Gelare Khoshgozaran (Iran/USA) has a practice which is fluid in form and medium. Preoccupied with surveillance and simulation, her work ponders the production of sites through the perception of bodies, objects and images.

During her residency at Delfina, Gelare will continue researching the use of surrogacy in the construction of sites and political subjects.

Gelare’s films, video essays, installations and performances have been presented in solo and group exhibitions at the New Museum, Queens Museum, Hammer Museum, LAXART, Human Resources, Visitor Welcome Center, Articule (Montreal), Beursschouwburg (Brussels), Pori Art Museum (Finland) and Yarat Contemporary Art Space (Baku, Azerbaijan). She was the recipient of a Creative Capital | Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant (2015), an Art Matters Award (2017), and the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award (2019). Her essays and interviews have been published in contemptorary (co-founding editor), The Brooklyn Rail, Parkett, X-TRA, The Enemy, Art Practical, Flat Journal, Ajam Media Collective and Temporary Art Review, amongst others.

With support from

MOP Foundation

Artist’s website



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