Sayeh Sarfaraz’s creative world draws its inspiration from the political events relating to her home country’s government. The constant anxiety of conflict, censorship, and the repression of the people of Iran is relayed in the naive language of a plastic toy collection and drawings. Relating directly to her wandering and exile, the figurines, haphazardly staged along childlike patterns, experience dramatic situations such as violent struggles, bombardments, jailings. This distortion between play and politics highlights the injustice of the manipulation of the weak, the gulf between great powers, and a people’s struggle for freedom. By a power transfer, the artist becomes the mistress of her own world as an outlet where her thoughts can freely unfold.
Sayeh Sarfaraz was born in Shiraz, the cultural capital of Iran, located in the south west of the country. She graduated from l’École supérieure Des Arts Décoratifs de Strasbourg France and she is now pursuing different artistic projects in Montreal where she moved in a year ago.
Théâtre de notre mémoire collective, Maison des arts, Laval. Curator: Claire Moeder
Fox&Friends, Centre d’artistes Vaste et Vague, Carleton-Sur-Mer, Canada
Mémoire d'élephant, Galerie Antoine Ertaskiran, Montreal
Dictator in Town, CAFK+A, Cambridge Galleries of Art, Canada
Magic Never Ends "Iran of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad", ARTSPACE, Peterborough, Ontario. Curator: Iga Janik.
Chiraz, Iran (Islamic Republic of)