To provide context and invite discussion about her Mills Gallery exhibition Project Room No. 2: Azadeh Tajpour, the artist will be in conversation with Fatemeh Moghaddam, introduced by BCA Director of Visual Arts Randi Hopkins. Azadeh Tajpour’s installation focuses on their experiences, in 2019, at the Haskell Free Library, which is situated on the US/Canadian border and became a meeting place for Iranian families divided by borders and the Muslim ban since 2017. In light of the ongoing protests in Iran, Azadeh and Fatemeh also talk about “Women, Life, Freedom” and the intersectional leadership of Iranian women.
Join us at the BCA Mills Gallery on Friday Oct 21, 6-7pm. This event is free with a confirmed RSVP. Refreshments will be provided.
Azadeh Tajpour is a multidisciplinary artist born in Tehran and based in Boston. She is a current Studio Resident at Boston Center for the Arts, and a recipient of the Artist Resource Trust Fund award from Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, the Massachusetts Cultural Council Artists, Somerville Art Council, and Armory Center for the Art Fellowships, The Studios at Mass MoCA, Virginia Center for the Arts, Playa, Boston Center for the Arts, the Symposium of Contemporary Art of Baie-Saint-Paul, Québec, Art Omi, and PLAYA Artist Residencies. She has exhibited in Boston, Los Angeles, Mexico, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Iran. Her documentary Film has been screened at the Harvard Art Museums, Aga Khan Documentation Center at MIT, and at the Islamic Civilizations and Societies Programs, Boston College.
Fatemeh Moghaddam (she, her, hers) is a doctoral candidate in Education and Women’s and Gender Studies at Syracuse University. Fatemeh’s work is at the intersection of decolonial transnational, Black, indigenous, and Muslim feminist praxis and pedagogies. Using ethnography and oral history, her current research theorizes and reconceptualizes women’s leadership, practice of power and feminist community building and charts an indigenous genealogy of feminist leadership in Iran.