Minoo Emami

Region: Northeast

My research examines patriarchy through a transnational justice and feminist lens in the Middle East. I combine family portraits and aspects of Islamic architecture to unveil parts of the denied feminist history and connect viewers with the resilience and agency of Iranian (Muslim) women. Layering formal meaning through the various mediums I use, my work juxtaposes the past with the present, history with memory, and fiction with reality. My art ultimately asks the viewer to consider persistent colonial stereotypes that fetishize women in postrevolutionary Iran, and reframes Iran’s history through a feminist lens. I like to layer techniques and materials like projection video, drawing, light resource, or prints on my paintings.