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-disciplinary artist incorporating moving images, printmaking and alternative photography processes to reflect on notions of collective memory and displacement. Noroozi’s work has been widely exhibited at galleries and museums across the world including SPACES, Cleveland (OH), Athopos, Athens (Greece), Golestani Gallery, Dusseldorf (Germany), Immigrant Artist Biennial, Noyes Museum of Art, NY Live Arts, School of Visual Arts, and Postcrypt Art Gallery at Columbia University. She is the recipient of awards and fellowships from New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship (film & video), Marabeth Cohen-Tyler Print/Paper Fellowship at Dieu Donne’, Artistic Freedom Initiative, Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, and Mass MoCA residency. 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, Die Zeit Magazine, BBC News Persian, Elephant Magazine, Financial Times, and Brooklyn Rail.