Raheleh Filsoofi: Debated Narrative

Saturday, Sep 10 – Oct 20, 2022

864 N. Ashland Ave, Chicago, IL 60622

ENGAGE Projects is excited to announce our upcoming solo show Debated Narrative by multidisciplinary artist and educator Raheleh Filsoofi. Born in Iran, living in the United States, and working in between, Filsoofi contemplates the psychological effects of marginalization and the occupation of geographic and socio-political liminal space. Filsoofi’s work oscillates between the literal and figurative concepts of land, ownership, and border informed by her lived experiences as an Iranian woman and immigrant. With roots in ceramics, Filsoofi uses the aesthetic approach of symmetry to embody these concurrent challenges of her identity in both Iran and the United States. A self-described “collector of soil and sound, itinerant artist, feminist curator, and community service advocate,” Filsoofi uses her dynamic community role to create space for women and non-binary artists and scholars.