Anahita Norouzi Clare Samuel Double Opening

Date(s): Feb 4th 2023, 5:00 PM

Event

Double Opening

Anahita Norouzi, view from the installation Systema Naturae, 2021-2022

Clare Samuel, You Should Burn Your Hair After Cutting itMalcolm, 2022 

OBORO is delighted to welcome you to our spaces for our first opening of 2023!

Starting at 5pm, join us for the opening of Anahita Norouzi’s Systema Naturae in the Salle Daniel-Dion et Su Schnee, and Clare Samuel’s Malcolm in the small gallery. The exhibitions continue until March 11, 2023.

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Double Opening

Anahita Norouzi, view from the installation Systema Naturae, 2021-2022

Clare Samuel, You Should Burn Your Hair After Cutting itMalcolm, 2022 

Anahita Norouzi is a multidisciplinary artist, originally from Tehran and active in Montreal since 2015. She holds advanced degrees in Fine Arts and French Literature from Concordia University in Montreal. Her research explores notions of displacement, memory and identity from a psycho-historical point of view.

Norouzi excavates historical narratives in order to consider the global impact of colonialism and how it permeates contemporary culture. Instigated by marginalized or forgotten histories, her work is articulated across a range of materials and mediums including sculpture, installation, photography, video, and performance. 

Norouzi has taken part in several individual and collective exhibitions. She is the recipient of the Grantham Foundation Award, the Liz Crockford Artist Fund Award, the Vermont Studio Center Merit, and a finalist for the Magic of Persia Contemporary Art Prize for pieces shown at the Royal College of Art in London and in Dubai.  

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Clare Samuel is a visual artist, writer, and educator originally from Northern Ireland, now living as a settler in Tkaronto. She holds a BFA in Photography from Toronto Metropolitan University and an MFA from Concordia University. Her work focuses on connection and distance between the Self and Other, as well as notions of social division, borders, and belonging. Spanning mediums such as photography, video, text and installation, her projects are often a dialogue with the idea of portraiture.  

Clare has exhibited and screened internationally, most recently at A Space Gallery and The Varley Art Gallery. Her images and writing have appeared in publications such as Prefix PhotoBlackFlash and Border Crossings. She teaches at OCADU, Toronto Metropolitan University and University of Toronto. She is a founding member and co-director of Feminist Photography Network, a nexus for research on the relationship between feminism and lens-based media. 

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