Azin Zolfaghari

Azin Zolfaghari (b. 1982, Neyshabur, Iran) has an MFA in Painting from the Tehran University of Art. Her works have been shown in several festivals as well as group exhibitions. Zolfaghari lives and works in Karaj.


Despite its objective clarity and simple structure, house is a fluid, suspicious notion that does not fit into any physical category. In fact, it is by no means impossible that it is an ever-changing, organic structure. It would happen, for instance, that the walls of a house change color spontaneously. Their heights would decrease and the in-door air quality goes bad. All this could intermix with some sort of delusion that is related to people’s psyche, in a way that they accept the limitations and surrender—from the view out of a window that turns day to night by drawing the curtains. This view offers a limited vision span; the façade of a building that is supposed to associate with the overall fabric of the city, telling you that the city is what you see: flat and blocked, with no depth to it. This limited vision span wondrously closes the open space, making it blur, confined, and habitable.

Azin Zolfaghari, untitled, from “Density” series, mixed media on canvas, Polyptych, overall size: 120 x 230 cm, 2019
Azin Zolfaghari, untitled, from “Density” series, mixed media on canvas, 70 x 50 cm, 2020
Azin Zolfaghari, untitled, from “Density” series, mixed media on canvas, 80 x 60 cm, 2020