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MOJDEH REZAEIPOUR: MEMORIES, DREAMS, RECLAMATIONS
MARCH 1 – 24, 2019
Opening Reception: Sunday, March 3rd, 3-6PM
Mojdeh Rezaeipour is an Iranian American artist and storyteller based in Washington, DC. Her organic mixed media works and installations explore hyphenated identity and belonging, as well as the intersections of our collective striving for healing and transformation. After completing her architectural studies at UC Berkeley, Mojdeh’s involvement in art and design has taken her to San Francisco, New York, Rome, Tokyo and Berlin, where she spent the summer of 2018 on an arts fellowship awarded by The Studio Visit. Her exhibitions locally and internationally have been featured in publications such as The Rib, DIRT, So To Speak, and The Washington Post. Her stories have aired on The Moth Radio Hour on NPR and she also served as The Moth’s Washington DC StorySlamProducer from 2015-2018. Mojdeh’s work is privately collected worldwide and several of her works were recently acquired for the permanent collection at Eaton Workshop in Washington, DC.
Memories, Dreams, Reclamations (یکی بود یکی نبود) explores the spaces we are called to claim and reclaim between dualities of dark and light, pain and play, trauma and healing. In nonlinear collaboration with her past and future selves, Mojdeh Rezaeipour brings us inside of a semi-autobiographical landscape of learning and adaptation, where she engages in a process of piecing herself back together. Her organic mixed media self portraits, assemblages and installations incorporate natural elements and her own body, as well as photographs, early drawings and toys from the artist’s childhood in Iran. Through this playful deconstruction and reconstruction of personal narrative, Rezaeipour exposes a familiar language of individual and collective resilience.. A complete set of images and information is forthcoming. Click here for the preview: http://gallery30south.com/mojdeh/
Contact gallery director Matt Kennedy for more information. (323)547-3227.
Education: 2008 University of California at Berkeley BA in Architecture, Minor in Art History 2018 Alt*Div (Grassroots learning community) Self Directed Masters in Arts & Social Justice Solo Exhibitions: 2019 on matters of resilience ها قاصدک | Gallery30South (Los Angeles, CA) 2019 Learning; Unlearning | China Hutch Projects 2018 on matters of resilience ها قاصدک | Open Gallery at Cafritz Foundation Arts Center 2018 Fractal Futures | Olly Olly 2017 Belonging | Arlington Arts Center 2016 Soul Soil | Strathmore Mansion Invitational Gallery Selected Group Exhibitions: 2018 This Is America | Eaton Workshop 2018 Something Lost | Tapir Gallery (Berlin, Germany) 2018 Border (Untitled) | Cody Gallery at Marymount University 2018 SAMASAMA | Shopkeepers 2018 Alchemical Vessels: Our Common Thread | Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery 2018 HyphenAmerican | Gallery102 2018 Artists & Poets: Freedom of Expression - Freedom of the Press | Epicure 2018 Bread & Roses | The Fridge 2017 Ephemeral Treasures | Buchanan Partners Gallery at Hylton PAC 2017 EMULSION 2017 | PEPCO Edison Place Gallery 2017 Alchemical Vessels: The Dark Journey | Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery 2016 Flesh & Bone II | IA&A at Hillyer 2016 Bern The System | The Fridge 2016 A Celebration of Ferdowsi's Shahnameh | IACC 2016 Disembodied | Epicure 2016 Off The Wall Benefit for Visual Art | George Mason University 2016 March150 | Target Gallery 2016 Embracing The Power Of Artistic Practice | Al-Mutanabbi Street Project, Olly Olly 2016 KIDS | The Fridge 2016 Moleskine Mailer Collaboration | Tempus Projects (Tampa, FL) 2015 More Than A Muse | Epicure 2015 Transformer Gallery‘s 12th Annual Silent Auction & Benefit | American University’s Katzen Arts Center 2015 Baby Canvases Five | Olly Olly 2015 1460 Wallmountables | DC Arts Center | First Place 2015 Captive | Epicure 2015 Cut/Tear | Olly Olly Fellowships / Residencies: 2019 STABLE Arts (Washington, DC) 2018-2019 Olly Olly Gallery (Fairfax VA) 2018 The Studio Visit Fellowship at Takt Institute (Berlin, Germany) Awards / Reviews / Publications: 2018 Review of Fractal Futures | The Rib 2018 Review of Fractal Futures | DIRT 2018 Review of Fractal Futures | The Washington Post 2018 TSV Berlin Artist Fellowship Awardee: Mojdeh Rezaeipour | East City Art 2017 Featured Artist Q&A | So To Speak Feminist Journal 2017 Review of FALL SOLOS 2017 | The Washington Post 2016 Story about Al Mutanabbi Street Project | The Washington Post 2015 Featured Artist Q&A | So To Speak Feminist Journal 2015 Featured Artist Profile | Northern Virginia Magazine 2015 Best Use Of Space | 1460 Wallmountables 2015 Profile Piece in Fairfax Neighborhood Guide | Washingtonian Magazine 2015 Review of Cut/Tear by Mark Jenkins | The Washington Post 2014 Rooftops In Tehran | The Moth Podcast & The Moth Radio Hour Talks and Workshops: 2019 Washington College (Chestertown, MD) 2018 Little Salon Featured Artist (Washington, DC) 2018 George Mason University (Fairfax, VA) 2018 Takt Institute (Berlin, Germany) 2017 Foxcroft School (Middleburg, VA) 2017 Nasty Women Art Talks Arlington Arts Center (Arlington, VA) 2016 Strathmore Mansion (Bethesda, MD) 2015 Bridge International Schools (Nakuru, Kenya) 2015 Connecticut College (New London, CT) 2015 The Churchill School (New York, NY) 2014 International HS (New York, NY) 2014 AHRC (New York, NY) 2014 English In Action (New York, NY) Related Experience: 2010-Present Co-Founder, Program Curator | Epicure Cafe (Fairfax, VA) 2016-2018 Community Steward, Member of Founding Group | Alt*Div 2015-2018 DC StorySlam Producer | The Moth (Washington, DC) 2008, 2013, 2014 Collaboration with Jean Paul Bourdier (Utah+Nevada) 2010-2011 Landscape Architect | Balmori Associates (New York, NY) 2009-2010 Intern Architect | Sou Fujimoto Architects (Tokyo, Japan) 2008-2009 Junior Architect | KSHA Architects (San Francisco, CA) 2007 Intern Architect | Elskop-Scholz (New York, NY) Permanent Public Collections: Eaton Workshop (Washington, DC) - Dates of acquisition: August 2018, January 2019
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