Residency Unlimited


2021 | NYC | Artist

Nazanin Noroozi

Nazanin Noroozi. The Ridge, 2020. Mixed media on paper. 22 x 30 inches.

Artist Name: Nazanin Noroozi
Residency Dates: March 2021 - June 2022
Born: 1985
Hometown: Tehran- Iran
Lives & Works: New York, NY
Education: MFA Pratt Institute, MA Tehran Art University


Nazanin Noroozi is a multimedia artist incorporating moving images, printmaking and alternative photography processes to reflect on notions of collective memory, displacement and fragility. Noroozi’s work begins with private and family archival images, over-laid with found imagery of environmental catastrophes, and lo-fi graphics from early computer games. Questioning archives as modes of cultural transmission and historical memory, Noroozi invites the viewers into fragmented narratives that reflect on the idea of displacement. Archeology of technologies such as super 8 home-videos and early computer graphics navigate between still images and time-based mediums in order to explore fragile states of being and the idea of home that never materializes.

Nazanin Noroozin is a Video/Film recipient of the NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship program. Noroozi’s work has been widely exhibited in both Iran and the United States, including the Immigrant Artist Biennial, Noyes Museum of Art, NY Live Arts, Prizm Art Fair, and Columbia University. She is the recipient of awards and fellowships from Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, NYFA IAP 2018, Mass MoCA Residency, North Adams, MA and Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts Residency, NY. She is an editor at large of Kaarnamaa, a Journal of Art History and Criticism. Noroozi completed her MFA in painting and drawing from Pratt Institute. Her works have been featured in various publications and media including BBC News Persian, Elephant Magazine, Financial Times, and Brooklyn Rail.

Support: Nazanin Noroozi's residency is made possible with support from The New York City Artist Safe Haven Residency Program, led by Artistic Freedom Initiative, Residency Unlimited, and Westbeth Artists Housing, and the Andy Warhol Foundation.



EleVate Issue 1 features RU and its residents Daniela Krajčová, Nazanin Noroozi and Peter Erik Lopez.

RU Talk: Nazanin Noroozi In Conversation with Pippa Mott