Soheila Esfahani

Artist; Assistant Professor, Western University

Soheila Esfahani grew up in Tehran, Iran, and moved to Canada in 1992. She is a visual artist and Assistant Professor at Western University. Her research and art practice navigates the terrains of cultural translation in order to explore the processes involved in cultural transfer and transformation and questions displacement, dissemination, and reinsertion of culture. She is a recipient of grants from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council of Canada, the Ontario Arts Council, and the Region of Waterloo Arts Fund. Her work has recently been exhibited at the Canadian Cultural Centre Paris, Aga Khan Museum, Doris McCarthy Gallery, Cambridge Art Galleries among others and has been collected by various public and private institutions, including the Canada Council’s Art Bank.