This is a Studio #2: Flex Space Residency
Elnaz Javani is an Iranian artist, researcher and educator who creates sculpture, drawing, installation and video that explore themes of female body, trauma and cultural identity. Her practice embraces conceptual strategies and handwork using everyday materials mostly fabric, cloth, and thread. She received her BFA from the Tehran Art University of Iran in 2009, and her MFA from the School of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago with full merit scholarship in 2015. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally in the USA, Spain, Iran, France, Colombia, Turkey, UAE, Germany, and Switzerland. Sites include the CAC Ses Voltes International Residency Program (Spain), the Luminas’ Cultural Foundation of Visual Arts (Chicago), the Mottahedan Projects (Dubai), the Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal USA Presidential Award Exhibitions (Chicago), The Munich cultural center at Pasinger Fabrik (Germany), “Le Commun”, Bâtiment d’Art Contemporain (Geneva), San Telmo Museum (Spain) Arts Santa Mónica Barcelona (Spain), and at Espacio El Dorado Bogotá (Colombia).