How did you get into debt?
Living expenses before and during school. School
Describe your art practice
I was born in Tehran, Iran and now live and work in Bay area. My works addresses with experiences and the language of communication and translation created by cultural and political circumstances and predicaments that separate people because of different power dynamics, political and cultural circumstances. Using interactive time-based strategies such as participatory projects, performances, video, installations, live video chats etc to create poetic spaces and opportunities for human connection and communication.
Would your work look different if you weren't in debt?:
yes, for sure, I would more focus on art and impacts of it rather than getting worried of how I should pay my rent. I could have studio, use better materials and think wide enough to also support my community since I am social engaged artist.