Ghazaleh Avarzamani (b. 1980, Tehran) is an artist currently based in Toronto. She holds a Master of Fine Arts from Central Saint Martins, London. Recent solo exhibitions have been presented at the Koffler Gallery, Toronto (2019); Ab-Anbar Gallery, Tehran (2016); Asia House, London (2014); and Light Gallery, London (2013). Recent group exhibitions include Frieze Sculpture Park London (2019, Bocconi Art Gallery, Milan (2018); Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium Museum, Norway (2018).
Ghazaleh Avarzamani’s practice examines the roles of experience, memory, psychology, modern rationality, and educational methodologies in the construction of knowledge. Considering a range of spaces, structures, and devices for interactivity, self-development, and play, her work questions the contextual biases that shape meanings and values. Exploring these concerns in relation to growth and erasure, she frequently utilizes signs made familiar through popular culture and materials associated with everyday life. Avarzamani seeks to expose the paradoxical realities behind educational methodologies through reference to game systems, personal aspirations, and cultural manuals, foregrounding play as an important mode of thinking.