Shahrzad Changalvaee

Critic - FAV

Shahrzad Changalvaee is a visual artist based in Brooklyn. Incorporating installation, sculpture, video, photography and performance, her practice responds to sculpture making. Her post-migration works are mainly generated through visual found/basic material and respond to the tension between language and physicality, as well as to the space between “wording” and “making.”

Through structures that are mostly temporal, fragile and fragmented, she constructs narratives that question local/global, information/anecdote, language/communication and alienism/exoticism. Her exhibitions include A Feast of Friends, Golestani Gallery, Dusseldorf (2021); In Absentia, In Effigie, The Chimney NYC, Brooklyn (2019); The Understandables Always Arrive from Far Away, Soho20, Brooklyn (2018); You Cannot the Same River Twice, O Gallery, Tehran (2016); Shanghai Biennial, Shanghai (2015); and Recalling the Future: Post Revolutionary Iranian Arts, Brunei Gallery, SOAS, UK (2014).

Born in 1983 in Tehran, Iran, Changalvaee remembers thinking about becoming a teacher on her very first day of school. She has taught courses and workshops at American University of Beirut, Yale School of Art, Caldwell University, SUNY, The Cooper Union and more. She received her MFA in Sculpture from Yale University in 2015 and her BA in Visual Communications from Tehran University in 2006. She lives and works in Brooklyn.

Fall 2022

  • FAV-5125-01 Film & Video Installation
  • FAV-5193-01 Senior Studio: Open Media

Wintersession 2023

  • FAV-W527-01 Senior Studio: Open Media