Photo by David Moriya 

Photo by David Moriya 

Nooshin Rostami (b. Shahroud, Iran) is a New York-based interdisciplinary artist and educator. She grew up in the old and dusty megacity of Tehran and immigrated to the United States to pursue her graduate studies. Soon after her move, she finds herself in a place of exile and uncertain of the possibility to return to her home country. This unsettled journey of displacement shaped the core of her practice. As a multidisciplinary artist, Rostami works predominantly in performance, installation and sculpture where she creates controlled systems of structures and simultaneously brings a series of mutable and spontaneous gestures that negotiate the relationship between seemingly paradoxical notions such as static versus fluid and stability versus uncertainty. The mechanical component of her work is often expressed through geometric forms where she measures and defines tangible and abstract spaces. This geometry is liquified and broken down by uncontrollable and fluid means such as light, reflection, movement, and negative space.

Rostami has widely exhibited and presented her work in solo and group settings in the United States, Iran, India, Italy, Spain, Germany, Austria, and Canada. Her work has been featured in a number of publications such as Baumtestquarterly, Jadaliyya and Ajam Media Collective. She has participated in residencies both locally and internationally such as NARS and Tifa working studios.  Her research interests pertain to system development, and the relationship of object and body to space, place and landscape.