Shahrzad Changalvaee, Body #1, 2010.

Shahrzad Changalvaee (Iran) uses typography as her medium to explore socio-political themes heavily influenced by her Persian heritage. Her explicative use of the Farsi language and its poetry creates graphic and dynamic imagery, which is captivating regardless of one’s knowledge of the language or culture.

Shahrzad received a BA in Graphic Design from the Faculty of Fine Arts at Tehran University. She has been exhibiting her work since 2007 and was a finalist for the Magic of Persia Contemporary Art Prize (MOP CAP) in 2011.

Shahrzad works and lives in Tehran.

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