Bahareh Khoshooee is a multidisciplinary artist born in Tehran, Iran in 1991, the year the Internet was made available for unrestricted commercial use. In her work she explores the underlying tension between reality and fiction, confabulation and manipulation, false memories and alternative facts. Khoshooee not only uses social media as her platform but deconstructs its visual language, utilizing its limitations as a way of subverting the nature of virtual culture. She harvests personal memories and cultural references (both Iranian and American) as the raw material for creating hybrid characters and fabricated circumstances. As a result, due to the free-floating absence of the referent, her video-installations and performances feel strangely familiar yet foreign, seducing the viewer into a pleasurable state of disorientation. She attended Skowhegan School of Art and Painting in 2018, received her MFA in Studio Art from the University of South Florida (2017) and her BA in Industrial Design from the University of Tehran (2014). Khoshooee has presented her work at NADA MIAMI 2018, Orlando Museum of Art (Orlando), Elsewhere (New York), Housing (New York), and Rawson Projects (New York). She has been included in group exhibitions at C24 Gallery (New York), Museum of Photography (Stokholm), 2018 Taiwan Annual, Fajr International Film Festival 2018 (Tehran), and Untitled Art Fair 2017 (Miami). She will be in residence at Baxter St. CCNY this upcoming Fall. Her work has been featured in The Huffington Post, The Guardian, Artnet News, Vice, The Metro, and The Creators Project.

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