Avish Khebrehzadeh (Born in Tehran, Iran, 1969) studied painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome and has lived and worked in Tehran and Rome, before moving to Washington DC where she is currently based. Her work explores the power of figures and their multifaceted narrative aspect in multitude of mediums including painting, drawing, sculpture, animation, film, as well as video projections onto drawings and paintings.
Her work was awarded the Leone d’oro at the 50th Venice Biennale.
Solo exhibitions of her work have appeared around the globe in Institutions such as MACRO (Museum of Contemporary Art, Rome), the Rhode Island School of Design Museum in Providence, Rhode Island, MAXXI (National Museum of the 21st Century Arts, Rome Italy), and MONA (Museum of Old and New Art, Tasmania, Australia). Avish Khebrehzadeh is a Civitella Ranieri fellow and a Smithsonian Artist Research fellow.