Mahshid Rafiei

Mahshid Rafiei’s work considers the ways a process, a material and an image can become so inextricable, so indistinguishable, that they ossify projections of a prejudiced imaginary. Her work has been exhibited at Fri Art Kunsthalle, Fribourg (2018); Rheum Room, Basel (2018); Image Arts Gallery, Toronto (2016); and Libreria Cascianelli, Rome (2015). Recent collaborative and discursive projects have been presented at Mercer Union, Toronto (2018); Studio Theatre at Harbourfront Centre, Toronto (2017); and online at Temporary Art Review (2016). In 2019, she participated in March Meeting: Leaving the Echo Chamber at Sharjah Art Foundation. 
During her residency, Mahshid will develop a new group of works that explore the conflict between image and material through various sculptural and image-making processes.

The artist would like to thank the Canada Council for the Arts for their support. 

Recent exhibitions


October 12 – November 25, 18, Fri Art Kunsthalle, Fribourg

Routine Check, Rheum Room, Basel


contingent on the back of a whale, Image Arts Gallery, Ryerson Image Centre, Toronto, ON