Informed by her Iranian American identity, New Media artist Nassem Navab critically engages with a wide array of social issues, from the policing of women’s bodies, to self-expression and identity. In her most recent work “Zanan” are 3D printed figurines of young hijabi women in strong poses, wearing their hijab with pride while keeping their unique identity. She works in various mediums from 3D modeling, video, sound and photography. She currently resides in Tucson, Arizona and is pursuing an MFA at the University of Arizona. Navab received her BA in Interdisciplinary Computing Arts and Media from University of California, San Diego in 2014. In 2016, she presented her work at the State Center for the Arts in Tijuana (CEART Tijuana), Mexico. Navab has been part of a traveling group show Someone To Ride The River With, which has shown at various art galleries in the Southwest including Lionel Rombach Gallery (UofA, Tucson, AZ), Harry Wood Gallery (ASU, Tempe, AZ) and CFA Downtown Studio (NMU, Albuquerque, NM).

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