Emerging Artist Residency
Jeannie Thib Emerging Artist Residency Recipient
Raaz Pourfazli is an art historian and type enthusiast based in Toronto. Her artistic practice merges her passion for words and letters with collective memories from her homeland, Iran. Central to her work is the exploration of the impact of displacement on bodies, which she views as containers of firsthand knowledge within a community. As a writer, Raaz delves into various fields, including race and ethnicity in postmodern and contemporary art, with a particular focus on exploring the concept of racial melancholia and sadness in performance and dance. Raaz holds an MA in Contemporary Art, Design, and New Media Art Histories from the Ontario College of Art & Design University (OCAD) and a BFA in Graphic Design from Soore Art University in Tehran.