BIO Aida Vosoughi holds a bachelor’s degree in visual art from Alzahra University in Tehran. She has illustrated newspapers and children’s books, which were published after her departure from Iran. Her work has been exhibited in Iran, Canada, the Netherlands and the United States.
ARTISTIC PRACTICE Aida Vosoughi’s artistic practice bears on ancient Middle Eastern culture and its narrative art. Her original conceptualisation and reinterpretation of classical texts enable her to rediscover her original culture and to address social issues metaphorically. As an Iranian-born immigrant artist, she is familiar with traditional Persian artistic techniques, but her artistic training was fashioned after the Western academic system. Two dialogues thus overlap in her artistic practice, between the abstract and the figurative and between Western and Eastern influences. Through her work, Aida Vosoughi wishes to achieve a new ontology of art, one inclusive of every culture.
PROJECT Aida Vosoughi’s project examines a natural world which has suffered physical deformation following a disaster or a change in perspective. In other words, animal or hybrid figures will be depicted in an environment which is not their own. The project Les paysages déplacés includes paintings on canvas without stretcher bars and drawings on semitransparent paper. The installation will form an ensemble of approximately twenty-five drawings in which the final image will depict a displaced landscape encompassing other displaced landscapes. The superimposition of the drawings and paintings in layers is a visual allegory of the historical palimpsest on which the artist wishes to leave her mark.