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, 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. Receiver of the Derek Hill Scholarship, she is currently an artist in residence at the British School at Rome out December 2018 and has exhibited extensively throughout Europe and the Middle East, with recent exhibitions including Salam Salam, Installation commissioned by the Magic of Persia Foundation (2018), LDWN, installation at Victoria Station, London, a collaboration between the Tate Collective and City Hall (2018), the travelling group show “I AM” Jordan, London and the USA (2018); Heart Of Glass, a solo exhibit at The New Art Gallery Walsall, Uk, (2017); Homeland at Kunsthalle Osnabrück, Germany (2017); Paradise Lost, Solo exhibit at the Jerwood Project Space, London (2017); 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 next solo exhibition, Addicted to Love, will take place at Kristin Hjellegjerde London 2019. Sokhanvari's work can be found in international private and public collections, including LACMA, National Gallery of Victoria, The New Art Gallery Walsall, Beth Rudin Dewoody Collection, Easton Capital/John Friedman Collection, Frank Cohen Collection and Saatchi Gallery Collection.