Soheila K. Esfahani

Artist Statement

Soheila K. Esfahani’s art practice focuses on translation as the process of ‘carrying across’ or ‘bringing across’, and also on Homi Bhabha’s notion of the Third Space as a site for cultural translation. Her current work employs shipping pallets as metaphors for the transfer of units of ‘culture’, which are translated in the sense of being ‘carried across’ into another culture. The pallets also represent ‘in-betweeness’ by being in a state of permanent transit.


Soheila K. Esfahani grew up in Tehran, Iran, and moved to Canada in 1992. She received her BA in Fine Arts from the University of Waterloo and her Master of Fine Arts degree form the University of Western Ontario. She was a semi-finalist for the 2004 New Canadian Painting Competition through RBC Investments and the Canadian Art Foundation. Her work is represented in public and private collections including the Canada Council’s Art Bank.


    Soheila K. Esfahani: The Vagireh Pattern

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