2019 Season I
BAHAREH KHOSHOOEE (USA / Iran)
Artist Statement/ BiographyThrough her practice Khoshooee explores the concept of self and other, technology and its imperfection, diaspora and fragmentation. She uses her body as a tool and her performance as a process in creating visual imaginary liminal spaces and self-estranged characters. Using her body, Khoshooee invokes the viewer to exist in a conflicted state; at once immersed in her perspectives and at the same time aware of the farce; the experience of being the other and being the first person back and forth.
Bahareh Khoshooee was born in Tehran, Iran, in the year of the goat, 1991. Khoshooee will be mounting three solo exhibitions in early 2019 at Elijah Wheat Showroom (New York), Tikhonova Wintner Gallery (New York), and Coco Hunday (Tampa). She recently exhibited an installation at NADA MIAMI 2018 and Orlando Museum of Art (Orlando), a solo exhibition at Elsewhere (New York), and a two-person show with Aruni Dharmakirthi at Housing (New York). Khoshooee has been included in group exhibitions at C24 Gallery (New York), Museum of Photography (Stokholm), 2018 Taiwan Annual, Fajr International Film Festival 2018 (Tehran), and Untitled Art Fair 2017 (Miami). Khoshooee served as an artist-in-residence at Skowhegan School of Art and Painting 2018, Triangle 2018, Ox-Bow 2017, and ACRE Residency 2016.