Nasim Nasr

Wednesday 3 August
1-2pm, Black Theatre

Through her photography and video practice, Iranian-born Australian-based Nasim Nasr explores and comments upon both specific and universal cultural concerns in contemporary society. Her work has engaged complex issues of State and self-censorship, the transience of cultural and personal identity, and global concerns of civil, social and political unrest.

When individuals migrate from one culture to another, one’s identity through language can become a multi-faceted challenge between the past and present. Nasr is interested in the notion of cultural relationships and their role in western and eastern contemporary society.

Sydney-based Nasim Nasr (b. 1984 Tehran, Iran) explores and comments upon both specific and universal cultural concerns in contemporary society through her art practice. She completed a Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design at the Art University of Tehran, Iran (2006), and a Master of Visual Arts (Research) at the SA School of Art, Architecture and Design, University of South Australia, (2011).

Since graduating Nasr has developed a body of work that has been featured in both solo and group exhibitions and festivals, in Australia and internationally. Her work has been published widely, in the Huffington Post, Artlink, Eyeline, Australian Art Collector and Contemporary Visual Art+Culture Broadsheet magazine. Some of her previous exhibitions include Art Dubai Cinema, UAE and 64th Blake Art Prize, Casula Powerhouse, Sydney (2016), Only for my Shadow, 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, Sydney (2015); Redlands Konica Minolta Art Prize, National Art School, Gallery, Sydney (2015); Art Dubai, UAE (2015); TarraWarra Biennial 2014:Whisper in My Mask, TarraWarra Museum of Art, Melbourne (2014); Art Stage Singapore (with GAGPROJECTS) (2013 & 2015); and Landlocked, Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, Sydney (2013). Her work was also presented at the 2011 Boston Online Biennial Project, New York, which was later featured at the 54th Venice Biennale (2011).

Her forthcoming group exhibition Sixth Sense curated by Djon Mundine, will be presented in August at the National Art School Gallery, Sydney. Nasim Nasr is represented by Greenaway Art Gallery, Adelaide.


Image: Nasim Nasr Muteness (detail) 2011-13, series of 1-8
Giclée print on Hahnemühle archival paper, 80 x 80 cm, edition 5 plus 1AP
Image courtesy and © the artist and GAGPROJECTS / Greenaway Art Gallery, Adelaide