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2014 Hallie Ford Fellow

Tannaz Farsi


(Left to Right) "Study for Weaving," 2020. Archival inkjet print, 40 x 30 in. "Units of Movable Earth," 2017. 1000 species tulips (Humilis Violacea, Linifolia, Turkestanica, Clusiana Chrysantha, Eichleri, Orphanidea Flava, Schrenkii, Polychrome, Clusiana), soil, vinyl. Dimensions variable

Tannaz Farsi’s configurations of objects and images address the complicated networks around the conception of memory, history, identity, and geography.

Drawing from cultural objects, feminist histories, and theories of displacement evidenced by long-standing colonialist and authoritarian interventions into daily life, her project-based works propose a different means of representation regarding non-western subjects and objects that obstruct singular and conventional means of identification.Her work has been exhibited at venues including SFAC Galleries, San Francisco, California; Portland Institute of Contemporary Art (PICA) and Disjecta Contemporary Art Center, Portland Oregon; Pitzer College Art Galleries, Claremont, California; Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, Washington; the Urban Institute of Contemporary Art, Grand Rapids, Michigan; Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, Wilmington, Delaware; and The Sculpture Center, Cleveland, Ohio. She has been granted residencies at Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, MacDowell, and the Rauschenberg Foundation among others. Her work has been supported through grants and awards from the Oregon Arts Commission, National Endowment for the Arts, University of Oregon, and the Bonnie Bronson Fund.



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