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Published on July 13, 2021

Leila Pazooki

#USTOO 2020, Neon, image courtesy of the artist and Leila Heller Gallery, NY.

Born in Tehran in 1977, multimedia artist Leila Pazooki was educated at the National Art Academy of Tehran, The Academy of Fine Arts in Munich and The Berlin University of Arts. She is currently based in Berlin, Germany.

Through a variety of media, Pazooki's work is inspired by political, social and personal situations and conventions, across and between cultures and environments. Originally a painting student, over the years she has diversified her practice into photography and video art, as well as installation and sculpture. Through these media, she creates complex investigations into perception and participation, shrewdly challenging viewers preconceptions and expectations, her fluent handling of disparate subjects and textures imbued with a distinctive humor and irony. Exhibited globally and included in major collections in Germany and the US, her works have an international perspective, gained from the artist's experiences living in cultures as diverse as Iran, Mexico and Germany.