Neda Razavipour (Iran)
lives and works in Tehran. She studied fine arts at the university of Paris I Sorbonne and stage/space design at ENSAD Paris. Her works range in media from performance and interventions in the city spaces to photography, video, drawing, painting and stage design. By connecting art with the events of everyday life, Neda Razavipour tries to deal with various aspects of the current situation of her society in every dimension, from political and social, to psychological or even physiological. Without using direct language, she reveals the complicated challenges embedded in her society and her individual life. In her experiences, Razavipour tries to change the position of an ordinary spectator to an active participant; a kind of dynamic engagement, in a site-specific location, which questions and provokes the audience at the same time.
Razavipour has co-founded the “Leeve Company” – an experimental research-based theatre group (1998), the “Movazi” public performance and installation group (2004), the “Studio Jalleh” collective Art studio, exhibition space and residency project (2007), “Karestan” organisation for artist’s health support (2012) and “Nafas”, an NGO of artists and environmental activists against the air pollution in Tehran (2014). Her work has been shown in international venues, including: C.C.C.B, Barcelona; Red Brick Warehouse, Yokohama; Apex Art Gallery, New York; D-Art Foundation, Athens; Devi Art Foundation, Delhi; CIA, Paris; Espaco Cultural Oi Futuro, Rio de Janeiro; Pergamon Museum, Berlin.
In 2015 she is a resident artist taling part in the accompanying program of the exhibition KURZ / DUST / غبار at the Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art.