Mojdeh Rezaeipour is an Iranian American artist and storyteller based in Washington DC. Her organic mixed media works and installations explore hyphenated identity and belonging, as well as the intersections of our collective striving for healing and transformation. After completing her architectural studies at UC Berkeley, Mojdeh’s involvement in art and design has taken her to San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles, Rome, Tokyo and Berlin, where she spent the summer of 2018 on an arts fellowship awarded by The Studio Visit. Her exhibitions locally and internationally have been featured in publications such as The Rib, DIRT, So To Speak, 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).
About The Work
Mojdeh is interested in the intersections of healing and social justice in our striving for healing and liberation across all borders and scales, starting with the individual human experience. Rooted in the duality of her childhood in Iran and the disembodied nature of the immigrant experience, much of Mojdeh's work is a semi-autobiographical exploration of systems of oppression, hyphenated identity and wholeness. She engages 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 her 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, dimensionality and architectural elements, Mojdeh invites the viewer inside the walls of her own learning and into an embodied consideration of our collective transformation.
In The Media
2017 So To Speak Journal - Featured Artist Q&A about my solo exhibition "Belonging"
2015 Washingtonian Magazine - Profile in Fairfax Neighborhood Guide