Mahsa Nouri (b. 1991, Tehran, Iran) has a BFA in Painting from the Tehran University of Art. Her work has been exhibited in a Two-Man Show and several group shows including “Episode 06” in Mohsen Gallery. Nouri lives and works in Karaj.
The “Return” series started by reading a piece of news about migrants in Turkey who accused the Greek police of beating and forcing them to strip off in a freezing no-man’s land on the border. Frustrated bodies that have been through a lot to realize their dreams. I identify myself with each one of them, imagining the moment in which I realize I cannot afford to have a dream anymore: I have to give it up and go back. In the meantime, there is no home to return to and there is no utopia on the other side of the rainbow.