Negin Mahzoun (b. 1984, Tehran, Iran) lives between New York and Tehran. She received her BFA in Graphic Design from University of Science and Culture in Tehran, and is currently enrolled at the MFA Studio Art in the City College of New York. Most of the themes of her works are in direct relationship with her lived experience. She addresses the psychological trauma that arises from sociopolitical problems in her portraits and works involving the human body. Her work began with painting and she has experimented with a variety of materials over the years. Mahzoun’s works have been presented in many group and solo exhibitions, international festivals, and biennials.
From ancient tales to contemporary stories, we face narratives that address half of human. One half makes an effort to release itself from the other half. This half is wrapped in inconspicuous layers of equality. That is the selected half with a predetermined and ambiguous identity; a suspended half that loses its impact within new knowledge and archetypes. It is a half hidden in contradictions that cannot be ignored forever.