Negin Sharifzadeh – Bio

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Negin Sharifzadeh is a multi-disciplinary artist, performer and filmmaker based in New York.

Growing up in Iran, one of the world’s most historically and socially complex regions, in the wake of revolution, she is fascinated by the mechanisms and interplay of different natural, emotional, and political systems. Her work explores how these systems are composed; how information, energy and material are codified within them; and how bodies are impacted by and interact with them. She has explored these themes through multiple mediums including sculpture, performance, installations, and increasingly combining all of these mediums in stop-motion animation.

Negin’s short animated film, Even Gray Feels Blue, has been featured in festivals around the world, and was awarded Best Experimental Film at the 2012 Williamsburg International Film Festival,Best Animated Film at the 2012 Crown Heights Film Festival and Best Video Art Production at the Alwan Center for the Arts in New York.

Negin has had solo exhibitions and performances in Tehran, Los Angeles, Chicago, New York and has been part of numerous international group exhibitions. She received her BFA in Sculpture from faculty of Fine Arts, Tehran University in Iran in 2002, and her BFA from School of the Art Institute of Chicago in performing arts in 2010.

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