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Artist Statement


Photo credit: Najma Abukar

Paria Goodarzi is an Iranian-born artist and social art practitioner, a member of UNESCO RILA Affiliated Artist network, and The Young Academy of Scotland. Paria studied BA (Hons) in Textile Design from the University of Science & Culture in Tehran, Sculpture & Environmental Art at Glasgow School of Art, and Master of Adult Education, Community Development & Youth Work at Glasgow University.


Paria’s artistic focus is on cultural and political transfers and translocations, as well as the contemporary human condition, cultural identity, and displacement. Through a multidisciplinary practice, Paria examines the formation and representation of identity, frequently incorporating collaborative, participatory, and socially engaged artworks.

A significant component of her work involves the development of socially engaged art projects that respond to ideas of cultural belonging, representation, displacement. She cofound the art initiative ‘Distanced Assemblage’ with the intention of enhancing the wellbeing and visibility of individuals from diverse cultural and social backgrounds; by providing opportunities to engage with creative practice and cultural organisations.

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Phone number +44 07453 747108


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