Faculty Biography - Soheila Azadi

Faculty Biography - Soheila Azadi

Soheila Azadi

Soheila Azadi

Lecturer

A.A University of Najafabad
B.F.A University of Pennsylvania
M.F.A University of Illinois at Chicago

847.635.1950
sazadi@oakton.edu
Room 2430 Des Plaines


Web page: http://www.soheilaazadi.com

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Personal Statement

I am an interdisciplinary visual artist based in Chicago and Iran. I was born in the capital of Islamic cities, Esfahan, while I absorbed storytelling skills. I graduated from an Early Childhood Education program in Iran a year before I immigrated to the U.S.

After my immigration I started learning English while I worked as a teacher substitute for six years. I then moved to Pennsylvania to study Traditional Animation at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. Immediately after, I started an MFA program at the University of Illinois at Chicago. My focus in my practice is where Feminism intersects with art. My inspirations in my practice come from my own experiences of being a woman who have lived under Theocracy and democracy. I use performance art and performative installations as methods to both materialize and narrate stories about women’s everyday struggle in the world.

To learn more about my art practice please go to: www.soheilaazadi.com