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Sepideh Tajalizadeh Dashti
photography, performance, video

Visual Arts, Western University

Dashti currently is in her second year of MFA at Western University in London, Ontario, Canada. She migrated to Canada in 2011 from Iran and due to her family Commitment, she has lived to the USA since August 2019. Her artistic practice is related to exploring her body by creating performance, video, and installation. Her work also includes her reflection concerning the injustice and tyrannical politics of her homeland that she still engages with. Through multiple discourses and contexts, she is always rediscovering, reinventing, and reinterpreting her Iranian identity, as a pivotal point for exploring her work in the multiple and heterogeneous context. Dashti earned her BFA, Fine Arts Studio Practice-Intensive Studio Specialization, Honours Digital Arts Communication Minor, at the University of Waterloo in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada with the Dean’s Honours List. She is also a recipient of various Awards such as Lynn Holmes Memorial Award and Curator’s Choice Award during her BFA. She received the Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship in social sciences and humanities research in 2019. Her work has been showcased nationally and internationally.

Mindfulness or creative activity can be employed by Dashti to think through care – expressing self through performance art and body art