Mojdeh Rezaeipour (she/her/hers) is an Iranian American artist and storyteller based in Washington DC (currently a resident at STABLE arts space). Her large scale installations and organic mixed media sculptures and works on wood explore hyphenated identity and belonging, as well as the intersections of our collective striving for healing and transformation.
After completing her BA in Architecture at UC Berkeley, Mojdeh’s life and work have taken her to San Francisco, New York City, Los Angeles, Rome, Tokyo and Berlin. Sponsored by a fellowship through The Studio Visit, Mojdeh spent the summer of 2018 at takt Berlin and will be returning there in January 2020 for a solo exhibition at Tapir Gallery.
Mojdeh’s exhibitions nationally and internationally have been featured in publications such as So To Speak, DIRT, BmoreArt and The Washington Post. Her stories have aired on The Moth Radio Hour on NPR and she also served as The Moth’s Washington DC StorySlam Producer from 2015-2018. Mojdeh’s work is privately collected worldwide and several of her works were recently acquired for the permanent collection at Eaton Workshop (DC). She frequently speaks about her work at schools and universities and offers various independent workshops on art and storytelling.
About The Work
“I am interested in the intersections of healing and what I imagine justice could look like in our striving for healing and liberation across all borders and scales, starting with the individual human experience. Rooted in the duality of my childhood in Iran and the disembodied nature of the immigrant experience, much of my work is a semi-autobiographical exploration of systems of oppression, hyphenated identity and wholeness. I engage with and collaborate with nature as both a medium and a muse, using material such as roots, branches, soil and pigmented beeswax as well as the body itself. Childhood photos, self portraits and other representations of me often make visual appearances, deconstructed, reconstructed and placed in context through unveiled threads of memory and understanding. Through this unraveling alongside a play with space, color, architectural elements and transformed artifacts, I invite the viewer inside the walls of my own learning and into an embodied consideration of our collective resilience and transformation.”
Press + Publications
2017 So To Speak Journal - Featured Artist Q&A about my solo exhibition "Belonging"
2015 Washingtonian Magazine - Profile in Fairfax Neighborhood Guide