Nazanin Noroozi’s work begins with private and family archival images, over-laid with found imagery of environmental catastrophes, and lo-fi graphics from early computer games. Questioning archives as modes of cultural transmission and historical memory, Noroozi invites the viewers into fragmented narratives that reflect on the ideas of displacement and fragility. Archeology of technologies such as super 8 home-videos and early computer graphics, as well as printmaking techniques and alternative photography processes navigate between still images and time-based mediums in order to explore fragile states of being and the idea of home that never materialize.





Nazanin Noroozi is a multi-media artist incorporating moving images, printmaking and alternative photography processes to reflect on notions of collective memory, displacement and fragility. Noroozi’s work has been widely exhibited in both Iran and the United States, including the Immigrant Artist Biennial, Noyes Museum of Art, NY Live Arts, Prizm Art Fair, and Columbia University.

She is the recipient of awards and fellowships from New York Foundation for the arts (video & film) Artistic Freedom Initiative, Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, NYFA IAP 2018, Mass MoCA Residency, and Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts.

She is an editor at large of Kaarnamaa, a Journal of Art History and Criticism. Noroozi completed her MFA in painting and drawing from Pratt Institute. Her works have been featured in various publications and media including BBC News Persian, Elephant Magazine, Financial Times, and Brooklyn Rail. 

Nazanin Noroozi





2015    M.F.A. in Painting and Drawing, Pratt Institute, New York, USA
2012    M.A. in Art History, University of Art, Tehran, Iran
2008    B.A. in Painting, Sooreh Institute of Higher Education, Tehran, Iran.


Awards/ Fellowships


2021   New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship/Grant (Film & Video)

2021   Artist in Residence at Institute for Electronic Arts, Alfred University, NY (forthcoming)

2021   WestBeth Artist in Residence, in coalition with Residency Unlimited, Artistic Freedom Initiative, and Westbeth Artists’ Housing 

2020   Membership awarded at the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, NY

2020   International Artist in Residence by Alwan & Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts

2019   Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, Ithaca, NY

2019   Mass MoCA Residency, North Adams, MA

2018   Recipient of NYFA Immigrant Artist Program

2009   First winner of “Selection of A New Generation” Exhibition, 4th
            Year, Homa Art Gallery, Tehran


Solo Exhibitions


2021   The Ripe Tide, Spaces, Cleveland, OH 


2014   Remember I Told You I’d Buy the Flowers Myself

            MFA thesis show, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York


2010   Medusa, Homa Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran


Selected Group Exhibitions



  • Showroom No 1, The Bridge and Tunnel Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

  • Our Tears are Sweet, Our Laughter Venomous, Eastern Connecticut State University 



  • A trouble Shared, online screening, curated by Deric Carner

  • Freedom is an Act, Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, Curated by Natalia Nakazawa, NY

  • Memory Manifests, Didaar Art Collective, Curated by Zahra Baniamerian 

  • Immigrant Artist Biennial; Home Land, NARS Foundation, Brooklyn, NY

  • Respite and Renewal: Inside and Out, Susan Eley Fine Art, NY 



  • A Bridge Between You and Everything, a group exhibition of women Iranian artists, Curated by Shirin Neshat, Highline Nine, New York, NY

  • What if not Exotic, Building Bridges, Curated by Mahsa Farhadikia, Santa Monica, CA 

  • Status, First presbyterian church in the city of New York, Curated by Zahra Banyamerian, New York, NY

  • Wild Wild Earth, NY Live Arts, New York, NY

  • On the Rocks, Susan Eley Fine Arts, New York, NY

  • Evening Red, Curated by Melinda Wang, Museum Ship Lilac, New York

  • Small Works, Curated by Anna Shukeylo, Gallery 178, New York , NY

  • Multiversant, ChaShaMa, New York, NY 

  • Small Works, Alterwork Studios, New York , NY

  • Immigrant Artist Biennial, Radiator Gallery, New York, NY



  • Untitled, White Wall Space, New York, NY 

  • People I love who are Far Away, E.TAY Gallery, New York, NY 



  • Universal Belonging, Prizm Art Fair, Miami, FL

  • Published by the Artist 2017, IPCNY, New York, NY 

  • Unreliable Narrator, Art House Productions Gallery, Jersey City, NJ 

  • Beyond the Ban: Contemporary Iranian Art, Susan Eley Gallery, New York

  • A Dark Wood, Noyes Museum, Atlantic City, NJ



  • A Dark Wood, Art House Gallery & Curious Matter, Jersey City, NJ

  • A Remainder of 1, Stueben Galleries, Pratt Institute, New York

  • A Show We Co-Curated Myself (Straddling the cultural world and the institutions), Pratt Institute, New York



  • NEW WORK, NEW YORK: 1st Biennial Survey of Work by New York MFA Students & recent graduates, New York

  • Memento Mori, Postcrypt Art Gallery, Columbia University, New York



  • East-West Moments, Day To Day, The Museum of Russian Art, Jersey City, NJ

  • Us, Here, 111 Front Street Galleries, Space 216, Dumbo, Brooklyn



  • Morphing Identity, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York



  • Don’t Draw the Line, Dekalb Gallery, Brooklyn,New York




  • The New Generation (4th ed.), Pardis Gallery. Organized by Homa Art Gallery,Tehran




  • Ayeh Art Gallery, Tehran

  • The New Generation (3rd ed.), Homa Art Gallery, Tehran


  • Kamal-el-Din Behzad Gallery,Tehran, Curated by Bobak Etminani



Select Publications/Press/Mentions/Reviews


2021    Correspondence Archive, Natalia Nakazawa & Nazanin Noroozi

2021    EleVate Magazine, Issue No.1

2021   CADDISFLYPROJECT, Vol 2: Pressure


2020   In Nazanin Noroozi's Studio. BBC News Perisan, Tamasha.

2020   Art Spiel: Reflection on the works of Contemporary Artists

2020   “Womanhood in the Iranian Art of the Early Twenty-First Century”. Mahsa ‌Biglow, 2020, Kaarnamaa; A Journal of Art History and Criticism. V 4, N 1, Spring 2020.

2020   Women’s Art Journal, Spring/Summer 2020. Donna Stein


2019   Interview with Art Uncovered, Kimberly Ruth

2019   Brooklyn Rail, Artseen Review, Cigdem Asatekin

2019   Elephant Magazine, Is Migration the Most Politically Charged Subject in the World?, Charlotte Jansen

2019   Independent Persian, Pantea Bahrami


2017   Huffington Post, Art of Iranian Immigrants Reveals The Creative Potential Of Inclusivity,  Priscilla Frank

2016   YO-NEWYORK! , NO. 3. Fall 2016

2014   The Portrait of an Artist, Short Documentary, Mathilde Hamel for CUNY TV and Voices of NY

2008   Review of The New Generation Annual at Tandis Magazine

2009   Review of Nazanin Noroozi’s Exhibition at Tandis Magazine, Amir Soghrati



Artist Talk and Lectures


2021   Artist Talk, CCNY, New York, NY 

2020   Artist Talk with Katya Grokhovsky, founder and curator; Immigrant Artist Biennial

2019   Artist Talk, Columbia University, New York, NY

2019   ArtTable, New York, NY

2019   Panel Discussion for A Bridge Between You and Everything;  Iranian Women Artists in Conversation, Grey Art Gallery, ArteEast and NYU