Soheila Sokhanvari

Soheila Sokhanvari is an Iranian-born artist whose multidisciplinary work weaves layers of political histories with bizarre, mysterious and often humorous narratives that she leaves open to viewers to complete. Sokhanvari, currently a studio artist at Wsying Arts Centre (since 2013), received her MFA from Goldsmiths College in 2011, postgraduate diploma in Fine Art from Chelsea College of Art and Design in 2006 and BA Art History and Fine Arts from Anglia Ruskin University in 2005. She has exhibited extensively throughout Europe and the Middle East, with recent exhibitions including Crossroads Art Fair, London (2016), Champagne Life at Saatchi Gallery, London (2016), where she showed her iconic piece Moje Sabz, solo show Boogie Wonderland at Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, London (2015), The Armory Show 2015 in New York, Hey, I'm Mr. Poetic at Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge (2014), Editions at Edge of Arabia, Jeddah (2014), and The Future Can Wait with Channel 4's New Sensations at Saatchi Gallery, London (2013). Her work has received much attention, having been shortlisted for the Jerwood Drawing Prize 2015, The Future Can Wait 2013, The Catlin Art Prize 2012 and exTRAct 2011, as one of only seven artists selected from across Europe.  Upcoming exhibitions include Paradise Lost, Jerwood Project Space (2017), Viva Arte Viva, Venice Art Biennale (2017) and The New Art Gallery, Walsall Museum (2017).