PhD Student, Concordia University, Canada
MFA, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, United States
BFA, University of Tehran, Iran
Sanaz Sohrabi (Tehran.1988) is an artist, educator, and interdisciplinary researcher, currently pursuing her doctoral studies at the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies in Society and Culture at Concordia University. Sohrabi looks at visual traces, acts of viewership and their reciprocal (dis)(re)appearances to investigate the impermanence and malleability of archival records and historical narratives. Performing history via memory and animating the pace of memory through destabilizing the residual archives, have been at the core of her curiosity, practice, and writing. She received her BFA from University of Tehran, and MFA in photography, video and interdisciplinary studio arts at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Awarded residencies include SOMA Summer School Mexico City(2017), Est-Nord-Est résidence d’artistes(2016), Vermont Studio Center (2015) and Chicago Artist coalition Bolt Program (2014-2015), among others. Exhibitions, festivals, and screenings include Videonale 16 Bonn, Fiva 06 Buenos Aires (first prize for short film), Halifax Independent Filmmakers Festival 2017, Images festival 2017 Toronto, Transart Triennale 16 Berlin, Expo Chicago 2013, and 6018 North Gallery in Chicago, among others. She co-directs Tamaas online journal on arts and politics, an online platform of non-simulation and public speaking, a space for a declaration of thoughts, desires and where urgencies manifest.