Anahita Razmi is a video and performance artist based in Berlin and London.
Her previous works have dealt with issues concerning identity and gender, employing objects with a national and cultural significance or citing the work of high-profile artists. Working within the tradition of appropriation and re-enactment, Razmi detaches cultural symbols from their established meanings by employing them in unexpected situations and contexts. Within this, her work often builds up a relation to contemporary Iran.
Recent solo and group shows include “Bucharest Biennale 5: Tactics for the Here and Now” (2012), “Videonale 13″, Kunstmuseum, Bonn, Germany (2011), “Division by Zero”, Carbon12, Dubai (2011), “Iran Via Video Current”, Thomas Erben Gallery, New York (2011), “Make – Believe – Remake”, Kunstverein Friedrichshafen, Germany (2011), “The State: Social? Antisocial?”, Traffic, Dubai (2011), “Leinen Los!”, Kunstverein Hannover (2010), “Ikeallahu Akbar”, Interventionsraum, Stuttgart (2010), “Robberies”, Kunstverein Das Weisse Haus, Wien (2010). In 2010 Razmi received a work stipend from the Edith Russ Site for Media Art, Germany for her work “The Paykan Project”, and in 2011 she was awarded “The Emdash Award” (Frieze Foundation, London) for her project “Roof Piece Tehran”.
Friday, October 26, 2012 – 7-9 PM