AFRUZ AMIGHI Read biography


Afruz Amighi reflects upon history to create her multimedia installations. She has an in-depth and critical understanding of Iran’s visual culture, from both an insider and outsider’s point of view. Her largest work to date, specially commissioned for the 55th Venice Biennale, focuses on the crossroads of culture at the Biennale itself, as well as the history of Eurasian exchange. Developed from a parable about a contest between Chinese and Greek artists by Jalal al din Rumi, it fuses patterns of Venetian lace with water, shadow and architectural design. Select group exhibitions include Doris Duke’s Shangri-La: Landscape, Architecture, and Art, Museum of Art and Design, New York (2012), Contemporary Iranian Art in the Permanent Collection, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (2012); Light of the Sufis: The Mystical Arts of Islam, Museum of Fine Art, Houston, Texas (2010) and the Jameel Prize Exhibition, Victoria & Albert Museum, London (2009). Select solo exhibitions include Suspended City, Bloom Projects, Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, California (2012), The Hidden State, Nicelle Beauchene Gallery, New York (2011) and Angels in Combat, Isabelle Van Den Eynde Gallery, Dubai, United Arab Emirates (2010). Afruz Amighi lives and works in New York.