Ghazal Ghazi (Tehran, Iran, 1990) is a multidisciplinary visual artist whose life has spanned three distinct regions: the Middle East, the U.S., and South America. As an artist, she investigates collective memory and cultural intervention, exploring themes like displacement, language, and state violence through embroidered oil paintings and ceramics. Most recently, she was a 2022 Junior Fellow at the Library of Congress, and a semifinalist in the National Portrait Gallery’s Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition 2022 at the Smithsonian Institution. She is the recipient of grants from the Puffin Foundation, the Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition, and the Norman Arts Council. She was a Finalist in Visual Art for the Barbara Deming Memorial Fund.
As a writer, she has participated in literary conferences throughout Latin America. In 2019, her first poetry manuscript, La frontera desemboca en ti, was published in Guatemala by Cafeína Editores. Her poetry has been published in literary publications in Turkey, Mexico, Chile, Nicaragua, and the U.S.
Photo by Hannah Crickman