Ghazaleh Avarzamani (born in 1979, Tehran, Iran) is an artist who works primarily in sculpture and installation. She is interested in how institutional structures and educational methodologies can shape the construction of knowledge, and she uses her practice as a way to address dominant power structures. Her large-scale works typically involve interactivity, and she frequently makes art in and about public space, utilizing signs and symbols familiar from everyday life and pop culture. 

Avarzamani trained in painting at Azad Art University, Tehran, and holds an MFA from Central Saint Martins, London. She has presented solo exhibitions at the Aga Khan Museum, Toronto (2021), MOCA Toronto (2021), Koffler Centre of the Arts, Toronto (2019), Ab-Anbar Gallery, Tehran (2016), Asia House, London (2014), and Light Gallery, London (2013), and has participated in international residencies, including at the Delfina Foundation (2022) and SOMA Mexico City (2018). Her work is held in collections including Arsenal Contemporary, MOCA Toronto, TD Collection, and Red Mansion. She lives and works between London and Toronto.

(Photo courtesy of the artist)

Nadia Martínez

Artist-in-Residence, MFA in Visual Art

Mari Spirito

Visiting Artist-Curator, MFA Visual Art

Nasrin Himada

Visiting Artist, MFA Visual Art

Kristen Ghodsee

Visiting Artist, MFA Visual Art

Zun Lee

Visiting Artist

Judy Walgren

Alumnx Co-Visiting Scholar, MFA Visual Art