of my emotional, psychological, and subconscious experiences.