Main Gallery Project Space, October 30-December 6
Far From Home: Between Heaven and Earth
Gallery Route One, 11101 CA-1, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956 - (415) 663-1347
Minoosh Zomorodinia is an Iranian photographer, performer, and video artist. In her exhibition at Gallery Route One, Zomorodinia presents her on-going exploration and investigation of the ‘Self’ in the artist's cultural and political struggles as a Muslim woman living in the United States today. The artist will perform briefly before the reception and before the closing night.
Zomorodinia defines her concept of the ‘Self’ within four elements: earth, air, water, and fire. Her photographs and videos suggest an intimacy with nature. The natural world provides a safe platform from which she is able to express her struggles freely, externalizing inner emotional states through performing simple, repetitive gestures. Alternately humorous and serious, through ritual and play, fear and hope, her work also challenges the beliefs and concepts of Zomorodinia's Islamic background.
Zomorodinia currently lives and works in the Bay Area. She received an MFA in New Genres from the San Francisco Art Institute, U.S. (2015), an MA in Graphic Design (2006) and a BA in photography from Azad Islamic University in Tehran, Iran (1998). Her work has been exhibited locally and internationally at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Isfahan, Iran; Pori Art Museum in Pori, Finland; the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, U.S.; Marin Community Foundation in Novato, U.S.; and the Nevada Museum of Art, Nevada, U.S. She received MFA Fellowship Award from San Francisco Art Institute (2013), Honorable Mention at 8th Annual CCC Student Film Festival (2012), Photography Award from Pocono Arts Council in Pennsylvania (2015), and the Headlands Center for the Arts Graduate Fellowship Alternate Award in Sausalito (2015). She is a member of the environmental artists group: Open Five in Iran, and a Board Member of the Women Environmental Artists Directory (WEAD) and a Board Member of Ziya Art Center in the Bay Area.
Far From Home is an annual exhibition presented by Gallery Route One's Project Space. The series examines issues of immigration, exile, diaspora and refugee experiences from a first person point of view. The artists are foreign born or the children or grandchildren of foreign-born parents living in the United States today.
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