Join Rebuild Foundation for the opening of an installation by Sohelia Azadi, an interdisciplinary artist based in Chicago and Iran. Azadi’s work explores human interactions within the social sphere. In this work, titled Knife, Azadi blurs the line between genders and visually critiques the binary social constructs that exist in our society. Azadi’s installation will be on view at the Dorchester Art + Housing Collaborative from December 7 to December 10 from 9 am until 5 pm.
Azadi is currently an adjunct professor at Oakton Community College and received an MFA from University of Illinois at Chicago and a BFA from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. Azadi’s inspirations come from her experiences of being a woman while living under Theocracy. Now residing in the U.S., Azadi is dedicated to transnational feminism with a passionate devotion to the ways in which race, religion, gender, sexuality, and ethnicity intersect. Azadi uses performance art and performative installations as methods to both materialize and narrate stories about women’s everyday struggles in the world.