"Point of view of the Drone series," graphite pencil on vellum. Photo: Tomi Grgicevic

Azadeh Tajpour

2021-2022 Studio Resident

Azadeh Tajpour is a multidisciplinary artist born in Tehran and based in Boston. She has used archival photographs and found footage to examine the lenses through which we look at “others” exploring the gray area and the shifting borders between “us” and “other.”

She holds an MFA in Visual Arts from Claremont Graduate University, California and an MA in Art History from California State University, Los Angeles. Azadeh Tajpour is a recipient of numerous awards and artist residencies, including the Massachusetts Cultural Council Artists Fellowship, Somerville Art Council Fellowship, Armory Center for the Art Fellowship, The Studios at Mass MoCA, Virginia Center for the Arts (2017 and 2019), Boston Center for the Arts (2013 and 2021), the Symposium of Contemporary Art of Baie-Saint-Paul, Québec, and Art Omi.

She has exhibited in Boston, Los Angeles, Mexico, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Iran. Her documentary Film, “Gazing through a Lens—Ali Khan Documents 19th-Century Iran”, has been screened at the Harvard Art Museums, Aga Khan Documentation Center at MIT, and at the Islamic Civilizations and Societies Programs, Boston College.